ASUS ZenPad Z380M 8.0" Android Tablet (1280 x 800​), Grey, and 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC​, for £79.99, at Currys/PC World
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ASUS ZenPad Z380M 8.0" Android Tablet (1280 x 800​), Grey, and 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC​, for £79.99, at Currys/PC World

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Found 17th Feb
ASUS ZenPad Z380M 8.0" Android Tablet (1280 x 800), Grey, and 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC, for £79.99, at Currys/PC World.

Only 1280 x 800 resoultion but has 2GB Ram and 16GB storage.
This of course comes with 1 year's warranty with them.

Its £10 cheaper than posted back in December and prior to that, it has been at least £10 more.

Product Details:

Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
MediaTekMT8163 Quad-core Processor
Over 1 million apps available from Google Play
MicroSD Card slot
Micro USB

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I've had one for almost a year now. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer tablet build quality-wise for the money but it has two major issues - the battery life is absolutely awful and the wifi reception isn't great.
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Anyone used one of these? Are they as good or better than the Nexus 7?
bentrewern1 h, 31 m ago

Anyone used one of these? Are they as good or better than the Nexus 7?


As awesome as the Nexus 7 was, it's been nearly 5 years since they last released a update to that product. The display is a significantly higher resolution, but the internals are outdated by now. Looking at benchmark scores this tablet performs somewhere in the region of 60-100% better than the Nexus 7 depending on the task, and this tablet has Android 7 support while the N7 stopped at 6. If you just want to watch video on the tablet then maybe hunting down a used N7 could be worth it, but otherwise go for soemthing like this one.
I've had one for almost a year now. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer tablet build quality-wise for the money but it has two major issues - the battery life is absolutely awful and the wifi reception isn't great.
Scott66639 m ago

I've had one for almost a year now. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find …I've had one for almost a year now. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer tablet build quality-wise for the money but it has two major issues - the battery life is absolutely awful and the wifi reception isn't great.



Agree on both points. Still very good for the money though.
Amazon fire 8 or this?
I had the model above this 580c and it was by far the most disappointing Android device I've owned. The build quality was terrible, the materials were nasty to touch, the performance was poor to the point of being unusable. To top it all, this pampered device fell to pieces and the back light failed in one side of the screen a month after the warranty passed.

I really wanted to like this tablet (I own Zen laptops), but this was a mistake. The Nexus 7 2013, despite the age, is a superior tablet in every way - especially in- bloated OS performance and the materials quality.

Avoid!!
Scott66616 h, 2 m ago

I've had one for almost a year now. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find …I've had one for almost a year now. I'd say you'd be hard pressed to find a nicer tablet build quality-wise for the money but it has two major issues - the battery life is absolutely awful and the wifi reception isn't great.


Welp both of those are what's most important for me gonna pass then thanks
wiv6786 h, 55 m ago

I had the model above this 580c and it was by far the most disappointing …I had the model above this 580c and it was by far the most disappointing Android device I've owned. The build quality was terrible, the materials were nasty to touch, the performance was poor to the point of being unusable. To top it all, this pampered device fell to pieces and the back light failed in one side of the screen a month after the warranty passed.I really wanted to like this tablet (I own Zen laptops), but this was a mistake. The Nexus 7 2013, despite the age, is a superior tablet in every way - especially in- bloated OS performance and the materials quality. Avoid!!


Have the same device. Should have got the shield! Nice screen...thats about it. No roms so have to live the sloooow responce. Im sure the device itself would be fine if it wasn't bloated to the 9's!
Can you watch x265 encoded videos on it or is it too slow?
I suggest to be vvv patient and wait for an Android 8.x or more tablet which would have Project Treble support.
This 'may' allow a universal generic image to be used from any manufacturer to update the tablet should the OEM not provide regular updates.
really good deal for the money
No stock anywhere near Bristol, and not available for Home Delivery
wiv67822 h, 1 m ago

I had the model above this 580c and it was by far the most disappointing …I had the model above this 580c and it was by far the most disappointing Android device I've owned. The build quality was terrible, the materials were nasty to touch, the performance was poor to the point of being unusable. To top it all, this pampered device fell to pieces and the back light failed in one side of the screen a month after the warranty passed.I really wanted to like this tablet (I own Zen laptops), but this was a mistake. The Nexus 7 2013, despite the age, is a superior tablet in every way - especially in- bloated OS performance and the materials quality. Avoid!!


