In a world where tablets are offered mostly in Black and White (and Gold), ASUS aims to rejuvenate the tablet segment with its new ZenPad series. Announced during Computex 2015 in Taiwan, the new Zenpads have a interchangable back cover which not only changes the looks but also adds functions as well.
The folks at ASUS Malaysia has invited the media for a sneak preview this coming Friday, and we expect the latest Zenpads to go on sale shortly after.
For the upcoming launch, we are likely to get the ZenPad 8.0 and the ZenPad S 8.0. The ZenPad 8.0 gets an 8″ 1280×800 display and under the hood you’ll find an Intel Atom X3 processor with either 1GB or 2GB of RAM. Meanwhile the ZenPad S 8.0 gets higher end specs which includes an 8″ 2048 x 1536 display, Intel’s Atom Z3580 processor with 4GB of RAM and it uses USB Type C.
Some of the interchangable back covers include a power case that extends your tablet’s battery life up to 15 hours and an audio cover that gives you a DTS 5.1 Surround Sound with its built-in 6 extra speakers. Also included with the Zenpad S 8.0 is a Z-Stylus that has a 1.2mm writing tip and it works quite similar to Samsung’s S-Pen from the Note series.
Just earlier last week, ASUS Malaysia has quietly released its budget friend ZenPad C 7.0 that’s priced at RM499. While it looks like a bargain, the specs are quite underwhelming when compared to FonePad 7 that offers 2GB RAM and better cameras.
Stay tuned as we will be there at the event to provide live updates.