Now that we've spent some hands-on time with the Asus Padfone
phone/tablet/netbook/notepad concept in its actual reincarnation, we were wondering how do you feel about it from a user's perspective.
The Padfone coming in April is a thin and powerful Android handset with a 4.3" Super AMOLED display, frame-crunching 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chipset, 8MP BSI camera and a great sense of humor.
It uses some contortionist skills to slide and latch quickly into a 10.1" screen shell, becoming a tablet, which gets slammed into a keyboard dock with built-in additional battery to become a touchscreen netbook, all the while you can use a stylus for doodling like on a notepad, or receive calls with. The ultimate modern-day Matroska doll indeed.
This whole schizophrenic getup is of a very sturdy build quality and a looker to boot, but how practical
is it? We have given suitable and unsuitable usage scenarios that came to our mind while fondling the Padfone at MWC
, but now we want to hear your opinion.
So what do you think - is the Asus Padfone the best thing after homemade jam or a multiple personalities disorder waiting to happen?
Checkmark one in the poll and opine in the comments below.
- Asus Padfone - a versatile platform or just good engineering exercise?
Love it, this 4-in-1 concept is very practical, plus it looks like something from The Jetsons!
Nice one, but it depends on pricing, I need to pay less than for separate devices
Nah, it's cumbersome, I already own a smartphone/tablet/netbook
Thanks, but I have enough crazies at home