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Asus PadFone gets 14.1 hours of battery life in 3G laptop mode

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Asus PadFone gets 14.1 hours of battery life in 3G laptop mode
When the guys at Engadget viewed a YouTube video on the Asus channel, they saw a video that claimed that the battery on the Asus PadFone could last for 102 hours in laptop mode. That obviously sounded quite amazing, so the guys at the site decided to check that out with the manufacturer and discovered that the 102 hours claim related to 2G talk time.

Asus PadFone

Asus PadFone

It seems that in laptop mode, the battery lasted for 14.1 hours browsing non-stop running on 3G. While not exactly 102 hours, it still represents a decent showing. The figures are from Asus' own in-house testing which also revealed battery life of 2.6 hours using Wi-Fi in phone mode, 10.7 hours in tablet mode and 17 hours in laptop mode. Running on 3G, the battery lasted 2.1 hours in phone mode, 8.9 hours in tablet mode and the already mentioned 14.1 hours in laptop mode. The PadFone Station (tablet) and the PadFone Station Dock (keyboard) do jack up the battery by a factor of 5 and 9 respectively. After all, the phone has a 1520mAh battery and the Asus PadFone needs to get the energy level pumped up when the device is used as a tablet or laptop.

By the way, the promotional video that mentioned the 102 hour battery life has been pulled from YouTube.

source: ChineseEngadget(translated) via Engadget

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posted on 11 May 2012, 20:08

1. phil2n (Posts: 476; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


laptop?

posted on 11 May 2012, 20:10 1

2. andrew1953 (Posts: 176; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)


Hey Liam look at the Asus PadFone on Facebook

posted on 11 May 2012, 20:29

3. mercorp (Posts: 985; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


LIAR.

posted on 11 May 2012, 22:41 3

4. iluvtrolling (banned) (Posts: 15; Member since: 11 May 2012)


Hey look, it packs Android. Ready to invest on an anti virus?

posted on 12 May 2012, 03:43 4

5. BattleBrat (Posts: 1175; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I don't care what anyone says, I'm getting it. I bought the RAZR for the lapdock, and would love to see what ASUS can do with a phone/tablet/laptop.

posted on 12 May 2012, 06:33 1

6. ivanprskalo (Posts: 117; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)


Me too.

posted on 12 May 2012, 13:41 1

7. Matt34Bears (Posts: 14; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


When I first read it, I was enraged that the phone only had 2.6 hours battery life, but then I remembered that that's with ninstop browsing.
I hope that the PadFone comes out on AT&T. The specs said that it had HSPA+ connectivity, so that means AT&T or T-Mobile.

posted on 10 Jun 2012, 22:39

8. KennyWRX (unregistered)


The big question is: will ATT require the tethering plan to use any of the docks? You know, like they did with the Atrix.

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