As a busy parent I’m always looking for the best ways to stay connected while on the go. I know there are many other parents out there like me who want to maximize the time they spend with their kids but also have to be available for work while out and about.
ASUS ZenPad S8 received.
That’s why I was excited about the ASUS ZenPad S8. It’s a compact and portable tablet with a big screen that allows me to multitask easily while sitting the car line, waiting in line to buy groceries, or even at home after the kids have gone to bed.
The ASUS ZenPad S8 is 6.6 mm thick and has an 8 inch screen that is vivid and crisp. It can easily slip into your purse, backpack, or work bag.
Having two young kids and knowing that things sometimes happen, it makes me happy to know that the ZenPad S8 also has anti-scratch Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance which keeps it protected.
Since I use the tablet for work, I do a lot of reading on it. Have you ever noticed that your eyes get tired after reading on a tablet for awhile? Mine do. That’s why I was interested to learn that the ASUS Zen Pad S8 tries to prevent this by reducing blue light emissions up to 30% without disturbing the rest of the color balance. This means I can finish up my work when I need to, which makes me happy.
Not only does the ASUS ZenPad S8 help me work while on the go, I also like using it to watch movies and videos. They are crisp and clear with brilliant, rich colors. I thought it was fascinating to learn that it also has ASUS Tru2Life which automatically detects if a user is playing a video games, watching a video, looking at pictures, or browsing online and it adjusts the contrast accordingly for the best viewing experience.
While watching movies and videos, I’ve noticed that this tablet sounds great too. This is thanks to the DTS-HD Premium Sound, SonicMaster Technology, and Dual Front Speakers.
Not only that when using headphones or earbuds the ZenPad S8 delivers 5.1 channel virtual surround sound so you don’t miss a thing during the movie or video.
For shutterbugs, the tablet comes with a 8MP Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes and a 5MP Front Camera with 8 Effect Modes. Some of the modes include Lowlight, HDR, Beautification, Selfie, and more. There is also a Time Lapse, Time Rewind, and Smart Remove which deletes moving objects such as other people in the background of your photo.
One of my favorite features is ZenMotion. You can use it to create shortcuts through Touch Gestures to instantly open apps when the display is app. Some examples include:
- Drawing a “c”to turn the camera on
- Drawing a “w” to launch the internet browser
- Drawing an “e” to go to your email
- Flip the tablet over to make it silent
- Tap the screen twice to wake it up
Browsing online is easy, responsive, and quick and the keyboard is nice to type on.
The folders and icons make it simple to find what you are looking for as well.
I recommend the ASUS ZenPad S8 to those who are looking for a new tablet. It’s compact, convenient, allows you to multitask while on the go or at home and it’s a lot of fun to use. There are many fantastic features packed into this 8-inch tablet and it would be a great gift too!
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Laurie Emerson says
My favorite feature is the Smart Remove on the camera. I would use it to help keep track of all the places and what I have to bring for the extra school activities which just started.
Neil T says
For its the size. Its not too small that it doesn’t feel like a tablet and it’s not too big that you don’t really want to take it anywhere with you.
I’d use it for twitter, facebook, YouTube and games….maybe a bit of Netflix too.
Tara Woods says
I like the Dual Front Speakers and I would use this tablet to watch movies, listen to music and social media.
CJ Dantoni says
I would use this on my lunchbreak during work and during my commute, which is torture.
Elizabeth Doyle says
If I were to win this tablet I would use it mostly to watch videos and use it to work.
Derrick Johnson says
If I win this I would give it to my Mom because she always wanted a Pad and this has a nice size where she can see clearly.
Betty C says
I like the size and the gorilla glass. I would use it for web surfing on the go.
Doug W says
I like the vivid screen. I don’t have a tablet yet but would love one for vacation. My laptop is too heavy.
Edward Redmon II says
Winning this would be a great help with my son. He really needs a tablet for school and I could use one for functionality in the home
Rachel Freer says
I love the 5MP Front Camera with 8 Effect Modes. I love taking pictures of my kids so I would use it for that a lot.
Melissa Johnson says
I think the Zen Motion sounds awesome! Plus all the camera options…the Smart Remove, Time Lapse & Selfie options sound so fun! I’d use it for everything probably!!! It’d b my new best friend lol!
D Schmidt says
I am most interested in the 8MP Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes and a 5MP Front Camera with 8 Effect Modes because I love to take pictures of my children.
I like the Gorilla Glass and the screen size, I’d mostly use it for general internet surfing.
Rebecca Simons says
I like the size. It makes it very flexible to work with.
Seyma Shabbir says
I ove the camera and the ability to skype with family overseas!
I really like that it is so thin and lightweight …and that I can take food pics with it! I wold use it for following recipes in the kitchen (and everything else, too!)
