CNET First Look
Asus ZenPad Z8s is a small tablet with cell service and great battery lifeThe 8-inch LTE tablet is a Verizon exclusive.
[MUSIC] The Asus Zenpad Z8S is an excellent little tablet that's exclusively sold through Verizon. The eight inch tablet is LTE capable, meaning if you have service, you can get cell service to access your favorite websites or stream video when you're not around a WiFi connection. One of its best features is its long lasting battery. In our streaming video test, it lasted an impressive 13 hours. When I used it day to day, I barely had to charge it even if I watched hours of video on it. Another great feature is its sharp IPS display. It's HD screen is great for streaming video, browning the web, or reading. The ASUS tablet as an aluminum design that is surprisingly sleek, with textured buttons and capacitive buttons that unfortunately don't have backlights to easily see in the dark. The tablet's retail price is $250, but with a two year contract it's only 100, which breaks down to a little over 10 bucks a month. There isn't a great variety of small LTE tablets available, so the ASUS ZenPad [UNKNOWN] is a great option for Verizon customers interested in one for casual, everyday use.