We gave you a heads-up around a month ago that ASUS was planning to bring out a refresh of the ASUS ZenPad tablet line, and it looks like the first of those are out via Best Buy’s online store. We’re happy to tell you that if you need a tablet upgrade, these new ASUS tablets – a variant of the ZenPad S 8.0 and another of the ZenPad 7.0 – are now available for purchase online.
This variant of the ZenPad S 8.0 tablet is specifically the Z580C-B1 model, kind of a tweener right smack in between the high end Z380C and the lower end Z580CA. In typical ASUS fashion, there looks to be a lot of variants for specific product names. This variant has the 8-inch 2K resolution (2048 x 1536) display, and is powered by a quad-core Intel Atom 1.3Ghz Z3530 processor and 2GB or LPDDR3 RAM. This variant will have 32GB of internal storage, a 5MP/2MP camera combo, and will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop. The price point is at USD$199.99.
The smaller 7-inch variant is the ZenPad 7.0 Z170C-A1 tablet. This has a 7-inch 1024×600 (almost HD, haha) display, powered by a 1.1Ghz Intel Atom x3-C3200 processor. That will be supported by 1GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. All of these will run under Android 5.0 Lollipop, and the pricing is at USD$99.99.
If you’re looking to upgrade your tablet, you may want to wait until ASUS trots out all the variants for the new ZenPad refresh. There’s bound to be one there with specs and at a price point that should be just right for you.