ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) and ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG), ASUS brand new tablet series, were officially launched during ASUS Zensastion Roadshow in Mid Valley Megamall at the end of August 2015. The new 7-inch Android tablet has a new outlook design and customizable functionality with interchangeable covers (ZenPad 7.0).
The beauty of new design is the embossed-leather patterning back cover, which is influenced by fashion accessories such as clutch bags and wallets, giving the tablet a luxury feel.
The front is a 7-inch display with thick top and bottom bezel, surrounded by a metallic frame. ZenPad C 7.0 has a similar design, except that the back cover is not interchangeable.
All aspects of the tablet’s display — including contrast, sharpness, colour, clarity, and brightness — are optimized by
ASUS VisualMaster, a suite of visual enhancement technologies that combine hardware and software, including ASUS Tru2Life and ASUS TruVivid.
ASUS ZenPad is also the world’s first tablet to integrate DTS-HD Premium Sound. It provides high-fidelity sound from multimedia content with DTS-HD encoding and transforms stereo audio into virtual surround sound. You will also get full 360-degree surround sound when listening with headphones. ASUS SonicMaster will enhance other non-DTS-HD encoded audios.
ZenPad 7.0 is powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage (supports microSD memory card up to 128GB). It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and ASUS ZenUI.
The display is 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) IPS panel with Corning Gorilla Glass1. Its 8MP rear-facing and 2MP front-facing cameras are powered by ASUS’s PixelMAster technology to capture better-looking photos, videos and selfies.
It supports mobile network (no 4G) with a micro SIM. The 13Wh Li-polymer battery provides up to 8 hours battery life. The dimension is 189 x 110.9 x 8.7mm, Weight is 272 gram.
The interchangeable cover design allows you to easily customise the tablet with functional back covers for additional features and colour options. (Read ZenPad 7.0 accessories later)
ZenPad 7.0 C Dual SIM
On the other hand, ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 is the junior using the same Intel Atom 64-bit Quad-Core CPU, but 1GB RAM and 8GB storage (support microSD card up to 64GB). Its 7-inch IPS panel display’s screen resolution is 1024×600 pixels. The front and rear cameras are 0.3MP and 5MP respectively.Â ZenPad 7.0 C is dual-SIM phablet supporting 2G/3G networks.
ASUS ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) price in Malaysia is RM 749 (free one extra Zen Case). ZenPad C 7.0 price is RM 529. Both are now available for sale at ASUS Store Online.
The following table compares ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) and ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG): (click to enlarge)
ZenPad 7.0 accessories
ASUS ZenPad is the world’s first tablet to feature an interchangeable cover design that lets you easily customize the tablet with functional back covers.
Audio Cover (RM 249)
Audio Covers brings 5.1-channel surround sound to ZenPad. It includes four satellite speakers, one center channel speaker, and one subwoofer to provides surround-sound experience when watching videos or listening to music. Audio Cover sound output is 6x louder volume than the tablet alone.
It last up to 6 hours of continuous usage on a single charge. Audio Cover also double as a stand for conveniently watching videos or getting some work done.
Power Case (RM 109)
Power Case extends ZenPad’s battery life up to 15 hours of usage, long enough for your whole day usage or longest international flights.
It is compact and seamlessly attaches to ZenPad, giving you power on the go without the need to carry portable batteries and extra cables.
Zen Clutch (RM 119)
Zen Clutch is a fashionable protection case features a leather finish and is available in black and white colours. Its folding design also serves as a stand for typing or watching videos.
Zen Case is another stylish accessory featuring fine leather texture that allows you to outfit ZenPad in 5 colours: Obsidian Black, Pearl White, Aqua Blue, Vibrant Orange, and Aurora Metallic.
For more information, please visit www.asus.com/my
All prices mentioned are inclusive 6% GST.