Asus is not among the top tablet manufacturers, but, from time to time, they do manage to release some pretty interesting products! Today, in collaboration with U.S. carrier Verizon, they unveiled the ZenPad Z10, a 9.7″ tablet which is more than just decent.
The massive display comes with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, while under the hood we can find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset, with a hexa-core configuration, using four Cortex A-53 cores, clocked at 1.4 GHz, and two Cortex-A72 ones, running at 1.8 GHz. The processor is aided by an Adreno 510 GPU and 3 GB of RAM. It has just 32 GB of internal storage, but this shouldn’t be a problem, since it also features a microSD card slot, allowing you to add 256 more.
Moving on to the camera department, the Asus ZenPad Z10 features an 8 MP rear-mounted unit, able to record 1080p videos, at 30 fps, as well as a 5 MP snapper on the front. We can’t ignore the dual stereo speakers either, as they have DTS-HD support, meaning that the tablet is able to deliver a pretty impressive sound quality, so you can use it for consuming media or even gaming.
In terms of battery, the tablet has a 7800 mAh power pack, promising to deliver up to 1344 hours of stand-by time. We should also mention the USB Type-C connector, which means that this will soon become a standard, as well as the Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity.
Finally, the operating system is Android 6.0 Marshmallow, customized with the manufacturer’s ZenUI interface.
You can currently buy the Asus ZenPad Z10 from Verizon’s online store, for $329.99, or, if you prefer 24 monthly instalments, you can get it for $13.74 per month, with $0 upfront. Unfortunately, the only colour you can get this tablet in is Slate Gray, but it looks good enough, if you ask us.