ASUS Zenpad, First Impressions

After the hype of the tablets, there is growing less releases in this category, and most of them, the input range is where most fights for the price-oriented. Here, ASUS has always had very interesting options and this year has already presented its renewal of tablets. A model that, everything is said, It was necessary to After having adopted last year a new identity in mobile telephony.
With the name of Zenpad we see how the Taiwanese unify Zen brand to carry the tablets. Same concept of ubicacion.El and neatness, but with different elements regarding the portable Zenbook and Zenphone phones. There are enough in common also, especially on the part of software. In Taipei, we had chance to try it and these are our impressions.

Different but same concept design

After a few years throwing range stop tablets, ASUS decided to change course and launch more modest products. The truth is that still Trouble in some markets as us confirms people’s company but they believe that this year they will get better results with the Zenpad. A tablet that drink much of the Zen concept but at the same time looking for its own identity.
The feeling in his hand a little changes regard to previous models. The back has a slightly rough feel that attempts to simulate the texture of skin. False folding which leads to a portfolio tab mode is purely aesthetic and it adds nothing to the user experience. In front, a simple tablet with frames generous so we can place your fingers pressed by mistake.
The screen trying to attract with brightness and a good color profile but the resolution feels sparse, at this point a tablet that has 1280 x 800, Despite being input range or average is not enough. In images is not something that is felt but as soon as the typography is rather small are left to see the shortcomings of the panel. Little more than blame because luminosity it seems that there will be problems but the front glass is rather thick and produces enough reflexes.
The Intel Atom processor that gives good performance, at least in the time that we have been with him. Agile, fluid but with some rather slow load time with heavy applications as games but I want to understand it’s more effects demo things of the final unit. In fact, a few applications introduced by ASUS didn’t work very well.
ZenUI has a good adaptation to the tablet format and attempts to exploit the extra space to better manage the interface, especially in certain menus. However, Some applications more we miss to give value to the device. Most are covers mobile and unless the management of notes, which did not work correctly, there was nothing particularly interesting.
A priori, the 4,000 mAh battery sound a little and it seems in trips or activities of high performance you will be a little fair. Again, there will be to do it in our analysis to draw conclusions but on the paper know little, even though they are in the middle with other similar tablets.
Although they have changed the design and they have opted to make a different tablet in factor form, the pillars are: launch an affordable model and convince with the price and the aspect specifications or specific software. If it ends up being affordable, it will be an interesting Tablet for those who do not want something too large and it works without any problem. Beyond that, few public will have.