The new ZenPad S 8.0 tablet from Asus can now be had for $199.

Well, you can have one in the US (and have it delivered here in the Philippines). Best Buy is already selling the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 for the aforementioned device, with some other stores such as B&H and Adorama putting the device up for pre-order.

Per the official announcement last month, the Asus ZenPad consists of several varieties of tablets. The S sub-series currently have two models, both of which have 8-inch displays and are powered by Intel Atom processor. They further vary according to RAM and internal storage options.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) Specs

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • 8-inch IPS LCD (1536×2048 QXGA), ~320ppi
  • 2.3GHz 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom Z3580 processor
  • 2/4GB RAM
  • 16/32/64GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • GPS
  • Dimensions: 203.2 x 134.5 x 6.6mm
  • Weight: 298g
  • 8-hour battery life; 15.2Wh Li-Po battery

Available in black and white colors, the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 offers DTS HD premium sound and Sonic Master technology. Every purchase comes with a lifetime 5GB online storage on Asus’ cloud service, with an additional 11GB for the first year.

The Z580C model offers similar specs, but has a slightly underpowered Intel Atom Z3530 processor. Its front- and rear-facing cameras have 2- and 5-megapixel resolution, respectively.

One of the accessories for the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is the Z Stylus. It offers precise input for natural writing and drawing with its 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity and 1.2mm writing tip.

The listed $199 price in Best Buy is for the Z580C model with 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. The pre-order in B&H offers the Z580CA model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage.

Philippine availability and pricing still remain unknown at this point.



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