Asus ZenPad S 8.0
The Asus ZenPad S 8.0 tablet Asus

Asus ZenPad S 8.0 (Z580CA) tablet running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) has finally reached US shores.

It is up for purchase for $199.99 (£129) on BestBuy, which is offering free shipping anywhere in the country. The ZenPad S 8.0, with 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, is available in black.

The tablet is also available on pre-order via various online channels in the US.

The ZenPad S is mostly for buyers on a shoestring budget, who are unwilling to more than $300 for the iPad Mini 3.

The tablet comes with the following key technical specifications:

  • 8in IPS LCD display protected by Gorilla Glass 3
  • Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating platform
  • Quad Core Intel Atom processor
  • 8MP rear camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2/4GB RAM variants
  • 16/32/64GB internal storage variants based on RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 2.0 and microUSB connectivity
  • Fixed Lithium-Polymer battery

Along with the ZenPad S 8.0, the smaller Asus ZenPad 7.0 tablet is also available on BestBuy.