Say what you want about the slumping tablet market, but the reality is that Asus is doing quite fine in the Taiwan market. A recent story has come out indicating that Asus is leading the market in Taiwan with a 34% share.
If anyone is wondering why the Taiwan market got the ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) before anyone else, this might explain it. A company is going to provide for their best market before other markets. This is how business works. Also helping Asus in the Taiwan market has been the release of the new ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL) which is an affordable, yet solid Android tablet.
If you live outside of Taiwan, be assured both the ZenPad 3S 10 (Z500M) and ZenPad 3 8.0 (Z581KL) are coming soon. In fact we have spotted a number of countries already with pre order opportunities.