Monday, April 3, 2017

Asus ZenPad Z8

   The Asus Zenpad Z8 is a sturdy tablet that is quite light especially when you consider it’s 7.9 inch size. This tablet has colorful rich images and it’s useful for watching and streaming videos. It has it’s own weaknesses like the added bloatware. It does reflect when used outdoors especially on a sunny day. It does not open the apps as fast as you want. The cameras are not outstanding, just average. For the price of $250 dollars this is still a good tablet. To avail of this tablet, you would have to get in touch with Verizon. Here are the specifications of this tablet The processor is a 1.8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 650, 2GB of RAM, 16GB SSD and an eMMC SDT. The Display size of this tablet is 7.9 inches with a Display Resolution of 2048 x1536. The Graphics chip is a Qualcomm Adreno 510.  For connectivity purposes, It has Bluetooth and a 802.11a/b/g/n/ ac Wi-FI. The Asus ZenPad Z8 comes with an Android 6.01 Marshmallow. The Asus ZenPad Z8 has a rear 8MP camera and it has a 2.0MP front facing camera. .It has 1 USB Type-C port, 1 headphone port and 1 USB port. The Asus ZenPad Z8 has a micro SIM card reader and a microSD card reader expandable to 128GB. The size of this Tablet is 8.1 x 5.4. x 0.3 inches. It weighs 10.9 ounces.
     The design of this tablet is not it’s selling point but it’s not that bad too. Asus wanted a simple design for this tablet and maybe be it wanted to keep it low because of the price range it was intended for. It comes with an ordinary looking plastic frame that has a soft touch feeling and this tablet has a polycarbonate ring around the edges. On the corners you will notice slight curves. You will have a nice feeling when holding on to the tablet. On the front panel you’ll notice thick bezels and a Verizon logo beneath the display. This tablet is so light. Do not press hard on it because there is a tendency for it to flex. You can hold this tablet with one hand. It’s pleasure is derived from it’s 7.9 inch display and it’s 2048 x 1536 pixel. The colors are sharp when you stream videos.  The Asus ZenPad Z8 has speakers on it’s top and bottom that offers the listener superb sounds. It has 4 types of settings: movies, music, gaming, vocal and smart. This is because of Asus DTS powered Wiazrd utility.
   The Asus ZenPad Z8 has a very capable ZENUI launcher. It puts navigation animations on top of the Android Marshmallow 6.1. The reason for this is so that icons can visually rotate 90 degrees when you overturn the screen. There are many unnecessary bloatwares that need to be uninstalled because it could be irritating. On this tablet you have ZenMotion gestures that are automatically enabled by Asus. The processor and the RAM on this tablet will give you a fast performance. It has a touch screen that is responsive. The rear camera can capture good enough pictures but don’t expect it to be great. For video purposes the rear lens on the camera does not give out impressive videos. I would not also use this tablet for multitasking. The battery can last for at least for 9 hours. For the price and performance, this tablet is worth acquiring.
                                                                           

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