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This page features an Asus tablet comparison chart (click a column heading to sort), a graphical comparison of specifications, and tracks the Asus range of tablet PCs via a timeline and a brief history of the Asus range (scroll past the charts and graphs).
Asus Tablets Compared
The Asus line of Eee, Transformer, Vivo, Memo and ZenPad products includes a variety of computing devices. Asus tablets encompass that core philosophy of “Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play.”
Asus ChromeBook Tablet CT100
If Lenovo and Microsoft’s focus right now is on offering their customers top notch, premium tablets that they can use in business, Asus is a more flexible manufacturer that also focuses on the needs of students and other types of basic tech consumers. The ChromeBook CT100 is proof that the era of rugged tablets hasn’t ended. By comparison to ultra-thin tablets and 2-in-1 devices that comes with glass casing and sensitive display, this product is rough and tough. If you are a student or you are planning to use such a tablet on a daily basis for reading, note-taking, sending emails and surfing the web, but you also want it to ensure a drop, then this is probably what you are looking for. It is designed with rubber edges and corners, it has passed military-grade tests, meaning that it can resist in any weather condition, so it is a durable and sturdy product.
At the same time, Asus’s Chromebook is thin and elegant; it has a 9.7 inch display and a resolution of 2048 x 1536. Its display offers quite a viewing experience. The reason why it is called a Chromebook is that it wears Chrome OS. This operating system is meant to help its users work more productively and efficiently. This particular model is equipped with 4 GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and has a Hexa-Core processor. Learn more about the camera, speakers, interface and more in the full article.
Asus Zenpad 3S 10 (Z500M)
If you like that flat design that iPads have, but you aren’t ready to pay for one, you could go for the Zenpad 3S 10. Although it doesn’t offer the same quality and performance, it is still worth the attention of Android fans. This tablet actually has great features. Its QHD screen and strong audio are surprising for this model and its chipset gives the device the exact speed it needs in order to be able to run smoothly. Design-wise, you will love it. It looks very similar to the new iPad, it is thinner than one, and has an elegant casing. Thanks to the curvy edges, users feel very comfortable while holding it.
The Zenpad 3S is a great alternative to Apple’s tablets, especially if you want something more affordable, but still performant. With this tab, you can practically do whatever you want. It is great for media and video consumption, it can handle complex tasks, its interface is highly customizable and includes some of Asus’s applications, which makes it unique. This model’s 9.7-inch display is not ideal for binge Netflix watching, but it still offers a great image and nice, crisp colors. The image is quite impressive and the stereo speakers only make the experience better. Learn more about its specifications, as well as its limitations in the full article.
Asus Zenpad Z8s (ZT582KL)
What was intended to be a premium tablet and an affordable one at the same time, ended up being a decent tablet that offers value for money. Compared to other models on the market in the same category, we wouldn’t call it exactly premium, but it is worth buying by users who want a special, thin design, a medium-sized tablet, a realistic viewing experience, as well as gaming power. From a technical perspective, the Zenpad Z8s is the tablet that can bring the “Zen” that you need into your life, especially if you are trying to get rid of a previous-generation model. Its Octa-Core CPU, Adreno 510, 3GB of RAM and the Android 7 it wears are a good mix thanks to which you can play games, watch videos and movies, work and many more.
The Zenpad Z8 has definitely not reached the levels of quality of the iPad, but it is on the good path. Asus focuses a lot on its tablets’ design and this model makes no exception. With an all-metal unibody design and a 0.85 mm diamond-cut bevel, this model feels great to touch, is compact and elegant. It is definitely a tablet that you want to travel with, as it is lightweight and highly portable. Also, it is one that you can take to business meetings, thanks to its beautiful finish and overall aesthetics. Besides having the looks, it is also affordable for the features that it has to offer. Read more about its specifications, what it can and cannot do in the full article.
Asus Zenpad Z 10 (ZT500KL)
The Zenpad Z10 from Asus isn’t the newest model out there, but it definitely deserves your attention if you want a stylish, almost-premium, yet inexpensive tablet. Larger than the previous models, with a 9.7 inch display and Wi-Fi and mobile data capabilities, it is a superb tablet with great performance that can prove to be really useful for your daily work tasks, as well as for entertainment purposes. When compared to premium tablets released this year, at first glance this model doesn’t seem to offer much. However, at a closer look, it is a powerful tablet with great specs.
Thanks to its 9.7 inch display and 2048 x 1536 resolution, it is the ideal device for entertainment and movies. Its vivid 2K screen and high-quality speakers are the perfect combination for a few hours of leisure. The Zenpad Z10 has the world’s thinnest bezel, measuring only 5.32 mm, which makes the viewing experience even better. If you are a video game enthusiast, there is a great chance that you will want to test some heavy games on this tab. Thanks to its Snapdragon 650 Hexa-Core processor, Adreno 510 graphics and 3GB of RAM, its performance is good enough for almost any game that can be played on a tablet. By comparison to the Zenpad Z8, it has a more powerful battery, too. It wears the Android Marshmallow, but it can be upgraded to newer versions. Do you want to know all about the Zenpad Z10? Keep reading to see if it is worth buying.