Carolyn Daley says
My favorite features of the ASUS ZenPad S8 are the 8 inch screen and the dual cameras. I would use the tablet to read, e-mail, take photos, and play games.
kim keithline says
My favorite feature is the zen motion feature it is pretty cool and I would use it for surfing the web, social media and email
I like that it has gorilla glass, I would use it most for looking at my email.
Austin Baroudi says
I love the 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Super Quad-Core 22nm processor and I would use it to watch movies and tv shows and to surf the web on the go the most!
Kelly D says
I like the ZenMotion feature the most and I would use this to check my email the most.
Michael G. says
ZenMotion sounds sweet. I’d use it to text quickly or watch some vids.
Michele Baron says
I love how light and thin this tablet is…easy to have in your purse and I would watch some movies or tv shows while commuting
Deb C says
I play a great word game on my phone but the screen is so small. The ZenPad has a perfect screen display size. That’s my favorite feature and I’d use it to play word games most.
Daniele A. says
I like the active digitizer that let you use the z stylus pen even for artistic purposes, rare feature to find in tablet of this size. It could be surprisingly pleasant to draw and write notes taking advantages of the 4:3 format with such high resolution and screen density.
Betty B. says
I love how lightweight and thin it is! I would have my son use it for school work and educational apps!
I love the fact that it doesn’t weigh a lot and has a big screen. I would like to use this for watching videos and taking photos.
Maria C says
love the amazing feature of the camera, perfect for taking candid moments
Jennifer Marie says
I would love the camera. I would use it to capture moments with my kids and to check email.
Lisa V. says
I like the front facing speakers and I would use for social media, games, and e-mail.
the fast processor speed
Daniel M says
i like how thin it is and the 8″ screen
Liz N says
I love the screen size and that it doesn’t add bulk because the outside parts are so small! I’d use it for watching videos on the couch instead of at my desk!
I like the 8inch screen and I would give this to my daughter. She would use it for web surfing and playing games.
amy stonger says
I love the zenmotion and using touch capture to open different apps or features. How cool is that!! I would use this for fun to be honest!
I like the 8 inch screen. I would use it for email and web browsing when out and about.
Oanh H. says
I really like the Touch Gestures and want to try that too. I would keep this at home to be use for web browsing and looking up new recipes.
Bridgett Wilbur says
I love the size of it and I would use it to keep in contact with my daughter whiles shes at school.
Ellie Wright says
I like that it has easy to use folders and icons. I’m always searching for icons on my cell phones. I would use this for everything. email, Facebook, Twitter and games to name a few.
brandy c says
I like the Gorilla Glass. I’d use it to look at recipes in the kitchen.
I would use the tablet to surf the internet and give it to my kids in the car to play games on the apps.
I like the fast processor and I also like the Gorilla Glass.
ellen beck says
I like how it has the Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance already built in it (or comes with it) I read at night and I think this would ne a fantastic thing to install Kindlle on. I would use it to read with when at home or on the go.
Tabathia B says
I like that it’s powered by a 64-bit Intel Atom Z3530 processor and has 2GB RAM and would use to record youtube videos
Wow! That profile is super slim! I’d love to travel with this tablet and lighten the load in my backpack.
DeAnna Keller says
I like the convenience of it! I like that The ASUS ZenPad S8 is 6.6 mm thick and has an 8 inch screen that is vivid and crisp. It can easily slip into my purse.
Virginia Rowell says
My favorite feature is the ZenMotion. That is so awesome!
I like that it has a nice, easy to use keyboard, and folders to work with. If i win, I see this going to my teenage daughter for reading and helping her with some of her homework. Okay, and movie watching while we travel.
Christina Foley says
I love the camera feature, I would use it to keep it touch with family and watch shows and movies.
Sharon Schoepe says
I really like that it has Gorilla Glass as my younger two are rough on things without meaning to be. I also like the crisp video and sound as this is something we would use quite a bit with watching videos for our homeschool lessons.
Kimmy Ripley says
Love the clear, vivid display! We would use this for learning apps for our daughter.
My favorite feature is the Kids Mode function and I would use it most to watch videos, play games and use social media.
I like this feature-For shutterbugs, the tablet comes with a 8MP Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes and a 5MP Front Camera with 8 Effect Modes. Some of the modes include Lowlight, HDR, Beautification, Selfie, and more. There is also a Time Lapse, Time Rewind, and Smart Remove which deletes moving objects such as other people in the background of your photo.
I would use it for pictures :)
I like the camera has effect modes! Sounds neat!
Janice Ford says
I am intrigued by all the technology that this little pad has. I also like it size. Sounds like a great and powerful pad to use.
Cynthia R says
I like how you can draw letters to start functions such as c for camera. I would probably use it to check email, play games, read reddit.
