Asus introduces entertainment-focused tablet

  • Latest ZenPad seeks to woo entertainment-focused users
  • Massive battery, 2K resolution screen and surround sound simulation among headline features


Asus introduces entertainment-focused tablet


WHO says that tablets are dead? Asus certainly does not think so as the Taiwanese mobile and PC manufacturer Asus has announced its new ZenPad 3S 10 LTE.

Though it has a 9.7-inch IPS display with QXGA resolution (2,048 x 1,536), the tablet has a compact form factor as it comes encased in a forged aluminium body that weighs just 490g and is 5.8mm thin.

The ZenPad 3S will be the first Asus tablet to include a fingerprint sensor that allows the tablet to be quickly unlocked and also works with apps for authentication.

The tablet also supports the optional Asus Z Stylus that lets users write and draw on their favourite productivity apps.

Powering the ZenPad 3S is a hexa-core Snapdragon 650 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory. A microSD card reader is included so you expand the internal storage up to 128GB in capacity.

In addition, the tablet has a front-facing 5-Megapixel camera and 8-Megapixel rear camera

Designed and made for entertainment Asus has included its own Tru2Life video-enhancement technology that increases video sharpness and contrast and TruVivid for better clarity and brightness.

With better visuals, Asus has not forgotten about audio giving the ZenPad 3S a stereo audio system with five-magnet speakers that incorporate a smart amplifier that allows the speakers to driven at much higher volumes.

On top of that it supports DTS headphone:X virtual 7.1-channel surround-sound technology that simulates the immersive effect of a home theatre system when you plug in your favourite pair of headphones.

To help you get through the day, Asus has packed a massive 7,800mAh battery that the company claims can last for 16 hours when watching movies. The battery features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology so it can be quickly recharged.

Asus’ ZenPad 3S is available in Malaysia now at a retail price of US$405 (RM1,799).


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