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The ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG which we reviewed last year had been getting some updates till somewhere in October, and ASUS apparently went all silent on the tablet. Just dead silent – no OTA updates, no changelogs, no mentions of the product – it just disappeared.

Then on one fine day – specifically on May 2nd, I curiously went over to ASUS Malaysia’s site and into ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG product page. It’s still there – which indicates ASUS didn’t give up on this product at all. I randomly checked the support page for the ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG to see what’s available for download and to my surprise – there’s actually updates available for download. A few of from to be honest – they had a total of 3 updates since the last OTA back in October of 2015!

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I did a brief post on my Facebook, and I voiced out my disappointment, obviously.

Attention to all #ZenPad7.0 #Z370CG users – #ASUS has not abandoned the device just yet – there are updates for it, but…

Posted by Kok Kee on Monday, 2 May 2016

To be completely honest, I’m confused by ASUS for pushing out the update as an OTA for everyone. Then again, I don’t get most of what they’re doing with the ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG at all though. Let’s download this unnecessarily huge OTA update and manually update it.

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Remember, I check for updates on the same day, nothing showed up. I had to manually update to get it from V12.26.5.28 to V12.26.5.45. Frustrating!

I used it over a week after that and posted a short summary on the updated ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG. It’s kind of like a re-review of product after improvements and optimization was done on the product, which seals the deal on value for money over a period of time –  just as a benchmark of any product’s longevity.

Verdict on #ZenPad7 #Z370CG on its latest firmware update –
1. Performance is a lot better
2. Better reliability. No…

Posted by Kok Kee on Tuesday, 10 May 2016


I hope all users of the ZenPad 7.0 Z370CG would update their very own tablets to breathe new life and purpose to what would be a horrifying waste of money. Some issues are still there, albeit quite random at times. Overall I’m happy with the update, and ASUS – there are still more optimizations to be done.

There is still room for improvements. Also please, no more Intel SoFIA chips, or any Intel SoC for mobile devices in the future. Even Intel knows its bad and axed the entire project.

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