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Asus ZenPad Z580C 8" Tablet (updates to Marshmallow) 32GB £149.99 at PC World
Asus ZenPad Z580C 8" Tablet (updates to Marshmallow) 32GB £149.99 at PC World

Asus ZenPad Z580C 8" Tablet (updates to Marshmallow) 32GB £149.99 at PC World

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Was looking at how much the 32GB version is as disappointingly I'm busting the gut of my 16GB one. Was very happy to find this for this price - not least as it's still around £150 most other places - for the *16GB version*

This tablet features:

Gorilla Glass screen

2K display

2GB RAM

32GB Internal memory

Front facing dual speakers

Doubtless a well-known price-matching site might match this. But here's to UK tax laws NOT being exploited via Belgian loopholes ^.^

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yet another deal to bitch at amazon lol

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brilly

yet another deal to bitch at amazon lol



It's actually a pretty nice deal for double the memory for the same price as others are offering for the 16gb variant.

And I'm sorry you were wrong about it "probably" not updating to Marshmallow.

Elevation

It's actually a pretty nice deal for double the memory for the same price … It's actually a pretty nice deal for double the memory for the same price as others are offering for the 16gb variant.And I'm sorry you were wrong about it "probably" not updating to Marshmallow.


i guess technically i was right as it wasn't probable
was pretty surprised (as were pretty much all the tech sites) going by asus history

i see pcworld actually list this as having marshmallow which is 'probably' wrong so soon after the update being available?
right now you need to manually update so seems unlikely

the 32gb version is listed having marshmallow @149quid
the 16gb listed as having lollipop @ 169 quid
seems a bit unusual they haven't put REDUCED FROM XXX as they usually would
hopefully the listing is correct as it appears to be a 'new' product with no reviews

yes its a good deal but yet again you spoil it with your rabid digs at amazon
Edited by: "brilly" 18th Sep 2016

Great tablet, I bought one as a alternative to A ipad mini, excellent display, works really well, definitely not laggy.

This is a great tablet but the WiFi on it is pants. I can use my phone at the end of the garden, I can't use this tablet at the back door.
Still a heat from me as it's a good deal.
Edited by: "Teivel" 18th Sep 2016

Had this (16GB one) for well over a year since it first came out and it's not got Marshmallow. Still a very nice tablet though.

SteveCoops

Had this (16GB one) for well over a year since it first came out and it's … Had this (16GB one) for well over a year since it first came out and it's not got Marshmallow. Still a very nice tablet though.



Agreed definitely running android 5

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SteveCoops

Had this (16GB one) for well over a year since it first came out and it's … Had this (16GB one) for well over a year since it first came out and it's not got Marshmallow. Still a very nice tablet though.



It's not got Marshmallow no - hence why I said "updates to Marshmallow" (_;) Which it does, because I did.

androidcommunity.com/zen…15/
Edited by: "Elevation" 18th Sep 2016

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brilly

yes its a good deal but yet again you spoil it with your rabid digs at … yes its a good deal but yet again you spoil it with your rabid digs at amazon



Not half as rabid as everyone auto-voting a measly £10 off Prime for a year into the thousands...

Was in PC world Friday past as the other half was looking for an android was pants not many tablets on display and what ones were they weren't turned on staff weren't overly helpful either ended up buying the z3 compact from Argos for 199 had a shot of it was well impressed other half loves it.
Edited by: "iain2206" 18th Sep 2016

I'm looking for a sub ​£100 8 inch tablet to replace a hudl 2 that has died. Any recommendations?

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iain2206

Was in PC world Friday past as the other half was looking for an android … Was in PC world Friday past as the other half was looking for an android was pants not many tablets on display and what ones were they weren't turned on staff weren't overly helpful either ended up buying the z3 compact from Argos for 199 had a shot of it was well impressed other half loves it.



Yeah a phone has a slightly smaller screen. As for PC World it does unfortunately very much vary from branch to branch as to the customer service and how much they bother with their displays. Last time I went to look for a little compact camera the manager of my nearest branch who I asked for help seemed a lot more interested in asserting her authority over her staff than actually answering my questions. I also asked her if the mic of the camera was stereo - she said it wasn't. I looked it up on my phone while I was there and found out that it was.

Asus ZenPad Z580C 8" £149 or nVidia Shield K1 £169 nVidia Shop ??

Elevation

It's not got Marshmallow no - hence why I said "updates to Marshmallow" … It's not got Marshmallow no - hence why I said "updates to Marshmallow" (_;) Which it does, because I did.https://androidcommunity.com/zenpad-s-8-0-finally-receives-android-6-0-marshmallow-update-20160915/



Wow, well spotted great news, I shall up date mine, when I am home!

