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Asus packs premium features into $399 tablet

MobilityAsus ZenPad S 8

What kind of a tablet does $399 get you these days?  According to Asus, quite a lot.

The hardware company’s new device, the ZenPad S 8.0 comes with several premium features including the new USB Type-C connector as well as a 2K QXGA (1536 x 2048) IPS display.

At 7.9 inches across, the display has a pixel density of 324ppi.  It runs on Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and comes with Intel’s Atom Z3580 Quad-Core 64bit processor, 2GB or 4GB of memory, 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage, WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth V4.1, and has a 5 MP front-facing and 8 MP rear-facing camera.

Asus Tablet ZenPad S 8

Furthermore, Asus is pushing the tablet as a multimedia and gaming device with Miracast support, two front speakers, a microSD card reader, and 8 hours of battery life.

It is now available at Canada Computers, London Drugs, Memory Express, NCIX, Newegg.ca and Visions.