An unsurprising conclusion from The Verge:
If Apple isn’t your flavor and $300 is your absolute ceiling for spending, the ZenPad S 8 is likely the best you can do. But the tablet market is stalling hard for a reason, and if you’re looking for one compelling reason why you need this in your life, well, it probably doesn’t exist.
I’m not sure People of the Verge ever step foot in real-life stores.
If they did, they’d see the absolute shit tablets places like Best Buy have on their shelves. All of those garbage Trio tablets, for one.
The Asus tablets are amazing quality at low prices for the Android tablet market. Do they have too much bloatware? Hell yeah. So do many frikkin notebooks people would buy. And PCs (does anyone buy those anymore?).
But not even the damn iPad offers 4GBs of RAM — and for just US$299!
And given that his “review” doesn’t even bother with benchmarks, it’s clear the person assigned the task went at it less than full interest — or really any interest at all. The optional stylus isn’t even mentioned.
I have yet to encounter this “Pro/Plus” model in a store.
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