ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 – the world’s first tablet with 4GB of RAM. The second will be the Apple iPad Pro, but the huge tablet Apple is not a competitor of a compact 8-inch model ASUS. And then finish metal body under the skin and is the new processor Intel. Powerful new.
Fashionistas will appreciate
The sleek bar design – decoration, reminiscent in appearance to the skin. But if the touch surface, it can be concluded that it is a rubberized material. For it is convenient to grasp the tablet that resembles a woman’s clutch. Association continues to corporate cover-stand, decorated in the same style. It helps set the gadget to your desktop, so it will be easier to watch movies or read. Not just an attribute of a beautiful life.
The unit decided to make a fashion accessory, as you approach this? We like it all already tired of repetitive clones, nice to meet new idea.
The tablet with 4GB of RAM is very light, it is convenient to take in hand and read a book during a trip on the subway. It weighs less than 300 grams and the thickness of only 6.6 mm. Build quality is excellent, the tablet or bends or breaks force. However, hardly anyone would sit with him in the back pocket of jeans, it’s not a smartphone. Angles maximum smoothed sides and ends, too, with no sharp lines. Ergonomics is well thought out, the device can be controlled with one hand, and the two, depending on the task.
Almost the entire rear of the closed metal plate, decorated with a pattern in the style of large tablets or laptops ASUS. The fascia speakers are sent directly to the user when he holds in front of the plate.
The sound is loud, but there is no bass at all, then do not listen to dubstep.
The most powerful tablet with 4GB of RAM
The heart of the tablet with 4GB of RAM ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 – its processor Intel Z3580 with 2.3 GHz and 4 GB of RAM. 16 GB of internal memory, due to the additional slots can be installed even 128GB. “Stuffing” is similar to that in the smartphone ASUS Zenfone 2, it is not surprising that in the benchmark model beats out very good results.
This power allows you to play any games on the highest graphics settings, gamers will like it.
And why not make a thicker body, his here more capacious battery? But functionality is sacrificed design. It’s a pity. During the game heats the upper part of the plate, but still you can play, there is no discomfort. However, the brightness of the screen may be “blown away” from 100% to 50%, automation works strangely.
The tablet with 4GB of RAM is designed for entertainment, so let’s see how it works in different modes. Games will put the battery for 3.5-4 hours, and watching videos in Full HD at maximum brightness – 6 with no more. Not to say that it is very little, but not very much, the average results by the standards of the class. Comparable to the Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact. But if you buy a tablet with 4GB of RAM for watching videos, then choose the best Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, it works longer in this mode. The same can be said about the iPad mini 2 or 3.
The main body of two connectors: a port for a microSD USB type-C. So going on a trip, do not forget to bring your cable, otherwise there will be problems finding suitable. For aesthetes, the real blow will shift to the right USB-port. The data can be transmitted wirelessly by Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11ac.
A clear picture
Frames have a large tablet with 4GB of RAM, but otherwise I would have problems with the management: no place to stretch your fingers, there are false positives. This could be avoided with the little aesthetic loss. Display 8-inch diagonal and a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. Dot density is comparable to the iPad mini, where the retina screen, or compact tablet Samsung. Display good oleophobic coating, then remove fingerprints easy 10-point sensor is working properly.
ZenUI looks not in the spirit of the canons of material design. Although the shell is decorated in minimalist style, it works quickly and smoothly. So if you do not find fault with the clearance of other observations to her there. The tablet provides a convenient feature. With the installation of new software applications themselves are sent to a specific folder.
Put the race, the application goes to the games section, bought a new video player, he gets in a section of media. And so on. Unusual and convenient option.
It is practical because it allows you not to waste time on manual sorting applications in the menu. However, if you do not like the automation, this option can not enjoy.
Quite simple camera
Cameras here without frills. The 5-megapixel module is suitable for self in the street, and the main 8-megapixel sensor will make a copy of a document or a photo of acceptable quality. But it is advisable to take something static, because with children running around shooting autofocus can not cope.
Even a day in the pictures a lot of noises, not to mention the subjects are taken at night or indoors.
The package included accessory feather Z Stylus. It helps to take handwritten notes, draw, control tablet. If you wish, you can enter text stroke or cut the desired areas. The slim space for the stylus is not found, so it can be mounted on the cover. Def need to buy separately.
The most important features of ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 – a powerful platform Intel, the just tablet with 4GB of RAM (more is no one) and a beautiful body. Metal, clearance under the skin, design accessories – tablet looks stylish. Praised the model of a high-quality screen, thin and lightweight design, good thickness at this time of the performance. Quarreled over the lack of support for LTE: calls, receive SMS tablet can not. The quality of the speakers is also not very high, we expected more.
The price ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is 390 US. The main competitor – iPad mini 3 version of 16 GB of memory costs about 360 US, but the iPad mini 4 is already on 495 US – large overpayment for nearly an improved processor. From compact version for Android about the same price, the group will be called Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4. Plus. Sony – protection against water, but only a screen resolution Full HD. At an economical tablet Samsung Super AMOLED screen, but the plastic housing.