Totally agree.

I've bought 5 Nexus 7 2013's for family and friends and all are still going strong. If you want Android 7 or 8, just flash Lineage on the N7.
I think phones with 6GB+ RAM have spoiled us! It seems hard to find a decent tablet with enough RAM these days.
alpz133 h, 15 m ago

I think phones with 6GB+ RAM have spoiled us! It seems hard to find a …I think phones with 6GB+ RAM have spoiled us! It seems hard to find a decent tablet with enough RAM these days.


Hahahahahahahaha, you raise an interesting argument there?.

My Phone for example has 4GB of RAM, but to be fair, for the 4GB RAM, I have Whats App, Viber, Tango, Skype, IMO, ( + about 6 other Social Media App's I'd rather not explore here, lol), all running fluidly in the background (and no 'brain-freeze' on account of lack of RAM etc?.

And every once in a while I activate a Movie App here or there too ...

In addition to the obvious web surfing, and/or checking of my eMails via it's dedicated App's on my Phone and etc etc etc (and even an App Emulator, that in-turn then allows me to have 2 separate Whats App's, 2 separate Google Chrome Browsers, 2 separate eMail account App's on my Phone also).

And none as yet have killed the Phone either. :-)

But saying allllll that, on a real yeh, it's my Phone ...

I'm hardly likely to do all of that (or even half of that for that matter?) on any given Tablet am I?.

After all, it's a Tablet (and not a Phone?).

If I want Whats App for example, surfing to whatsapp.com, I believe there's now a 'web-based' version of it there now? (yes, it'll be a major a$$ pain!, but it's probably heap's less hassle than trying to sync an arguably SIM based App on an otherwise non-SIM based Tablet Device now, I would have thought? - though saying that, the 'newer' versions of the Windows based OPERA Web Browser that integrates the Whats App engine within itself (fair enough), but that's purely on the Windows based Engine that unique feature is available upon as far as I'm aware? - so the Android based equivalent will notably therefore obviously come without ... (putting Whats App in a totally different category yet again?).

Additionally, some of the other App's I also mentioned above (to my knowledge at least?) don't have a web-based equivalent for themselves altogether? - eg. IMO, Viber, Tango, etc? (so depending on your 'angle', sticking them lot on a Tablet, may prove themselves to be pure over-kill?.

The Skype App on my above list on the other hand is the unique animal in that list, as SIM card, no SIM card, Phone, Tablet, PC, Laptop, TV Boxes, and ... (the list goes on!) Skype can in theory be literally implied on almost anything!, etc etc etc?.

So other than perhaps Movie watching, Skyping, web browsing, and/or eMails on any given Tablet, what at all else will one ever do with it again? (that's a genuine query by the way?, lol). :-)

So in conclusion basically, 2GB RAM, 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM, and/or 6GB RAM on a Phone could all be successfully (and justifiably) argued either way that it's necessary on any given Phone etc - for pretty much most, if not allllll my above mentioned reasons above and such like? (if not possibly 1001 other reasons besides too?, lol), but in all honesty, I for one am unable to see the same 'reasonings' applied in a similar manner to that of a given Tablet also? - and again, for pretty much most, if not allllll my above mentioned reasons above and such like?, etc etc? (other's might, but I for one, personally don't see it?).

And for those reasons (and possibly for those reasons alone), I don't see the point (for now at least?) of having more than 2GB RAM on an Android Tablet?.

Especially as the 'basics' of Android can more than comfortably still run on only 1GB of RAM? - even for basic Movie watching ... (be that Phone, or Tablet?).

It's only when you have it in mind to perhaps go all 'animal' on it then more than the 'basics' would then be required?, hehehehe (but even then, 2GB of RAM on an Android Tablet, for the average layman is more than just comfortably sufficient? - for now at least?). :-)

Though saying that, yes, a possible extra 1GB RAM could prove cool (for a separate given reason I guess?), but for that privileged, you'll be looking at a possible + £30-£40+ additional costs on top of the price of my above stated Tablet?, so ... (£110-£150+ odd?, easy).

