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ASUS Z580C-1B005A 8 inch 2k 4:3 Screen format Tablet £139.99 @ Hughes.co.uk
ASUS Z580C-1B005A 8 inch 2k 4:3 Screen format Tablet £139.99 @ Hughes.co.uk

ASUS Z580C-1B005A 8 inch 2k 4:3 Screen format Tablet £139.99 @ Hughes.co.uk

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High spec budget tablet at a reasonable price. I have this and its very good. It compares well against the more expensive Nvidia Shield K1 in some respects. Unlikely to be in stock for very long. Sold out last time.

Review:
techradar.com/rev…iew

Nice cases here: amazon.co.uk/gp/…h=1

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According to the review site it's £120 at curry's

djbenny1

According to the review site it's £120 at curry's


I think that is a different model at Curry's.

I'm a bit torn regarding this tablet. On one hand, the screen and dimensions are good. On the other, the tech radar review says its on Lollipop with only 2GB of RAM. The intel CPU could making rooting an issue if you want to run Lineage or a custom rom.

I purchased two Z580c tablets from Currys for Christmas. Was the 32GB model, so possibly different to these. The tablets perform really well, look and feel great (also in the BOBJ cases as linked from OP) but I am in the process of returning them as they have both independently developed issues with the screens going white and lagging/freezing until they are flexed slightly - which I'm putting down to a loose connection inside somewhere. Disappointing, but will get replacement units, as otherwise they perform really well.

These weren't sold out, they are end of the line products, asus has released a newer model, hughes must have found some old stock somewhere which they can't return to the supplier anymore, heated though

Masteryates

I'm a bit torn regarding this tablet. On one hand, the screen and … I'm a bit torn regarding this tablet. On one hand, the screen and dimensions are good. On the other, the tech radar review says its on Lollipop with only 2GB of RAM. The intel CPU could making rooting an issue if you want to run Lineage or a custom rom.


there is a marshmallow update (later ones actually come with it preinstalled)

mines started to get a bit slow and usually as a first step id go to recovery menu and delete/format the cache partition
you cant do that on these for some reason its just not in the menu only a full format
think you can root to overcome but not looked much further
i assume backup with helium reformat and restore would do instead?
Edited by: "brilly" 13th Mar

duckative

These weren't sold out, they are end of the line products, asus has … These weren't sold out, they are end of the line products, asus has released a newer model, hughes must have found some old stock somewhere which they can't return to the supplier anymore, heated though


er which replacement model?


djbenny1

According to the review site it's £120 at curry's


as above, lower spec different model
Edited by: "brilly" 13th Mar

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Masteryates

I'm a bit torn regarding this tablet. On one hand, the screen and … I'm a bit torn regarding this tablet. On one hand, the screen and dimensions are good. On the other, the tech radar review says its on Lollipop with only 2GB of RAM. The intel CPU could making rooting an issue if you want to run Lineage or a custom rom.


Its on Marshmellow now

ontheqt

Its on Marshmellow now



Thanks for the info ontheqt.

Does it have root and Lineage? How is the bloat? Can you uninstall/disable it?

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Masteryates

Thanks for the info ontheqt.Does it have root and Lineage? How is the … Thanks for the info ontheqt.Does it have root and Lineage? How is the bloat? Can you uninstall/disable it?



I haven't played with any of those things or touched the bloatware. Running a kids shell on it with restricted apps. You could try king root?

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In order to upgrade to android 6.0.1 you need to manually download the firmware and install it by putting the zip on the internal memory asus.com/Tab…ad/

duckative

These weren't sold out, they are end of the line products, asus has … These weren't sold out, they are end of the line products, asus has released a newer model, hughes must have found some old stock somewhere which they can't return to the supplier anymore, heated though

djbenny1

According to the review site it's £120 at curry's



My bad, ​didn't see your comment. The new model is z581, same name, it can be found on the Amazon.de website, for some reason, they dropped the metal chassis in favour of a plastic one

amazon.de/Z58…RJA
Edited by: "duckative" 22nd Mar
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