Can you install kodi on this ? If not, what is the best tablet for kodi ? Any help would be appreciated ?

Just Wondering

Wow, well spotted great news, I shall up date mine, when I am home!


dont do what i did and factory reset by mistake X)
(why doesn't that choice have a confirm option!?)

Elevation

Yeah a phone has a slightly smaller screen. As for PC World it does … Yeah a phone has a slightly smaller screen. As for PC World it does unfortunately very much vary from branch to branch as to the customer service and how much they bother with their displays. Last time I went to look for a little compact camera the manager of my nearest branch who I asked for help seemed a lot more interested in asserting her authority over her staff than actually answering my questions. I also asked her if the mic of the camera was stereo - she said it wasn't. I looked it up on my phone while I was there and found out that it was.


I think Iain is talking about the tablet, not the phone....

Elkay

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elkay

I think Iain is talking about the tablet, not the phone....Elkay



Aaahh. I wish I could afford a Sony Z4 tablet. Those things are so insane in spec Sony don't even need to bother releasing anything else for a good couple of years as they're still more powerful than some stuff that's only just getting released now. But they're SO expensive for it.

lonesomepuppet

Can you install kodi on this ? If not, what is the best tablet for kodi ? … Can you install kodi on this ? If not, what is the best tablet for kodi ? Any help would be appreciated ?


you can

elkay

I think Iain is talking about the tablet, not the phone....Elkay



Sorry I was forgot to mention it was the tablet.

I bought this tablet last end of July (new release at £180) and it came installed with MM if anybody is wondering. It's a great machine at the price, battery life could be better.

vidzo

I bought this tablet last end of July (new release at £180) and it came … I bought this tablet last end of July (new release at £180) and it came installed with MM if anybody is wondering. It's a great machine at the price, battery life could be better.


https://i.imgur.com/C0MYp.gif

pablotay85

I'm looking for a sub ​£100 8 inch tablet to replace a hudl 2 that has di … I'm looking for a sub ​£100 8 inch tablet to replace a hudl 2 that has died. Any recommendations?



http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/5440634.htm

Lenovo Tab 3 is a good everyday tablet.

brilly



??

Oh, you think I'm telling porkies about MM being installed on it? I'm a member on XDA and posted a shot back in August...made a mistake in my original post, got mine mid Aug but it did come with MM
Edited by: "vidzo" 18th Sep 2016

vidzo

??Oh, you think I'm telling porkies about MM being installed on it? I'm a … ??Oh, you think I'm telling porkies about MM being installed on it? I'm a member on XDA and posted a shot back in August...made a mistake in my original post, got mine mid Aug but it did come with MM


it had crossed my mind
is it not a bit odd that pre-installed comes before upgrades?

Elevation

It's not got Marshmallow no - hence why I said "updates to Marshmallow" … It's not got Marshmallow no - hence why I said "updates to Marshmallow" (_;) Which it does, because I did.https://androidcommunity.com/zenpad-s-8-0-finally-receives-android-6-0-marshmallow-update-20160915/


Thanks - I didn't realise it wasn't an OTA update. I'll update it now

brilly

it had crossed my mind :pis it not a bit odd that pre-installed comes … it had crossed my mind :pis it not a bit odd that pre-installed comes before upgrades?



I did think the first thing too. I was contemplating for a week watching the site, then this new stock popped stating in had MM. I checked on the Asus site too and it said it had MM so I took a punt thinking that if it didn't have it it, I'd just get a refund. I have a link to the XDA with my posts but not sure if I'm allowed to link it here? PM if you want.

Asus do things very differently, they haven't even released to bootloader key for the tab but have for other products, so it doesn't surprise me that they've released the tablet with it pre-installed before a general release of the update.

Regardless, it's a cracking piece of equipment

vidzo

I did think the first thing too. I was contemplating for a week watching … I did think the first thing too. I was contemplating for a week watching the site, then this new stock popped stating in had MM. I checked on the Asus site too and it said it had MM so I took a punt thinking that if it didn't have it it, I'd just get a refund. I have a link to the XDA with my posts but not sure if I'm allowed to link it here? PM if you want.Asus do things very differently, they haven't even released to bootloader key for the tab but have for other products, so it doesn't surprise me that they've released the tablet with it pre-installed before a general release of the update.Regardless, it's a cracking piece of equipment


ive already seen the thread you posted in
saw it months previously and then again about a week ago so missed your posts sandwiched in between.
good news all round then!

