At Computex 2015 in Taiwan, Asus has unveiled today ZenPad of tablets in three sizes — the 7-inch ZenPad 7.0 (Z370C/CG/CL), the 8-inch ZenPad 8.0 (Z380C/KL) and ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580C/CA) with optional Z Stylus, and the 10-inch ZenPad 10.1 (Z300C/CG/CL) with an optional keyboard.
The highlight of these tablets is that they offer LTE/3G connectivity besides Wi-Fi and calling feature and advanced camera features.These tablets feature HD IPS display backedf by Asus VisualMaster suite of visual enhancement technologies — including Asus Tru2Life and TruVivid — that is claimed to bring advanced image-processing found on high-end TVs to a tablet for the first time and provides comprehensive visual optimization. According to the company, Asus Tru2Life analyzes each pixel in an image before it is displayed and performs an intelligent contrast and sharpness adjustments to boost dynamic range, revealing even the smallest details to ensure an incredibly realistic viewing experience. Asus TruVivid improves screen clarity, brightness, and touch responsiveness.
Besides superlative display features, ZenPad is the world’s first tablet to integrate DTS Premium Sound technology for incredible audio. The built-in DTS-HD coder-decoder (codec) provides high-fidelity sound from all types of multimedia content, and lets users play back or stream movies and music with up to 5.1 channels of DTS surround sound to a connected audio system.
ZenPad 8.0 (Z380)
ZenPad 8.0 has clean lines, embossed-leather patterning, and premium styling, whic is influenced by fashion accessories such as clutch bags and wallets for a luxurious appearancev unique among mobile deices. The ZenPad 8.0 is designed in such a way that it is comfortable to hold and carry, and its polished metallic frame adds a bold visual accent.
ZenPad 8.0 is the world’s first tablet to feature an innovative interchangeable cover design that lets users easily customize their tablet with functional back covers. It comes with Zen Case is another stylish accessory that lets users outfit ZenPad 8.0 in their choice of five sleek or vivid colors and features a fine leather texture. Power Case extends ZenPad 8.0’s battery life, giving users up to 15 hours of usage.
ZenPad 8.0 is available with LTE/Wi-Fi connectivity and phone functionality (Z380KL) or as a Wi-Fi-only model (Z380C).
ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA)
ZenPad S 8.0 has a metallic finish enhanced by an exquisite hairline pattern, and brilliant diamond-cut edges. It is ligh-weight and thin having thickness of just 6.6mm and weighs only 298 grams.
ZenPad S 8.0 features a 2K QXGA (1536x 2048) IPS display with a wide 178-degree viewing angle and 324ppi pixel density. It also comes with Asus Tru2Life Plus, which includes all the benefits of Tru2Life and also improves video with fast action scenes by reducing blur, resulting in for smooth, detailed motion. ZenPad S 8.0 is powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3580 processor and is the world’s first 8-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM.
ZenPad S 8.0 can also be used with the optional Z Stylus, which provides a natural writing and drawing experience that’s as easy as using a pen. With pinpoint accuracy and sensitive multi-touch technology, Z Stylus is perfectly suited for creative tasks such as sketching, painting, and even design work.
The prices of above devices were not disclosed by the company at the press event in Taipei.