An evening at Buddha Bar is nothing to scoff at, and when the invites for the newest addition to Asus Philippines products came, we were sure that this would be another revolutionary product from the company.
Right smack at the center of the establishment was a massive screen that resembled a tablet on its side – the ZenPad which was announced at CES 2015. The program began with a runway showcase with models coming in with an ensemble completed by the ZenPad each were holding.
Nicole Andersson appeared at the end of the lineup and officially introduced the event to the audience as the host for the evening.
Mr George Su, Asus Country Manager, was called up into the stage and he described the ZenPad thru its very notable features which we’ll get to in a bit.
He enlists the help of GP to show everyone how the Zenpad Tru2Life technology displays superior clarity over Apple’s iPad Mini 3.
Mr Su himself let everyone in on a few other types of attachments consumers can append to the ZenPad: There’s the Battery Cover which adds 15 hours to the already long life of the ZenPad, the Audio Case which puts 5.1 channel stereo surround sound right in front of the ZenPad utilizing 6 speakers including a sub-woofer,
there’re Zen Cases which change the look of the ZenPad to match whatever clothing you’d be rockin’,
and a special one for the ladies – the Zen Clutch which is an overly svelte case that makes the ZenPad look like a purse!
What followed was a short message from Intel Philippines, Marketing Manager Mr. Randy Kanapi noting the long-standing collaboration between the two companies and all the wonderful products that they produced together of which the ZenPad series is a part of running the latest Intel Atom X3 code name Sofia.
Past that, prices for all the available variants were presented to us:
Zenpad C – 5,995Php
Zenpad 7.0 – 7,995Php
Zenpad S 8.0 – 16,995Php (not immediately available but should be here along with the accessories ’round late August)
Asus once again elevates the definition of luxury with these new designs and interfacing innovations! Props to this amazing team for their dedication keeping everyone at the edge of their seats in anticipation of each new product!
Experience zones were set-up on the second floor where everyone flocked to after the presentations allowing each and everyone time with the just launched and widely available ZenPad products.
PR after the break…
But wait!! Here’s some bonus content, footage taken entirely from a Zenfone 2:
My partner Katsy doing an unboxing of the new ZenPad 7.0 ^^
ASUS Philippines Announces the Availability of the New ZenPad Tablets
ZenPad is a series of premium tablets that combine refined styling with incredible entertainment and productivity capabilities to redefine the tablet experience and bring true luxury to consumers.
Manila, Philippines (July 30, 2015) — ZenPad is the world’s first tablet to feature an innovative interchangeable cover design that lets users easily customize their tablet with functional back covers. These can provide extra features and additional color options, while perfectly matching ZenPad’s looks. ASUS ZenPad also boasts of ASUS’ VisualMaster technology for incredible viewing experience, ASUS’ famous camera innovation — the ASUS PixelMaster technology and an incredible cinematic audio feature while still allowing users to enjoy unprecedented performance.
A Vivid and Rich HDTV Tablet Experience
ASUS VisualMaster is a suite of exclusive visual enhancement technologies that combine hardware and software to optimize all aspects of the display — including contrast, sharpness, color, clarity, and brightness — resulting in an incredibly realistic viewing experience. With ASUS VisualMaster, it’s just like being there.
PixelMaster — Professional-looking Photos, Every Time
The ZenPad features PixelMaster, an exclusive ASUS camera technology comprising set of features including low-light mode that improves camera performance and make it easier for users to capture great photos and videos.
Low-light Mode significantly increases camera performance in poorly lit scenes. By merging adjacent pixels, the camera increases light sensitivity by up to 400% and contrast up to 200%, resulting in clear and bright low-light shots without the need for a flash. Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) improves low-light performance even further resulting in sharper, non-blurry photos. Low-light mode is also available when shooting video.
Cinematic Audio Experience
Complementing its stunning display, ZenPad is the world’s first tablet to integrate DTS Premium Sound™ technology for incredible audio. The built-in DTS-HD coder-decoder (codec) provides high-fidelity sound from all types of multimedia content, and lets users play back or stream movies and music with up to 5.1 channels of DTS surround sound to a connected audio system. ZenPad also includes DTS Sound Studio™ to transform stereo audio into virtual surround-sound that users can enjoy either through ZenPad’s speakers or using headphones for immersive entertainment experiences at home or on the go.
Top notch performance with Intel’s latest Atom X3 processor
The ZenPad is equipped with Intel’s new Atom X3 processor that has world-class performance and network coverage. It is also Intel’s new system-on-a-chip (SoC) dedicated for entry-level tablets, phablets and smartphones.
ZenPad S 8.0 (Z3580CA)
ZenPad S 8.0 offers the premium ZenPad experience, delivering ultimate style and beauty together with extreme performance. Featuring a gorgeous, Zen-inspired design that fuses aesthetics with functionality, ZenPad S 8.0 is crafted with clean lines, a metallic finish enhanced by an exquisite hairline pattern, and brilliant diamond-cut edges. Just 6.6mm thin and weighing only 298g, it is extremely thin and lightweight, making it perfect to take anywhere and comfortable to hold and use for long periods of time.
ZenPad S 8.0 is equipped with a 2K QXGA (1536x 2048) IPS display with a wide 178-degree viewing angle and an incredible 324ppi pixel density for a stunning, beautifully-detailed viewing experience. It also comes with ASUS Tru2Life Plus, which includes all the benefits of Tru2Life and also improves video with fast action scenes by reducing blur, resulting in for smooth, detailed motion. ZenPad S 8.0 takes tablet performance to the next level. It is powered by a 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor and is the world’s first 8-inch tablet with 4GB of RAM, delivering blazingly fast performance when running the most demanding games and apps, and offering incredibly smooth multitasking.
ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) Bigger while Smaller
ASUS ZenPad 7.0 is a 7-inch tablet with a body that’s as small as that of a traditional 7-inch device. This incredible engineering achievement was made possible by reducing the bezel width to the bare minimum, giving ASUS ZenPad 7.0 a remarkable 72% screen-to-body ratio. Connect with your friends via text messages and calls through its 3G functionality.
ZenPad C 7.0 (Z170CG) Stylish 7-inch value tablet delivers all-around entertainment
The design of ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 carries modern influences and a simple, clean look that gives it a universal and stylish appeal. It boasts of great performance and entertainment features that makes it an all-around value tablet in an elegant design.