We noted last week BestBuy.com increased the price of the ZenPad S 8.0 from $199 to $229. However, we can tell you now that Amazon.com is now shipping that same tablet for that nice $199 price point.
As we tend to say often, the $199 ZenPad S 8.0 is not the same as the other ZenPad S 8.0 at $299. Sure, both “S” models, but the CA at $299 has a few features that you may want to pay more for. Please read our comparison article which should help you decide what’s the best choice.
To also clarify at time of writing, no, there are no official Asus cases like the TriCover available yet. We hope to have details very soon on official Asus accessories for the US market.