Asus shows first tablet with Intel Rockchip-soc




The zenPad S 8.0 from Asus is the first manufacturer with a tablet that soc resulting from the collaboration between Intel and Rockchip. A more expensive version of the tablet has a USB port c. Earlier, Finland’s Nokia came with a tablet that has a USB-c connection.

The zenPad S 8.0 is like the Nokia N1 last year a tablet with a screen diagonal around 8 “with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels This screen has an aspect ratio of 4:. 3.

The Asus tablet is 20,3×13,4cm large and 6.7mm thick, making it a relatively thin tablet. It runs on Intel and Moorefield Z3580-soc four Silver Mont-processor cores at 2.3GHz and a PowerVR G6430 GPU from Imagination. That same soc is in the previously announced Zenfone 2 smartphone from Asus.

Besides the zenPad S 8.0 Asus comes with a cheaper version, the zenPad 8.0. This is an x3-C3230RK soc Intel and Rockchip, making it the first tablet that uses a soc resulting from the collaboration between Intel and Rockchip, says Anandtech. The four Silver Mont cores running at up to 1.2GHz, while Mali450MP4 GPU graphic work takes on.

The zenPad 8.0 has a 1280×800 screen with a 15: 9 aspect ratio. Therefore it is longer and narrower than the S 8.0 with 20,9×12,3cm and a thickness of 8.5mm. Asus has for the cheap version USB c exchanged for the more traditional micro-USB, while the tablet appears in versions with WiFi only and WiFi and 4G. Both tablets have a pressure-sensitive stylus, which customers can purchase optional.

Asus also made a number of covers for the tablets. There is a Power Case with built-in battery for additional battery life and has a different cover built-in speakers for 5.1 surround sound. When the tablets come and how much they should cost, is still unclear.

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