So, in all, it purely depends on your intended purpose for the Tablet basically? (but saying that, for most people at least anyway, 2GB RAM would be a sufficient ace in the hole for them same way, hehehe).

So there you kinda have it?. :-)
Bought one a while back from John Lewis. Excellent buy,had no issues with it at all.
amour3k19th Feb

Hahahahahahahaha, you raise an interesting argument there?.My Phone for …Hahahahahahahaha, you raise an interesting argument there?.My Phone for example has 4GB of RAM, but to be fair, for the 4GB RAM, I have Whats App, Viber, Tango, Skype, IMO, ( + about 6 other Social Media App's I'd rather not explore here, lol), all running fluidly in the background (and no 'brain-freeze' on account of lack of RAM etc?.And every once in a while I activate a Movie App here or there too ...In addition to the obvious web surfing, and/or checking of my eMails via it's dedicated App's on my Phone and etc etc etc (and even an App Emulator, that in-turn then allows me to have 2 separate Whats App's, 2 separate Google Chrome Browsers, 2 separate eMail account App's on my Phone also).And none as yet have killed the Phone either. :-)But saying allllll that, on a real yeh, it's my Phone ...I'm hardly likely to do all of that (or even half of that for that matter?) on any given Tablet am I?.After all, it's a Tablet (and not a Phone?).If I want Whats App for example, surfing to whatsapp.com, I believe there's now a 'web-based' version of it there now? (yes, it'll be a major a$$ pain!, but it's probably heap's less hassle than trying to sync an arguably SIM based App on an otherwise non-SIM based Tablet Device now, I would have thought? - though saying that, the 'newer' versions of the Windows based OPERA Web Browser that integrates the Whats App engine within itself (fair enough), but that's purely on the Windows based Engine that unique feature is available upon as far as I'm aware? - so the Android based equivalent will notably therefore obviously come without ... (putting Whats App in a totally different category yet again?).Additionally, some of the other App's I also mentioned above (to my knowledge at least?) don't have a web-based equivalent for themselves altogether? - eg. IMO, Viber, Tango, etc? (so depending on your 'angle', sticking them lot on a Tablet, may prove themselves to be pure over-kill?.The Skype App on my above list on the other hand is the unique animal in that list, as SIM card, no SIM card, Phone, Tablet, PC, Laptop, TV Boxes, and ... (the list goes on!) Skype can in theory be literally implied on almost anything!, etc etc etc?.So other than perhaps Movie watching, Skyping, web browsing, and/or eMails on any given Tablet, what at all else will one ever do with it again? (that's a genuine query by the way?, lol). :-)So in conclusion basically, 2GB RAM, 3GB RAM, 4GB RAM, and/or 6GB RAM on a Phone could all be successfully (and justifiably) argued either way that it's necessary on any given Phone etc - for pretty much most, if not allllll my above mentioned reasons above and such like? (if not possibly 1001 other reasons besides too?, lol), but in all honesty, I for one am unable to see the same 'reasonings' applied in a similar manner to that of a given Tablet also? - and again, for pretty much most, if not allllll my above mentioned reasons above and such like?, etc etc? (other's might, but I for one, personally don't see it?).And for those reasons (and possibly for those reasons alone), I don't see the point (for now at least?) of having more than 2GB RAM on an Android Tablet?.Especially as the 'basics' of Android can more than comfortably still run on only 1GB of RAM? - even for basic Movie watching ... (be that Phone, or Tablet?).It's only when you have it in mind to perhaps go all 'animal' on it then more than the 'basics' would then be required?, hehehehe (but even then, 2GB of RAM on an Android Tablet, for the average layman is more than just comfortably sufficient? - for now at least?). :-)Though saying that, yes, a possible extra 1GB RAM could prove cool (for a separate given reason I guess?), but for that privileged, you'll be looking at a possible + £30-£40+ additional costs on top of the price of my above stated Tablet?, so ... (£110-£150+ odd?, easy).So, in all, it purely depends on your intended purpose for the Tablet basically? (but saying that, for most people at least anyway, 2GB RAM would be a sufficient ace in the hole for them same way, hehehe).So there you kinda have it?. :-)


pardon?
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