Daily Archives: August 18, 2015

TV: Kung Fu, The Lessons

I didn’t know why, but for several months I’ve wanted to see this series again.

Now I’m perplexed.


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First Review: Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (“Plus/Pro” Model)

ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 review

It’s not until five paragraphs in that we’re sure this is the “Pro/Plus” model of the tablet, not the lower-end US$199 one. What I’m calling the “Pro/Plus” model has the USB-C port at bottom and a US$299 price.


A small amount of sharpening does appear to be going on throughout the display, which can make text appear a little fuzzy, which is especially noticeable in certain scenarios, like with black text on a colored background. As good as looking at still images on this high-resolution display is, viewing videos may lead to some disappointment. The software tries to smoothen the video out, similar to the Soap Opera effect available with some HDTVs, so if a movie you’re watching is intended to be shot at a cinematic 24 frames per second, the tablet will try to smoothen the video to make it look like it was shot at 60 frames per second, making it seem very strange looking.

Aside from that, however, this is the Nokia N1 tablet killer, as the AnTuTu score shows.

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