Taiwanese electronics conglomerate Asus is ramping up its Android tablet lineup. At the ongoing hardware conference Computex 2015, the company announced a range of new tablets in varied screen sizes and performance capabilities targetting a wide range of consumers. The company launched ZenPad 8, ZenPad S 8 (Z580CA) with 8-inch display; ZenPad 7.0 (Z370C), ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) and Asus ZenPad C 7.0 with 7-inch display, and 10.1-inch sized ZenPad 10 (Z300C) and ZenPad 10 (Z300CL) tablets.
The ZenPad 8 sports an 8-inch 720p (1280×800 pixels resolution) IPS LCD display. Inside the device sits an Intel Atom x3-C3230RK (4x Silvermont) clocked at 1.2GHz and ARM Mali 450 MP4 with an option to couple either a 1GB RAM module or a 2gigs memory chip. As for the storage, the ZenPad 8 comes in 8GB and 16GB storage variants with both sporting a microSD card slot.
Other features of the device include a 5-megapixel sensor at the back and a 2-megapixel shooter placed upfront. On the connectivity front, the ZenPad 8 supports LTE, Wi-Fi and other standard options. The device packs in a 15.2Wh battery. On the software end, it is running Android 5.0 Lollipop with ZenUI on top.
ZenPad S 8 (Z580CA)
Coming to the top-of-the-line 8-inch tablet, the ZenPad S 8 (Z580CA) sports an 8-inch super high 2048×1536 pixels resolution IPS LCD display. It is powered by Intel Atom Moorefield Z3580 chipset clocked at 2.33GHz with PowerVR G6430 GPU and 4GB RAM. As for storage, the ZenPad S 8 comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB options. All the three variants support microSD card for further expansion. The ZenPad S 8 is thinner too, having a waistline of 6.68mm compared to 8.5mm in ZenPad 8.
Other features of the device include a 5-megapixel sensor upfront and an 8-megapixel shooter at the back. It packs in the same battery, but surprisingly only supports Wi-Fi. The ZenPad S 8 also sports a USB Type-C USB connector. Asus also plans to offer an optional Z Stylus, which is a digital pen which lets you to doodle on the screen with 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity.
ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) and ZenPad C 7.0
The company also announced the ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) and Asus ZenPad C 7.0. The ZenPad C 7.0 sports a 7-inch display with rather unimpressive 1024×600 pixels IPS display. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3200 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, with a choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card should you need more storage.
The ZenPad 7.0, as the name suggests, sports a 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3200 processor coupled with either a 1GB or 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, it comes with 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage that’s expandable via microSD card. On the connectivity front, the device supports Wi-FI but doesn’t facilitate data connectivity over cellular connection. Other features include support for Wi-Fi, a 0.3-megapixel which is placed upfront, and a 5-megapixel sensor which goes at the back.
ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG)
The ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) is pretty much identical to the Z C 7.0 model, except that it supports 3G connectivity (that is — it has a micro-SIM card slot) and comes in two variants, of which one offers 0.3-megapixel and 5-megapixel camera combination while the other packs in a 2-megapixel and 8-megapixel shooters.
Coming to the 10-inch lineup, the ZenPad 10 which comes with a rather unimpressive 720p display. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3200 processor with 1GB or 2GB of RAM options, and 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB storage options. It too doesn’t support LTE.
ZenPad 10 (Z300C)
There’s also ZenPad 10 (Z300C) which comes with a 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 2-megapixel sensor at the back. There is also a variant which offers 2-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensor combination. Weighing at just 500 grams, the device comes with a 18Wh battery, which as the company claims, could last for 8 hours on a single charge under typical usage.
ZenPad 10 (Z300CL) and ZenPad 10 (Z300CG)
The ZenPad 10 (Z300CL) and ZenPad 10 (Z300CG) are very similar to the Z300C model but offer slightly different hardware. For instance, the Z300CL comes with 2GB of RAM and an additional 64 gigs of built-in storage. It supports 4G LTE and offers 9 hours of battery life on a single charge. It comes with 2-megapixel front camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera. The ZenPad 10 comes with only 1GB of RAM and supports 3G connectivity. It sports a 0.3-megapixel sensor upfront and a 2-megapixel camera on the back.
The company didn’t have pricing information or launch availability date to offer to the public just yet.