ASUS launches 3 new tablets – the ZenPad C 7.0, ZenPad 7.0, and ZenPad S 8

ASUS has three new ZenPads: the budget but dual SIM ZenPad C 7.0, the higher spec’d ZenPad 7, and the ZenPad S 8 – the world’s first 8-inch tablet with 4GB RAM.

ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) – P5995.00

Here’s a value-for-money entertainment tablet with simple, clean looks and good performance to match its elegant design. It also has dual SIM slots.

Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) Specs:

7-inch WSVGA IPS display, 1024×600 @169ppi
Intel Atom x3-C3230 64-bit quad-core processor
ARM Mali 450 MP4
Expandable 16GB internal storage
Supports up to 64GB via microSD card
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Miracast
Bluetooth 4.0
2MP rear camera
0.3MP front-facing camera
1x DTS HD Premium Sound speaker
13WHr Lithium Polymer battery
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimension: 189 x 108 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 265 grams


ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) – P7995.00


Here’s a fits-in-your-hand comfy 7-inch tablet with tiny bezels. The ZenPad 7 has an impressive 72% screen-to-body ratio. Connect with your friends via text messages and calls through its 3G functionality. Its 2GB RAM lets you run the games you want.

ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Specs:

7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS display, 216ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
Intel Atom x3-C3230 Quad-Core, 64bit processor
Mali-450 MP4 GPU
16GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD
8MP rear camera
2MP front camera
3G HSPA+ (micro SIM)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
1 x Front Speaker with DTS HD Premium Sound
Micro USB
13Wh Li-polymer Battery, 8 hours
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dimension: 189 x 110.9 x 8.7 mm
Weight: 272 g


ASUS ZenPad S 8 (ZE580CA) – P16,995

The ZenPad S 8 packs monster specs – a 2K QXGA (1536x 2048) IPS display with a wide 178-degree viewing angles, an incredible 324ppi pixel density, and powered by a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor. The ZenPad is the world’s first 8-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM – that means impressive performance, despite demanding apps, and smooth multitasking. It also features ASUS Tru2Life Plus, which improves video with fast action scenes by reducing blur, resulting in for smooth, detailed motion.

ASUS Zenpad S 8 (Z580CA) Specs:

8-inch IPS display @ 2048 x 1536 pixels @320ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Intel Atom Z3580 2.3GHz quad-core processor
PowerVR G6430 GPU
64GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD card
5MP rear camera
2MP front-facing camera
2x Front Speaker with DTS HD Premium Sound, Sonic Master technology
WiFi 802.11ac, Miracast
Bluetooth 4.1
USB Type-C
Android 5.1 Lollipop
3950mAh Li-Ion battery
Weight: 295 grams

The ASUS ZenPad 8


All three ZenPads feature:

Intel’s new Atom X3 processor, a system-on-a-chip for entry-level tablets, phablets, and smartphones;

  • VisualMaster technology for great viewing experience;
  • PixelMaster technology for awesome camera performance; and
  • DTS Premium Sound technology for a cinematic audio experience.


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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for