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Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA Philippines Price Php 16,995, Specs, Unboxing Photos Including Asus ZenClutch

Considering its stunning aesthetics and stellar feature-set, I'm inclined to believe that the Asus ZenPad S 8.0 is one of the best - if not the absolute best - 8-inch Android tablet that you can purchase with your money currently.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

In the coming days, I'll be doing a number of posts to show you the many cool things that I find particularly attractive about this model. But for now, let's do a quick unboxing of this TP Recommended slate.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Unboxing

My package came from Asus Philippines and I think this is exactly the retail pack - inclusive of a free Asus ZenClutch case - that they are now selling for Php 16,995, nationwide.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Box

The outer case - housing two smaller boxes - has stickers at the back giving you the technical specifications of the device. I have Z580CA Black version with Intel Atom Z3580 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage; The best variant of this model. The combination of these internal hardware truly provide a top-notch, ultra-smooth, and lag-free gaming and overall touch experience.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Box

Removing the paper sleeve, you will be greeted by the two packs. The box containing the ZenPad S 8.0 itself is sealed and wrapped in plastic. ZenClutch comes with separate packaging, which I like. The way that Asus packaged the product instantly gives the impression that it is a premium device.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Let's open the tablet's box first.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

It's fairly thin and small for a device having an 8-inch screen. Less carbon footprint; We love that.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Sidenote: Of all active mobile device makers, Asus is probably the one company that has greatly helped Intel penetrate the scene. The best-selling Asus ZenFone 2, in particular, opened the eyes of the public to what high-end Intel mobile processors can do.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Again, you have all of these stickers at the bottom of the case so you know exactly what you're getting. Thumbs up, Asus. I'm a fan of details and I appreciate this.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

This is the entire package.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0
You have the unit itself; The travel charger; The USB Type C cable connector, User Manual; Warranty Card. I wish that the pack also includes earphones but I guess Asus left that one out to keep the price of the product rather manageable.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

The back plate of the device is crafted from aluminum and this brushed metal finish makes it look all the more luxurious and elegant.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

The lower part is made of plastic with faux leather finish and there you will find the microSD card memory expansion slot supporting up to 128GB.

I'll show you more photos of the product and its user interface soon -- so please stay tuned. For now, let's proceed by unboxing Asus ZenClutch for the ZenPad S.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Sleek and stylish, ZenClutch doubles as a protective carrying case and two-way stand for the flagship tablet.

Asus ZenClutch

I've played with many cases designed for tablets and this one is right up there with the best of them. As a stand, it has a viewing or presentation mode that puts the display almost parallel to your face and a typing mode, which is more reclined. More about this in a future TP post.

Asus ZenClutch

ZenClutch's exterior is crafted from faux leather with an opulent wrinkled finish. At the back, you'll find a noticeable chrome-plated Asus logo for branding.

Asus ZenClutch

In front, there's a loop that holds the digitizer pen. Asus recommends that you use their Z Stylus (sold separately), providing a more natural writing and drawing experience and made specifically for all of their tablets with pen support.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

The case has a two-fold-door held together by a strip of magnet. When the smaller flap covers a portion of the slate's glass touchscreen, it automatically turns off the device's display.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

There's a hole for ZenPad's rear camera and there are also secret pockets where you can keep your business cards.

Asus ZenClutch

The tablet is held in place by a durable plastic frame. Just carefully slide the device in - making sure it won't be scratched - and snap it in place.

Asus ZenPad S 8.0

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA is now available at all Asus Concept Stores and authorized retail outlets nationwide. Again, you can get it for Php 16,995, which is reasonable when you think about its design, construction, and key selling points. The high-end slate is out in two colors: Black and White.

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Asus ZenPad S 8.0 Z580CA
Type Android Tablet
Price Category High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions and Weight203.2 x 134.5 x 6.6 mm, 298 grams
Available Colors Black, White
Operating System Android Lollipop 5.0 with Zen UI
Display 8.0 inches (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio), IPS, LED backlight, 2K 1536 x 2048 pixels (~320 ppi pixel density), Capacitive touch panel with 10 points multi-touch function, Full lamination, Anti-fingerprint coating, Gorilla Glass 3, Active Pen Support
Processor 64-Bit Quad Core Intel Atom Z3580, PowerVR G6430 GPU
RAM LPDDR3 4GB
Internal Storage eMCP 64GB, expandable via microSDHC card slot supporting up to 128GB, ASUS Webstorage: 5GB space for lifetime with an additional 11GB for the first year
Camera Front Camera: 5 MegaPixels
Rear Camera: 8 MegaPixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, Autofocus, f/2.0 aperture
Video Capture Front Camera: 720p HD
Rear Camera: 1080p Full HD
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, XviD, MP4, H.264, H.263 player
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TruVivd and True2Life+ Asus VisualMaster automatic video playback enhancement
Audio CODEC (GOOGLE CTS minimum request)
Build-in high quality speaker * 1 (mono)
(Front side output)
DTS-HD and DTS Studio Sound
Ports 3.5 mm audio jack, USB Type-C
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1, LE ~
Sensors G-Sensor, E-compass, GPS, Light, Proximity, Hall Sensor
Battery 15.2W, 4,000 mAh Li-Polymer battery
Uptime 8 Hours of uptime with regular use
Announcement Philippines: August 2015
Availability Philippines: August 2015
Price Official SRP: Php 16,995

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