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Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M-6B040A

Specifications

Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M-6B040A
Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M-6B040A (ZenPad Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
10.1 inch 16:10, 1280 x 800 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
508 g ( = 17.92 oz / 1.12 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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price: 80%, performance: - %, features: 70%, display: 70% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M-6B040A

ASUS ZenPad 10, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2016
Rating: price: 80% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%

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Model: The Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M is a cheap tablet, but exactly how cheap depends on whether users buy it with a keyboard or not. The Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M has a 10.1-inch screen, so it's not a super-portable tablet. The big screen is one of the slate's main selling points since most cheap tablets have just 7 or 8-inch displays. As for design, it's harder to make a tablet stand out than a phone. The Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M tries to look premium, with a back that mostly tries to look like leather, while the bottom section gives the appearance of aluminum. It is just an effect, of course, the lot is plastic and not the sort of plastic with a soft touch finish or one that feels like another material. At 490 g, the ZenPad 10 Z300M is a bit heavy to try to carry around in one hand. However, the Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M feels well-made. It doesn't flex under hand pressure more than a tablet twice the price and its screen is covered by toughened glass. The one piece of hardware that lets the Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M down is the screen, namely the resolution, which is dismal at 1280 x 800 pixel. A user can easily notice the difference between this sort of resolution and 1080p in a 5-inch phone. The screen is the limiting factor for media. The Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M can only do justice to 720p videos, as it doesn't have the pixels to render all the information a Full HD file contains.

The Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M has a MediaTek MT8163 CPU. This is a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor with four Cortex-A53 cores. The chip is comparable with the Snapdragon 410 CPU that has been used in numerous low-end phones and tablets. The slate uses a Mali MT720 MP2 graphics chip and the CPU is paired with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM. It is not super-fast but enough of the stuff to make Android 6.0 function fairly well and the 16 GB of internal storage isn't too slow either, writing at 64 MB/s and reading at 89 MB/s. Low-resolution tablets like the Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M often last absolutely ages between charges. Asus says the Z300M lasts up to 11 hours under normal usage. The Z300M's stamina will improve if you drop the screen brightness. However, it takes long to charge, taking over four hours as there's no fast charging tech packed in. Tablet cameras have improved a lot over the last couple of years. They're a step or two behind phone cameras. Cheap tablets like the Asus ZenPad 10 Z300M sensibly keep their cameras basic, though. There's a 5 MP snapper on the back and a 2 MP selfie camera on the front. A lot of bonus modes are included, such as HDR, a GIF-maker, a shallow depth of field mode and a QR reader.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-T720 MP2: Integrated graphics card in ARM based SoCs. Can be configured with up to 8 cores (T720 MP8) and 650 MHz core clock (at 28nm). Supports OpenGL ES 3.1, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11 FL9_3, and Renderscript. These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz: Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.3 GHz (V/B version) with integrated Mali-T720 MP2 clocked at 520 MHz graphics card.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.508 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
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Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A32-K1UF
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT8735
Archos 101b Oxygen
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Acer Iconia One 10 B3-A30
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N96X
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A40-N68R
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz

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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 7", 0.26 kg
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Acer Iconia One 7 B1-780-K610
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.25 kg
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7", 0.39 kg
Lenovo Tab3 8 TB3-850F
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8161, 8", 0.33 kg
Archos 97c Platinum
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 7.7", 0.47 kg
ODYS TigerTab 8
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 8", 0.35 kg
BQ Aquaris M8
Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz, 8", 0.35 kg
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Mali-T720 MP2, MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz, 7", 0.3 kg
Lenovo Tab 3 730X
Mali-T720 MP2, unknown, 7", 0.26 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-10-10 (Update: 2016-10-10)