TAIPEI – As part of its sample new products at Computex 2015 fair, Asus has introduced a range of tablets ZenPad frontline, including ZenPad S 8.0.
The ZenPad S has the Atom Z3580 64-bit processor from Intel and 4GB of RAM, the first 8 inch tablet to have this feature, according to Asus. The ZenPad S also features a PowerVR graphics processor 6430.
According Jonney Shih, chairman of Asus, the ZenPad provides 3.4 times the processing performance on Internet browsing some of its competitors and 2.2 times the graphics performance.
The S also has an optional style. Despite being an extra, Zen style was designed specifically for ZenPad S and offers stunning 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity with a point of writing 1.2 mm.
Asus seems to have concentrated on the design of the new ZenPad and offers a metallic finish with “diamond-cut edges”.
The S has a thickness of only 6 mm (0.25 inches) and weighs 298 grams (10.5 ounces), so that compares favorably with the IPAD Mini 3 having 7.5 mm (0.29 inch) thick and weighs 331 grams (11.6 ounces) in the case of model that only comes with Wi-Fi.
The screen is an IPS 2K (2,048×1,536-pixel) panel with a density of 324 pixels per inch. Has several special enhancements Asus, as TruVivid and Tru2Life (features known collectively as VisualMaster), which aim to improve the clarity, contrast and brightness. The TruVivid technology modifies the traditional manufacturing process of the screen to eliminate the gap between the touch panel and the LCD model, which improves the optical transparency, according to Asus. The Tru2Life + technology, on the other hand, is an addition of software that improves video playback.
Among the accessories are cover Clutch and another, called Power Cover, which adds an additional 15 hours battery life.
Other options in the range ZenPad are ZenPad 8.0, which has an Intel processor x3-C3200, embossed leather and interchangeable rear panel. There is also the option of a cover that adds audio feature DTS 5.1 sound format with six speakers. Meanwhile, the ZenPad 7.0 and 10.1 have different size screens and 10.1 has an optional keyboard.
Although the company has not specified what operating system will have the ZenPad range, images delivered to the press suggest that it is Android. But Asus in the past has included both Windows and Android in its range of tablets and the Atom processor means that the option of running Windows is present.
All ZenPad tablets will come with 4G LTE and versions that only use Wi-Fi, although availability will be different in various regions. Still they have not announced pricing or date of release.
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