Asus ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170C / Z170CG) are the two cheapest ZenPad tablets unveiled by Asus at COMPUTEX 2015. These are 7-inch entry level Android tablets:
The Z170C is the Wi-Fi only model, while the Z170CG model is the 2G/3G model. The Wi-Fi model has the new quad-core Intel Atom x3-C3200 processor, while the 2G/3G model has the Intel Atom x3-C3230 processor instead. They both have a Mali-450 MP4 GPU though.
The rest of the specs are also identical for both models. The 7-inch screen has a resolution of 1024 x 600, which is still where small entry level tablets begins, even in 2015. The actual display technology is still good though, with 10 finger multi-touch support, a fully laminated IPS display, and anti-fingerprint coating.
It has 1GB of RAM as standard, with 8GB or 16GB storage options, microSD card support up to 64GB, and 5GB free of lifetime Asus cloud storage.
Wi-Fi support is for 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0. Despite being an entry level tablet, it still has the DTS HD Premium Sound that the top-end Zenpad does, though it’s just with one front speaker here. It also has a 0.3MP front camera, and depending on the market you get it in, either a 2MP rear camera or a 5MP rear camera.
As for sensors, this tablet has GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, and a G-sensor, while ports include a 3.5 mm audio combo jack and a micro-USB port.
The battery is a 13Wh Li-polymer pack, giving the Asus ZenPad C 7.0 an 8 hour battery life. The color options for the Asus ZenPad C 7.0 are black, white, red, and aurora metallic. The thickness is 8.4 mm and the weight is 265 grams.
(UPDATE: The price of Asus ZenPad 7.0 (Z370C) is $99 in the US. It is taking orders with release in July.)
When it launches in July, it will be the best of the entry level Android tablets, and the design makes it seem quite exclusive too.
– Tom Bowen