Asus Zenpad S 8.0 (Z580C)
Large tablets are beautiful, practical and great for business. Sometimes, though, we all just wished we had smaller devices that are easier to carry, hold and maneuver. This tab from Asus is one of the smallest models on the market to have such a high-quality display. Its 8-inch screen has a 2K resolution, with amazing contrast, brightness, deep blacks and bluelight filter. Besides having an impressive display, it is 6.6 mm thin, elegant, it has a beautiful and practical design and even fashionable, we might say. Its clean look expresses balance and strength, but the truth of the matter is that what’s on the inside matters the most. The good news is that the interior is almost as good as the exterior in the case of this tablet. It is equipped with a decent camera, has good performance thanks to the Intel Atom processor and its operation is quite smooth.
This isn’t a tablet that was designed for heavy video games, but it does basic tasks impeccably. You can navigate the web, enjoy Social Media, video content, business applications and many more. Although it has an older Android version, the Lollipop OS, users haven’t complained much about it. What is much more annoying is the fact that, just like all small tablets, its battery life isn’t great. However, its good display, solid design, affordable price and its great performance makes it quite desirable. For the price, it actually looks and feels luxurious. Want to know more about it and see if it is the right small tablet for your needs? Read about its specs and limitations in the full article.
Asus ZenPad 10
The ZenPad 10 was a budget device that packed in a ton of functionality at a great low price. Although it didn’t do anything exceptionally well, it was a solid all-rounder that met with a positive reception.
Asus ZenPad C 7.0
While Asus had always been a respected consumer electronics outfit, the company as a whole had failed to replicate Apple’s chic appeal. The new line of ZenPad tablets aimed to change the perception that Asus was all substance and no style. The Asus ZenPad C 7.0 in particular was an appealing powerhouse in a small package that had looks to go with its considerable computing muscle.
Asus Transformer Book T100
With an included keyboard dock and a very solid quad-core Atom Z3740 Bay Trail processor, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 was a clear choice for users who needed productivity from their tablets. The 1,366-by-768 pixel display, however, was a disappointing mess of inaccurate colors, over-reflective panels and modest resolution, and it limited the T100’s versatility and usefulness.
Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10
Featuring a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor and 1920-by-1200 pixel display, the ASUS MeMo Pad FHD 10 served as a fine introduction to the world of ten-inch tablets. It couldn’t deliver nearly the same performance as high-end devices, though it was able to handle routine tasks smoothly. The display was full high-definition and, while there was little to complain about, it didn’t wow anyone like the ultra-high resolution displays found in more premium devices.
ASUS MeMo Pad HD 7
Much like the ten-inch MeMo Pad FHD 10, the seven-inch ASUS MeMO Pad HD 7 was an inoffensive, uninspiring device. If you didn’t expect earth-shattering performance or a brilliant display, the MeMo Pad HD 7 did what it was intended to do. A quad-core, 1.2-gigahertz processor and 1,280-by-800 pixel display gave you plenty of tablet for the budget price, and the inclusion of expandable storage via a microSDHC slot was also a nice touch.
Asus/Google Nexus 7 II (FHD 2013)
This new, enhanced version of the Google Nexus 7 was launched on the 30th of July. New 7 inch Nexus sported better screen resolution, a faster CPU, and came with the latest Android 4.3 and had more storage than the original (2012) Nexus model.
Asus MeMO Pad Smart
The Memo Pad tablet came in 3 distinct colors: white, blue and pink. Its specifications were very similar to the Transformer Pad TF-300 models. The Memo Pad was slightly lighter than the TF-300 and shipped with a later Android version (4.1).
Asus Vivo Tab Smart
The Asus VivoTab Smart tablet came in two colors: black and white. An additional keyboard and cover were available for purchase separately. The tablet attached to the cover magnetically, and the keyboard could attach to the cover’s inside flap.
Asus Vivo Tab RT
The Asus Vivo Tab RT was one of the first tablets based on the Microsoft RT operating system. The tablet was powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-core processor and sported a super-bright 600 nit IPS+ display. The tablet was light, easy to hold and had a long battery life.
Asus Transformer Infinity TF700
The Infinity sported a higher clock-speed than all previous models; a higher resolution screen than most other tablets; and a keyboard dock that acted as a second battery. The inclusion of Super IPS mode with the 1900×1200 resolution gave the TF700 one of the best displays on an Android device.
Asus Transformer Pad TF300
The 300 was the official upgrade to the original Transformer. It lacked the LED flash and Super IPS mode of the Prime.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201
The Prime introduced the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor to the Transformer line and was the first to use it in general. An updated 8-megapixel camera delivered better pictures and featured the Super IPS mode for better visibility outdoors.
Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101
The Slider was very similar to the Transformer, but with one difference. The Slider had keyboard that could – you guessed it – slide out. It was the first Android tablet with such a feature.
Asus Eee Pad Transformer TF101
The original Pad Transformer was an Android powered tablet with 1GB of memory and a dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor. It had a 10.1-inch IPS display and came with a docking keyboard. Although released with Android 3, it wa later updated to 4.0.3.
Asus Eee Slate EP121
The Slate EP121 was a Windows powered tablet with a full Core i5 processor and 4GB of RAM. It had a 12.1-inch display and held the distinction of being one of the only Windows powered tablets in Asus’ Eee line. It is followed by the B121 slate.