Filding

Asus ZenPad Z580C 8" £149 or nVidia Shield K1 £169 nVidia Shop ??


Personally I would avoid x86 tablets as Intel had left that market.

I picked up one of these yesterday. It is a pretty good tablet for the money. One thing that was really surprising was that most sources, including the PCWorld website lists the processor as an Intel Atom z3530, which runs up to 1.33 Ghz. However, on my model it reports the chip as the z3560, with a clock speed up to 1.8 Ghz.

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tamboekie

I picked up one of these yesterday. It is a pretty good tablet for the … I picked up one of these yesterday. It is a pretty good tablet for the money. One thing that was really surprising was that most sources, including the PCWorld website lists the processor as an Intel Atom z3530, which runs up to 1.33 Ghz. However, on my model it reports the chip as the z3560, with a clock speed up to 1.8 Ghz.



I would most inclined to take the word of this site :

asus.com/uk/…ns/

I have this tablet too, its very good! I like the double tap screen on off function. The only negatives with the tablet are the power and volume buttons,theyre very stiff and awkward to use.

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stevo17

I have this tablet too, its very good! I like the double tap screen on … I have this tablet too, its very good! I like the double tap screen on off function. The only negatives with the tablet are the power and volume buttons,theyre very stiff and awkward to use.



For some reason I had thought that double tap was an Android thing - not an Asus thing. There I was tap tapping on my Sony E5 and wondering why nothing was happening....

way too many bloatware.
frozen frequently.
Until I installed a different launcher. Then everything is fine now.
really impressive screen, resolution, brightness.
Audio is OK.
Way better than Lenovo ones.

Just wish there was a cleaner version of the software.

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chenzz

way too many bloatware.frozen frequently.Until I installed a different … way too many bloatware.frozen frequently.Until I installed a different launcher. Then everything is fine now.really impressive screen, resolution, brightness.Audio is OK.Way better than Lenovo ones.Just wish there was a cleaner version of the software.



With 32gb that bloatware is going to be much less of an issue than on the 16gb though. In any case most of it can be force stopped and reverted to factory version. There are also various apps that will force it to an SD card for you.
The sound on this is a bit more than "ok" in my opinion! I've found it to be very powerful and impressive. Mine's never frozen on me after a good few months of use so far.

Elevation

With 32gb that bloatware is going to be much less of an issue than on the … With 32gb that bloatware is going to be much less of an issue than on the 16gb though. In any case most of it can be force stopped and reverted to factory version. There are also various apps that will force it to an SD card for you.The sound on this is a bit more than "ok" in my opinion! I've found it to be very powerful and impressive. Mine's never frozen on me after a good few months of use so far.



I agree with you.
Despite that difference between Z580C and Z580CA is massive, different CPU, different rom (4gb vs 2gb), and support for Z pen.

It's still quite an nice deal.

PS, don't forget the 1% (£1.25 effectively) cashback through quidco.

And you get 100GB free google drive for 2 years, that's another £48.00.

Warning, PC world/Currys won't let you return it with reasons like, "I don't like it no more" if you opened the plastic package.
The 21 days return policy only applicable to unopened item, which is ridiculous.

Edited by: "chenzz" 18th Sep 2016

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chenzz

Warning, PC world/Currys won't let you return it with reasons like, "I … Warning, PC world/Currys won't let you return it with reasons like, "I don't like it no more" if you opened the plastic package.The 21 days return policy only applicable to unopened item, which is ridiculous.



I guess they're just protecting their stock but I have to say that if you're really nice to them (and I'm not suggesting that you aren't) they will invent a 'fault' to enter on to their system if you decided you just really hated something. I've done that with several items - the last of which was a mouse which I used, absolutely HATED, and took back to swap for a different one.

MDL199

http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/5440634.htmLenovo Tab … http://www.argos.co.uk/m/static/Product/partNumber/5440634.htmLenovo Tab 3 is a good everyday tablet.



​Cheers for that. I'd seen this one and had a look at the reviews. They are mixed but it's only for the nipper and for 90 quid guess there will be a few minor negatives

The z580ca does look like a much better tablet overall but doesn't seem to be widely available...

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Degeneratemoo

The z580ca does look like a much better tablet overall but doesn't seem … The z580ca does look like a much better tablet overall but doesn't seem to be widely available...



Sadly true. I would have gone for that if I'd had enough money saved up. Their new ones just out have 5 speakers. Not overly convinced I'll really in need of 5 speakers on a tablet but 2 front facing is extremely nice.
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