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ASUS ZenPad 3S 8.0 arrives on Verizon with a new name


In the end of the May, ASUS held an event at Computex in Taipei and the new ZenPad 3S 8.0 tablet appeared at the booth. Fast forward two months and the slate arrives in the United States on Verizon with a new name - ASUS ZenPad Z8s. The retail price is $249.99, but there are cheaper ways to have it tied to a contract with the carrier.

The ZenPad Z8s has a 7.9” IPSIn Plane Switching (IPS) panels are an expensive option but they have excellent colour accuracy and far greater viewing angles then TN and VA panels (Not that we condone slouching while gaming). They are great for graphics design and photo editing. However, the only downside to IPS panels if that they can sometimes have a slower response time than TN panels. This is the only real problem if youre a very competitive gamer or want to game in 3D. As of late IPS has become a big marketing word. Step into an Apple store and you would be hard pressed talking to someone that didnt mention Apples brand new IPS Displays! In fact, Apple is probably one of the biggest marketers of this new-found technology. As a business person myself, this is when you have to tip your hat to Apples awesome marketing machine. Why? Well, because IPS is actually nothing new. In fact, this technology was originally invented in 1996 by Hitachi..display with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. The tablet runs on Snapdragon 652, paired with 3 GB RAMRandom Access Memory (RAM) is the place in a computer where the operating system, application programs, and data in current use are kept so that they can be quickly reached by the computers processor. and 16 GB storage. There is also a microSD slot that can hold a card with up to 128 GB more.

There are two cameras on the Z8s - the main one on the back with a 13 MP sensor and a 5 MP selfie snappert. The OS is Android Nougat 7.0, and the whole setup is powered by a 4,680 mAh battery.

Verizon offers two additional options for purchasing. The ZenPad Z8s can be bought for $149.99 with a two-year contract. The other choice is $10.41/mo for 24 months without a down payment.

Source: gsmarena.com