Asus to ship 30% fewer tablets this year?
Tablet shipments have been soft this year for Asus from the get-go. The company couldn't even reach its Q1 and Q2 shipping targets of 1.8 million and 1.2 million tablets respectively. Asus shipped 2.5 million tablets for the first 6 months of 2015, down 39% year-over-year. That breaks down into tablet shipments of 1.5 million for the first quarter, and 1 million for the second quarter.
Just the other day, we told you that the Asus ZenPad S 8 Z580C is now available in the U.S. Priced at $200, the tablet can be purchased from BestBuy, B&H and Adorama. The 8-inch screen has a 1536 x 2048 resolution, which works out to a pixel density of 320ppi. The tablet is powered by the Intel Atom Z3530 chipset and includes a back to front camera combo of 5MP/2MP.
At $130, the budget priced ZenPad 8 Z380C can be pre-ordered from B&H and Adorama. This tablet's 8-inch glass has a much lower resolution of 800 x 1280 and a pixel density of 189ppi. An Intel x3-C3200 SoC powers the tablet and features a quad-core 1.2GHz CPU. 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of native storage are inside.