Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA-1B025A
Reviews for the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA-1B025A
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Positive: Competitive price; good build quality; decent hardware; good sound system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2015
Model: The ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA-1B025A is an affordable tablet from Asus. Running on Android 5.0 Lollipop, most mobile apps can be installed and used. It features a 8" LED Backlight QXGA (1536 x 2048) Screen with IPS Panel, 10-point multi-touch support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, anti-fingerprint coating, palm rejection, full lamination and active pen support. For hardware specification, it features an Intel Atom Z3580 64 bit quad core processor, up to 4 GB RAM, up to 64 GB storage and an IMG PowerVR Series 6 - G6430 graphic processing unit. Asus also provides 5 GB of Lifetime ASUS Webstorage space and 100 GB of Google Drive space for 2 years upon purchasing this tablet.
The ZenPad S 8.0 measures at 203.2 x 134.5 x 6.6 mm and weighs at 298 g, which is relatively lightweight for a 8.0 inch tablet. As for camera, it features an 8 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera. In addition, there are two front speakers with DTS HD Premium Sound and Sonic Master technology. The connectivity includes a USB Type-C port, a 2-in-1 audio jack (headphones / microphone) and a MicroSD card reader capable to read cards up to 128 GB (SDXC). On top of that, the devices sports a G-sensor, an e-compass, GPS, a light sensor and hall sensor.
Imagination PowerVR G6430: Multi core (4 cluster) graphics card for ARM processors that supports OpenGL 4.x and ES 3.0
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z3560: Quad-core SoC for smartphones and tablets. Clocked at up to 1.83 GHz and integrates a DirectX-11-capable PowerVR/IMG GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
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.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.