As expected, after Intel shut down its Atom division, the company’s main partners are resorting to rival solutions. ASUS for example opted for MediaTek’s chips for its  new ZenPad tablets, that were announced earlier this week. We’re talking about the new ZenPad 8 and ZenPad 10, detailed below.


These models go by the name of ASUS ZenPad 8 (Z380M) and ASUS ZenPad 10 (Z300M), both running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and relying on the MediaTek MT8163 quad core CPU. They have many things in common, like the 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 5 megapixel rear cameras, plus 2 MP front shooters.


They also come with microUSB ports, microSD card slots and audio jacks, obviously. Things start to branch out in the memory department, with 2 GB of RAM and 16/32 GB of storage on the 10 inch model, as well as an 18 Wh battery. The 8 incher brings 8/16 GB of storage and 1 GB of RAM, plus 15.2 Wh battery. The new ZenPad 8 is expected to be priced at $178 and the 10 incher at $223.