I like the shortcuts through Touch Gestures! I would use it to keep my kids busy during long car rides!
Richard Hicks says
My fav feature is the fast processor. Would use it to check email and browse the web
Amy Pratt says
I like the anti-fingerprint coating a lot. I would use it mostly for social media.
Shawn A says
I really love that the Asus Zen Pad S8 has a reduction of blue light emissions so my eyes wouldn’t get tired if I used it for a longer amount of time. I would love to be able to take this with me on the go or for traveling, it would be great!
Crystal F says
I like the super fast processor. I’m always doing multiple things while online. My daughters would use it for school, games and watching Netflix. Thank you!
Danielle Marie says
the zen motion feature is unique and awesome. also useful! i would surf the web while i relax or play games on it. maybe read.
Love the speakers and I would use it to watch movies.
Susan devaux says
I love the size of this tablet screen. I would watch tv shows and movies on it!
I would use the tablet for school :) I also love the camera feature!
Denice P says
My favorite feature is the the thinness. 6.6 mm is pretty thin, and I really don’t care for anything bulky. I think games would what we would use the zenpad the most. We love all kinds of puzzle games.
Ashley C says
I love that its super light! I would use it for keeping up with work while on the go!
Erica B. says
The big screen is nice.
Amy Z. says
I love the automatic adjusting contrast. I’d use this to watch videos and listen to music!
I love that the contrast adjusts automatically.
I have to agree that the Zen Motion is pretty cool. I would use it for a lot of different things – writing, photos, drawing.
Kim D. says
I like the 5MP Pixel Master camera. I would use it for reading and surfing the web.
Ann Fantom says
I like that the ASUS ZenPad S 8.0 is expandable via the Micro SD Card Reader, up to 128GB
I would use the tablet to check my email and surf the internet while traveling without having to lug around my heavy laptop.
Tracie Vandermeulen says
I like the smart remove feature.
It is only 8 inches
Adrienne Gordon says
I like that it has wifi I can use to watch netflix
Jillian Too says
I really like that it has anti-scratch Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance. In my family, electronics get more scratches and dings then they should.
Jillian Too says
I would use it for watching videos and browsing Pinterest.
My favorite feature is the premium sound and audio; I would use this for my music.
I like that it has a camera with lowlight setting. I’d use it most for keeping track of my calendar.
I like that it has gorilla glass. I’d use it for social media.
Laura S says
My favorite thing is that it’s small enough to tuck in my bag, but super powerful. I’d take it with me to school and use it for notes, reminders, pictures and more.
My favorite feature is the dual front speakers. I would use this a lot for watching movies and taking pictures.
Will G says
My favorite feature is the fast processor. I would use it to check email and play games.
Kate Newton says
I’d give this to my three sons to share. I love that it has the camera…I think my boys would have a lot of fun with that. Thanks for the opportunity!
Denise S says
I like the camera and I’d give this to my daughter for school.
amanda sakovitz says
I love the front and rear camera and I would use this on the go for work and to stay in touch with friends.
Margaret Smith says
I like the fast processor and I also like the Gorilla Glass. Thanks so much.
Sandy Klocinski says
My favorite feature is the screen resolution of 1536 x 2048
steve weber says
I love the huge 8 inch screen .. I would use it for watching movies and streaming music.
melissa Resnick says
Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes, i would use it by keeping in touch with my son
My favorite feature is the 8MP Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes and a 5MP Front Camera with 8 Effect Modes and I would use this tablet to check email and social media when I travel.
Julie Wood says
I love that this tablet comes with a 8MP Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes and a 5MP Front Camera with 8 Effect Modes! I take a lot of pictures for the Grandparents and this feature is amazing. I would use it to keep in touch with Grandma and Grandpa by sending them pictures!
Heather Hayes Panjon says
I Like The ZenMotion Feature, I’d Use It To Take Photos And Stay Connected While Traveling.
Dawn Monroe says
I like the camera features especially the smart touch feature. I love the new Zen touch short cuts. Usually by the time I get my camera loaded the picture pose I wanted is gone.
I like the selfie mode on the camera. I would use it to check emails and update Facebook.
Thomas Murphy says
I like ZenMotion. I would use it to read books.
I like the 8MP Rear Camera with 15 Effect Modes. I would give it to my son.
I like the Zen Motion feature. I would give it to my husband for work.
Lisa Brown says
I like the 64-bit Intel® Atom™ Super Quad-Core 22nm processor and I would give it to my husband for work or when he is out and about.
Sadie B. says
The ZenMotion is an awesome feature. I love shortcuts!
Sadie B. says
I would use the tablet for school.
Lori L. says
I love the 8MP camera and the 5MP front-facing camera! :)
As for what I’d use it for most, I think I’d gift it to my husband, who could really use a tablet for travel.