Asus is out for blood.
That’s far more storage than the base model of iPad Mini — 64GBs vs 16GBs — for less money.
And I bet that’s far less than the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will cost too.
I don’t see how this can be anything other than an upset in the market.
Samsung wants to position itself against Apple, as a quality alternative.
Meanwhile, Asus swoops in offering far more than Samsung for less, with the base model of ZenPad undercutting Samsung’s Tab A 8.0 by US$30 with more RAM, more internal storage, more CPU speed, and more pixels — a Retina-class screen.
With its 33,000-range AnTuTu score, the base model of ZenPad wipes out all iPad Mini clones from China and is the first global brand 4:3-ratio Android tablet to offer a serious alternative to the iPad Mini based both on its specs and its incredible price.
And the higher-end model will offer an incredible four gigabytes of RAM and sixty-four gigabytes of internal storage, making it the tablet equivalent of the higher-end Zenfone 2. I expect an AnTuTu score in the 40,000 to maybe even 45,000-range. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one and test the hell out of it.
After showing leadership with netbooks, Asus seemed to have lost its way afterwards.
Now with the Zenfone 2 and ZenPad S, it seems whatever torpor they’d been suffering has finally been dispelled and they’re back in the game to win.
Those who have been waiting for a specific kind of tablet to buy — iPad Mini clone — finally have real tablets to consider.
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