As many of you may already know, Computex is set to kick off next week in Taipei and it's there that many of the top Taiwanese computer and electronics companies make their big announcements. It was there that we were first introduced to the Asus Eee Pad family of tablets so many years ago and it is indeed back at Computex that we may be introduced to the newest generation of Asus tablets. And we've got the first leaked renders of the upcoming ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8 to prove it.

There's a lot that can be gleaned from just these product names alone. First, it's obvious enough that the new tablets will borrow a fair bit of inspiration from the recent Asus ZenFone 2 lineup of smartphones. They'll use the same kind of Zen UI but on the bigger screen of the tablet. And like the ZenFone 2, the ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8 will also reportedly be powered by Intel processors.

New Asus ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8 Coming to Computex

And while we can certainly decipher that the ZenPad 7 and ZenPad 8 will have 7-inch and 8-inch screens, respectively, it's also very important to note that Asus is going with the 4:3 aspect ratio here. That's similar to what you'd find on an iPad mini or the Samsung Galaxy A series tablets. The leaked renders also reveal front-facing speakers for a better media experience, as well as a soft-touch back and a pleather-like edge.

The one inch difference in screen size may not seem like that big of a deal. Where you'll really feel the difference is in the resolution. The Asus ZenPad 7 is being positioned as a bargain busting option, boasting a screen resolution of just 1024 x 600 pixels. By contrast, the Asus ZenPad 8 probably wants to go toe-to-toe with the iPad mini 3, rocking a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution. That's effectively more than four times the pixels you'd find on the 7-inch variant.

With Asus easily being one of the biggest tech companies in Taiwan, I'm sure they'll have a lot more to tell us when Computex kicks off next week.


Via Ausdroid

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