Meet the ASUS ZenPad 3S 10

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The ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) is a new tablet from ASUS that combines cinema-grade audio with an absolutely stunning display. Beyond enjoying the latest shows, games, and music, the ZenPad 3S 10 provides a stable platform for getting things done in a premium package.

Let’s start with the design. The ZenPad 3S 10 has an aluminum body that’s both light and strong. Double CNC diamond-cut details along the edges and function keys showcase a signature spin line texture. With a 5.32 mm gap between screen and the edge of the device, this tablet has the thinnest bezel in its class. That translates to an amazing 78% screen-to-body ratio.

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This leaves more room for your content while keeping the tablet portable and light. A gentle curve along the 5.8 mm-thin edge makes the ZenPad 3S 10 incredibly comfortable to hold for extended reading or watching movies. Both Glacier Silver and Titanium Gray color schemes are available, depending on your style.

The 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS screen makes use of Tru2Life image processing. It intelligently and selectively adjusts contrast to maximize the visibility of details in highlights and shadows. Sharpness optimization keeps text smooth, while images are reproduced with the utmost faithfulness. Automatic brightness and contrast adjustment ensures clear viewing in every environment and use case, whether you’re catching up on the news by the window in a cafe, or playing a racing game at night at home. Finally, TruVivid construction reduces the number of layers between the screen and your eyes to maintain crystal clarity. 

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A new dual, five-magnet speaker system ensures the ZenPad 3S 10’s audio does its excellent visuals justice. These have a distinct leg-up over traditional single-magnet speakers with enhanced volume low-frequency sound, and less distortion at low frequency. A big part of the excellent SoundMaster system is the NXP Smart Amp. It intelligently monitors and adjusts power output in order to crank up volume four times higher than normal without damaging the speakers or causing distortion. Then there’s High-Res Audio signal processing, which supports sample rates up to four times better than CD quality. Finally, the ZenPad 3S 10 is the first tablet in the world to produce DTS Digital Surround from its twin speakers.

 

ASUS ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) specifications

Software Android 6.0 Marshmellow
Display 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS LED
CPU / GPU Mediatek 8176 dual 2.1 GHz + quad 1.7 GHz, IMG GX6520 650 MHz
Memory and storage 4 GB RAM, 32 / 64 GB eMMC storage, microSD up to 128 GB
Wireless Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac with Miracast, Bluetooth 4.2
Cameras 5 MP front, 8 MP rear
Audio Dual front stereo speakers
Inputs USB Type-C, audio jack
Sensors G-sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, light, fingerprint, GPS/GLONASS
Battery 10 hours use, 22 Wh
Colors Glacier Silver and Titanium Gray
Dimensions 240 x 163 x 5.8 mm, 430 g

 

Under the hood is a hexa-core MediaTek processor and 4 GB of RAM, which can easily handle your day-to-day tasks. A solid 22 Wh battery can last 10 hours of ongoing use. Additional perks are really the icing on the cake; a fingerprint sensor affords both security and convenience when unlocking the ZenPad 3S 10, and an optional stylus can help out with sketching or taking notes.

This is an absolutely premium tablet that’s ready to meet your demands head-on. Be sure to learn more about the ZenPad 3S 10 at its product page.