You don’t experience excellence in everything ~ Aziz.Ampanwala
For me solace while writing article is : good sitting arrangement, cup of tea/coffee and laptop/desktop at night, however all the leisure are not always available and sometimes you have to find healthy alternative while you are on the go or maybe not close to all your coziness.
It was a hard time thinking of any alternative, like, can anything replace a laptop with all the power and screen size it has, I am talking about 15.6 inch here, however somehow I managed to convince myself. I was in search of something which could just fit right on budget and had similar capabilities to a laptop however I wanted something more portable with data connectivity both WIFI and 3G, now you would think that’s not a laptop feature right, yes, I wanted a tablet ! OK, so now I am also considering getting rid of keyboard, well YES if it’s ultra portable and on-the-move I had to shred that off too.
Before I jump right away and reveal which TAB I purchased, let me just quickly tell you that I was always a desktop/laptop person, and till the day I purchased the TAB, I had not use it before, yes I am serious.
Ok, so I did some rough research before buying the TAB, my parameters were on the basis of:
- WIFI and 3G
- Look and Feel
- Battery Life
- Screen Size (Portable)
- Reasonable Price
So, after busting out quality time (burning the midnight oil) on research for decent TAB, I narrowed down to 3 contenders and out of those 3 the victorious one was ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 Z370CG, want to know why? I have it covered for you don’t worry.
Considering the list mentioned above as my parameters while searching the TAB, the ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 Z370CG was hands down the best in the parameters I wanted and at a reasonable cost too.
Let me share some of the unique features of ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 Z370CG – THE PERKS you don’t find in other TABs
Power and Memory: The ZenPad 7.0 (Z370CG) is a beast when we talk about power, with a quad core Intel Atom X3-C3230 system on a chip. Its clock speed is 1.3 GHz, with a quad core processor, this tablet sis more effective at multitasking compared to tablets with single core CPUs.
Lasting Battery: Unconventional as it may sound, the ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 Z370CG is the world’s first tablet to have interchangeable rear elements allowing you to add a longer lasting battery. So, if you opt for an add-on battery then you will get 14 hours battery life instead of 8 hours which is preinstalled with the device.
Crisp Sound Experience: Again a first in the segment, the rear elements back of the device allows user to connect with integrated speaker within a protective tablet cover, it’s a special Asus made cover and really packs a punch when it comes to music. It’s not just loud as it has balance and element of 5.1 surround capabilities, apart from that it features the world’s first integration of DTS-HD Premium Sound, so watching movies on the tab is like a mini theatre experience, I also liked the smooth transactions and details of low key frequencies.
Wide Screen: Yes, the ZENTAB has a 72% wide screen-to-body ratio that’s bigger than most of the TAB in the market, which means a much better viewing experience at up-to 178 degree viewing angle.
Display: Pixels matter, how? WXGA 1280×800 high definition IPS panel display with anti-fingerprint coating. Why should you bother knowing about it? Well, it means you get very fine and smooth picture quality especially when you watch movies and while zooming photos for detail 😉
Back Panel: I am impressed by the back panel, I have a Leather Black finish and I like the texture and feel of the same, it gives a better grip as well and look classy.
ASUS Audio Cover: It’s basically a sound bar attached to a cover, so you don’t need extra sound bar to carry, saves space and looks sleek, as it’s all in the cover, so it does a dual job, smart isn’t it !
COMING BACK TO OTHER SPECIFICATIONS:
Android™ 5.0 Lollipop
Intel® Atom™ x3-C3230 processor (Quad-Core, 64-bit),
support 3D graphics
32bit single Channel LPDDR3 / 1GB/2GB RAM
• 5GB of ASUS WebStorage space for life; with an additional 11GB for the 1st year
• 100GB Google Drive space for 2 years
• Front Camera: 2MP, Large Aperture f/2.0, with 140 degree Selfie Panorama
• Rear Camera: 8MP/5MP Auto-Focus, Large Aperture f/2.0
• PixelMaster for up to 400% brighter photos & videos with Low Light mode, zero shutter lag (rear), IR filter, beautification, panorama, HDR, ZSL
189 x 110.9 x 8.7 mm (LxHWxH)
ASUS ZenUI 2.0 with over 1000+ software enhancement (What’s Next, ZenLink, Kids mode, ASUS Splendid, etc)
Playback: 1080P@ 30fps
Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, AVI, MKV, WEBM
• WCDMA HSPA+
• 3G: WCDMA: 900/2100/850/1900
• 2G: EDGE/GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
Afterthought – Using it for a while:
I am quite happy and content with the performance of ASUS ZENPAD 7.0 Z370CG, finally I found an alternative power packed with features and has the capability of true multitask besides being a TAB. I also got a portable keyboard to go along with the TAB, so now I don’t have issues about typing long draft/post on screen. Yes, finally a portable companion while I am on the go.