With its 8-inch, 2048-by-1536 resolution screen and 32GB of storage at just $200, the Asus ZenPad S could be a pretty decent option if you want an Android tablet but don’t care to spend a lot of money.
The ZenPad S is now on sale in the U.S., and boasts of a thin 0.27-inch body—which is slimmer than the iPad air. That storage capacity can be expanded up to 128GB, thanks to its microSD slot. Its camera specs are less impressive, with a 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel option on the front.
On the software side, it comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop, the latest version of Google’s operating system. You’ll have to contend with Asus’ software overlay, though you can mostly mitigate that with a custom launcher.
Why this matters: Price is one of the key advantages that Android tablets offer over the iPad—so if you want a second screen for web browsing or playing games, this has all the makings of a reasonable solution.