ASUS sure got our attention at Computex 2015, where they announced a couple tablets with a great price and fair specs. The only sad part is that, knowing ASUS, we thought it would probably take a while for these devices to reach the USA. Thankfully, we were wrong! The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 has launched in the stateside! Well… at least one of them has.
Lucky for us, the USA happened to get the better version of the two (albeit a less powerful version of the better version… if that makes sense). The ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 packs a great 8-inch 2048x1536p IPS display, a 64-bit Intel Atom ZZ3580 processor, 2 GB of RAM 32 GB of internal storage, 5/2 MP cameras and a 15.2 Wh battery. It also sports a 0.27-inch thin body, which is outstanding for a tablet.
No one can deny these specs look good on paper, but they will appear even better once you learn the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0’s pricing range. This tablet is now available from Best Buy for only $200!
You could certainly do much worse with that amount of money, but there is a better option for those who need more power. ASUS is planning to release a more specced out version with 4 GB of RAM, a faster processor, better cameras and even a resourceful USB-C connector. We will likely also see the ZenPad 8.0 (Z380) soon, which is a more affordable tablet with 1-2 GB of RAM, an Intel Atom X3 processor, a disappointing 1280x800p display and 8-16 GB of internal storage.
Those who see potential in the currently available ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 can simply head to BestBuy.com and purchase away. Are any of you signing up for this one? Are you waiting for one of the other versions instead? Hit the comments and share your thoughts!