Asus India on Friday declared the availability of its ZenPad 7.0(Z370CG) and ZenPad 8.0(Z380KL) tablets for the Indian market alongside the ZenPad C 7.0(Z170CG). They were initially announced for Indian customers in the month of August.
The company confirmed that the ZenPad 7.0 shall be available starting Friday itself, whereas the ZenPad 8.0 and ZenPad C 7.0 will be available towards the end of this month.
When it comes to the pricing, the Asus ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) will be available at Rs 11,999, and the tablet will also be available with a bundled Audio Cover at Rs 14,999. There are two color variants as in Obsidian Black and Aurora metallic colors. The Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380KL) on the other hand has been priced at Rs 14,999 and with an audio cover its price goes up to Rs 17,999. It too features the same colors Obsidian Black and Aurora Metallic. The The ZenPad C 7.0 is the cheapest among all and comes at Rs 8,999 and has three variants namely, Obsidian Black, Glamour Red and Aurora Metallic. The gadgets would be sold through Asus Stores or Flipkart. These devices were first showcased in Computex 2015 and the company also boasts of it DTS-HD premium Sound Technology.
The Asus ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) features a 7-inch (1280×800 pixels) HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass for protection. It is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3230 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage that’s expandable via micro-SD card (up to 128GB). It sports an 8-megapixel rear and there is a 2-megapixel front camera. The Android 5.0 Lollipop-based tablet runs Zen UI on top.
The ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, and Micro-USB connectivity options. The tablet also comes with Micro-SIM slot and supports GPRS/ EDGE and 3G via SIM. For battery life, Asus claims that the ZenPad 7.0 can deliver up to 8 hours battery life and comes with 13Wh Li-polymer battery. It measures 189×110.9×8.7mm and weighs 272 grams.
The ZenPad 8.0 (Z380KL) comes with 4G LTE connectivity along with a Micro-SIM slot. It runs on a 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 615 (MSM8929) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. It features an 8-inch 1280×800 pixel LED-backlit IPS display and comes with 16GB of storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB). Apart from 4G, connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS, and Glonass. It bears a 2-megapixel front camera, and an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus. It measures 209x123x8.5 mm and weighs 350 grams. Its 15.2Whr battery is rated to deliver up to 9 hours of battery life.
Finally, the new Asus ZenPad C 7.0 features a 7-inch 1024×600 pixel LED-backlit IPS display and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3230 processor, with 1GB of RAM and a choice of 8GB of storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB).
Connectivity options on the ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, Micro-USB, GPS/ A-GPS, and Glonass. It bears a 0.3-megapixel front camera, and a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus. It measures 189x108x8.4mm, and weighs 265 grams. Its 13Whr battery is rated to deliver up to 8 hours of battery life. The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) also sports 3G connectivity and comes with two Micro-SIM card slots.
These are the mega tablets being launched by Asus. Be prepared to be stunned.