The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M beats several competitors in price genera appearance and display. This laptop is budget-friendly and comes with all the features you expect in a high-end laptop. The laptop comes with an optional detachable keyboard. This means you can either purchase it with the keyboard or without the keyboard.
This laptop has a big screen which is the desire of many gamers. This is convenient for gamers because they tend to be in love with big screens. It comes with a 10.1 inched screen (most cheap laptops have 7 to 8 inches display).
Its back is leather-like while bottom section gives the appearance of aluminum. It weighs 4.90 grams which makes it heavier and not convenient to carry around. This laptop does not flex under pressure more than other tablets going for twice its price. The screen is made with a toughed glass.
The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M screen is bright, colorful and attractive. Unfortunately, this is one piece of hardware that lets it down.
It has a resolution of 1280 by 800, which is quite low. This difference can easily be noticed when compared with a smartphone having 1080p resolution. Screen resolution aside the image quality is actuary good. The colors are bold enough to make media and games pop.
The contrast is good and the actual image does not appear recessed far beyond the top layer of the screen. The viewing angles are also pretty good and this makes the screen reasonable.
Since this laptop comes with a detachable keyboard, it means that it can compact and lightweight hence very convenient to carry around. The shape is also very appealing such that you can proudly carry it around when going to the office or even any other event.
The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M is run by Android and a custom interface on top. The Android Marshmallow in this laptop though not the attest is better than Android lollipop in some gadgets.
The Asus company has done a deal with EE and Game loft. This has seen some applications come pre-installed on the tab. These gaming applications can, however, be uninstalled from the gadget.
Uninstalling the application means that the games will be removed from the application menu though some data will remain in the device. This is in case you decide to reinstall the games. The machine comes with 2GB RAM which to some extent is sufficient. This enables it to carry out different activities at the same time without difficulty.
Perfect for Gaming, Movies, and Music
The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M runs on average speakers. The speakers are loud enough to fill a small to medium-sized room. There are plenty of good music and video payer applications to download from the Google play store. The screen is, however, a limiting factor as it can only do up to a 720P video. This is because it lacks enough pixels to render all the information contained in a full HD file.
The speakers are positioned in a very good place. They sit above the screen in a subtle cut-out. There is only one driver at each and they give you stereo sound when held in front of your face.
Gaming applications run smoothly with no difficulty at all. The positive side of having low screen resolution is that games tend to run effectively. You may notice some frame variance in the title but be assured no game will run slowly. This is unlike other phones and tablets where the processors are pushed heavily by the high screen resolution making them slow.
Large storage capacity
The internal storage of this laptop depends on the country you buy-in. The UK version of this laptop, for example, comes with 16GB storage. This is pretty generous for this price. It also has a micro SD card slot on one of the sides. The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300 allows you to transfer files such as pictures, music, and videos to your laptop or desktop.
When using the Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M the keyboard may seem a bit of typing lag. When you get used you find it very normal and comfortable.
This is because it is caused by the keyboard click sound effect not being properly synced to your keyboard presses. Of course, if you are going to use it in public you will need to turn off any of such noises. The other option is downloading the standard Google keyboard which worked for us. You can also buy the keyboard separately at an extra cost.
Tablet camera has improved a lot over the past few years. Despite this improvement, they are still a step or two behind phone cameras, however, high-end modes take better shots worth saving or printing out.
The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300M has, however, kept their cameras basic though it is quite clear. The back camera has 5MP while the front one has 2MP. This means that with enough lighting the back camera can produce some clear images.
Long battery life
While paying a 720 p MP4 video on loop and maximum brightness the laptop can go for up to six hours per single charge. The battery life can easily be adjusted by reducing the screen brightness. This is a pretty long time compared to other laptops.
Should you buy the Asus Zenpad 10 Z300?
The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300 offers better value for your cash compared to its rival Samsung. Those in the know would prefer to spend a little for much greater returns, and this makes a great choice for a high-performance laptop.
- Low price
- Good display color and contrast
- Good gaming and general performance
- Low battery life
- Low screen resolution
The Asus Zenpad 10 Z300 is a very eye appealing gadget in our point of view. Despite having low screen resolution it comes with other features that compensate for this. This includes the storage which is quite adequate. The RAM which makes the laptop fast and also its ability to operate smoothly. I would highly recommend third to a person on a budget and willing to see his or her money count.