Before going all aggressive in the smartphone market, Asus used to regularly launch its fleet of Android tablets under the Transformer series. Padfone and Fonepad were the next evovled tablets from the Taiwanese company and today, they’ve got the ZenPad.
Asus introduced two new models of the ZenPad – the 7-inch and 8-inch one recently and we’ve been playing with the 7-inch variant for a couple of days to see what the deal is with Asus’ latest tablet family.
The ZenPad 7.0 has a good design and form factor. Although the tablet looks like another run-of-the-mill from the front, Asus has outdone itself when it comes to the back. The tablet has a clean design and leather patterning at the back that gives it a premium look. The back cover is removable, which can be replaced with different coloured Zen Cases.
Another nifty addition is the use of accessories. We had an Audio Cover at our disposal that enables 5.1-channel surround sound, thanks to the integrated four satellite speakers, one center-channel speaker and one subwoofer.
Asus also sells different accessories to enhance the function or design of the tablet, like the Zen Clutch or a Power Case to enhance the battery life.
On the hardware side, the ZenPad 7.0 is equipped with a 7-inch display that supports a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The display looks sharp and even supports Asus’ Splendid that helps to customise the colour temperature as well as hue and saturation of the display.
The Atom x3 quad-core processor and 2GB RAM handles tablet’s processing duties and we won’t say it to be power packed but there’s not much to complain at this price point.
The 8 megapixel camera supports most of the camera modes you’d find in a Zenfone device and even features a 2 megapixel for video calls and selfies.
The ZenPad 7.0 has a 3450mAh battery and quite frankly, we didn’t get to fully drain the battery completely, Asus claims the tablet can give up to 8 hours of battery life.
We’ll be playing with the tablet more and if you have any questions, do let us know in the comments.