I got this at a heavily discounted price. Its a little heavy but I'd say it feels more solid than most other tablets too. It has a quality ferl about it. Its fine for everyday use and most gaming, but lets face it, any serious gamer wouldn't be using an Android tablet anyway.
It streams and plays movies smoothly, the audio is nice, clear, sharp and crisp, with good levels of bass.
I've not experienced any of the other problems mentioned in these reviews, so I presume either they are tlking rubbish, possibly reviewing a product they dont actually own or they cant perform effective routine maintenance & clean ups in their tablets.
Its not lagging or slow to boot up. The screen resolution is pretty decent, good enough to edit NEF RAW files anyway.
The battery life is pretty decent too & doesn't take forever to recharge.
THE ONLY DOWNSIDE... is that the optional DA01 audio dock/keyboard is completely unavailable anywhere on the internet at this time.
Its even unavailable from ASUS, at this time.
Hopefully its just a manufacturing issues, and we'll see them soon.
You could hust buy a generic Bluetooth keyboard from eBay, but the matching ASUS one would be nice.
if you can buy one at a discount price, they are well worth the money.
This tablet is way to laggy in everything even right now when I am writing this
Really low performance comparing previous generation MemoPad I own. Even with 2GB memory and better processor. Laggy, problems starting up, weights more.
You can find better options for sure.
Might be the intel processor is not optimized yet for android.
Massive let down my Hudl was quicker but too slow so I bought this crap instead, 4 mins to start up then video crashes games too slow just rubbish.
I´m sad with this tablet.
Wifi signal is lost all the time and ASUS does not respond about upgrading to marshmallow.
jdion, 22 Feb 2016What cpu speed do you see when running cpuz?the real speed is max 900 MHZ, not 1.2 as you find on all websites.
This is my 2nd ASUS z300c. The 1st one had issues with Wi-Fi connectivity.
No troubles with number 2. Very good with games and video. Good solid design with high end specks at a budget price. Highly recommended.
Cris, 18 Dec 2015Has anyone gone through some majour issues? How smooth is it? My ZenPad 10 has had a few problems. Keeps going into standby for no reason, on test at moment after a factory reset. Font colour and bold changed somehow but could not change it back another factory reset. The tech support is not very good factory reset is their solution.
I have had this 2 months and I am on my third factory reset, when I had an Amazon kindle probs it was replaced without question, as you can guess I won't be buying an ASUS product ever again.
Cris, 18 Dec 2015Has anyone gone through some majour issues? How smooth is it? It's best tablet, screen and audio. Truly satified with this.
Cpu is underclocked. I have major speed issues.
Everything is going slow, like a computer from 2000
Actually they were fast compared to this tablet.
I honestly say, if this zenshut tablet gets broken, or shattered i will not feel bad.
Im really pissed with the speed, and can't root also!!!
I had tried Z300CL which is basicaly the same tablet but with beefed up CPU and different video chip. All the rest applies. Screen resolution is way too little (so as the DPI) for this size of tablet - small and even medium sized fonts gets blured out causing eye tension. Front camera is pretty good for 2M shooter, but the rear 5M is a complete disapointment and is not practicaly usable. I also found the screen rotate sometimes does not doing its job very well. A few times it had to be rebooted just to make the screen rotate work again. Other than that its pretty snapy device to use and nice feel to hold. Considering that this was one of the better tablets I had tried in that price range, I'd save +25% and go with either one of the hi-resolution Samsung Galaxies for Android or older iPad Air for the best screen readability.
It would seem to meet all my needs and looks great but can anyone please tell me if it has an activated ethernet driver which my company insists I must have for security reasons
This is why Chinese SoC makers growing extreme fast.
Thing about it, its Intel...
Giant cpu manifacturer, giant chip maker...
Chooses Mali 450 as gpu for its SoC...
That GPU supports only, only OpenGL 2.0
And another Tech giant uses that useless crap for its tablet and prices it about 400 euro.
On the other side...
You have Allwinner A80, RK3288, Helio X10...
With high level of GPU...
There is no difference, Asus, Samsung and all of other big companies have one policy...
Produce and forget.
So why choose expensive, choose chinese, choose economy!
c'mon now asus. really??? :-(
i would have thought you'd make this tablet as the bigger version of the zenpad s 8.0 z580ca.
the zenpad s 8.0 z580ca has all the right specs (processor, internal storage etc.). albeit in an 8.0" screen. can you imagine how awesome it would have been in a 9.7"-10.5" device?
please don't give me a 10 incher with these watered-down specs.
give me a powerhouse 10 incher like the zenpad s 8.0 internals and make it affordable. :-)
The tabs front speakers and solid build is it's biggest advantages. The Z300C is not that fast, so playing games like Hearthstone will be a laggy experience. Works fine for normal surfing and video watching. Tab is also heavy and screen resolution is not great.
But taking the low price in consideration, it will be a good investment. One might consider the Galaxy Tab A if sound is not that important and you want a slightly more powerful, lighter and bigger screen.