I don’t do anything crazy on my devices so I generally don’t need a ton of horsepower, but I can certainly tell the difference between a smooth, fluid device and a Galaxy S lag and stutterfest. The Zenpad is mostly smooth. Once in a while there’s a slight stutter or hiccup (mostly when scrolling a long list quickly), but coming from the butter of Nexus’, I don’t notice it that often. I would assume that any issues stem from ZenUI, because the hardware used here is plenty powerful. Overall I would assume this tablet would be fine for most people, though I haven’t really put it through any taxing games. If there’s something you want me to test, I would be happy to.
What’s funny is the kicker at the bottom. He discovered that power optimization was on and that accounted for a few of the hiccups he experienced. Remember to turn it off.
There’s a lively discussion there and word of no root yet:
Tried kingo and towel. No luck. :-(
It won’t be long, once the wizards at XDA Developers get their hands on it.
I hope to do more tests of my own later this week …