In a versus face-off, let’s look at ZenPad speakers vs. iPad speakers. This series of posts will evolve with greatest testing, so consider this more of an overview. So for now, consider this a iPad mini or iPad Air 2 vs ZenPad 7, 8 or 10.
People use tablets largely for consuming media like video. In this sense, one of the biggest step forward for Asus is their implementation of front facing speakers. We’ve seen Asus FonePads feature front facing speakers, but the traditional MeMO Pads did not have front facing speakers. In fact, most tablet makers haven’t pulled it off. Now Asus has!
In a vs. battle for speaker supremacy, we would have to give it to Asus for the fact there are dual stereo front facing speakers. The shortcoming on the iPad series is their choice and location of speakers. It’s simply not ideal and appears more of a design compromise.
The Asus ZenPad series may be a trend setting regarding consumer expectation and speakers on a tablet. Front facing is where they need to be and it’s a big selling point as we see it.