Asus Padfone Hands-on Review
0. phoneArena 27 Feb 2012, 12:35 posted on
The concept is very interesting and unique – a phone that can be docked into a larger tablet like frame. The dock only acts as a larger screen and battery life extender. All the computing and connectivity comes from the phone. The configuration has is up and down sides. On the plus site – having ...
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2. Commentator (Posts: 3572; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
The bluetooth pen pretty much seals the deal for me. This thing better come to America. I'd even consider dropping my beloved Sprint if it goes to some other carrier.
4. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i know. i have been putting off buying a tablet for so long. the only feature i really need is an expanded screen for my phone. asus raises the bar with a battery in the expanded screen, a keyboard, and the stylus/bluetooth headset is amazing! i want an unlocked padfone as soon as it hits my pricerange.
19. IneffableCause (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
This on Sprint would be a must buy for me. Verizon or AT&T I would still consider heavily, but I'd love unlimited data.
10. Commentator (Posts: 3572; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Fortunately, with Sprint's track record of picking up unconventional devices of late (Kyocera Echo, EVO 3D, and EVO View), I'd count on Sprint to offer this over any other US carrier.
20. IneffableCause (Posts: 3; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
I'm hoping your right, and I'm hoping they announce it soon. This could really set them ahead in tablets.
5. jhattara (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
About the weight. Padfone with the station has 8100 mAh worth of battery (1500+6600) while iPad 2 has 7200 mAh and Galaxy Tab 7000 mAh. Part of the weight difference is explained by the bigger battery. Part is the additional casing and second screen on the phone. Padfone with the padstation doesn't sound that much overweight when you consider e.g. these two factors.
6. _idan_ (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
Gigabyte - pronounced with two hard G's!
Late trend of miss-pronouncing it with sound J is just ghastly (yeah like that one, not like Jenga).
It ranks right up there with Iraq and nuclear - G.W. Bush as one of the most anoying things i hear on the media.
Are we to contribute this one to 'American'??? The guy clearly has eastern Europe accent and we know our GIGA, so what gives?
7. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
i loled hard when i heard 1.5 jiggahertz and one jig of ram.
english obviously isnt that guys first language.
8. _idan_ (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
As this guy obviously has an accent i still cant contribute this to his background as i clearly hear this in mainstream media more and more. Several reviews and even on television (G4Tech-I'm looking at you).
13. robinrisk (unregistered)
George. "Ge" = "J" Sound
Ghetto. "Ghe" = hard G sound, as in God.
With E and I, the G should sound as a J, like in George or Gin.
11. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1450; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Folks this would be a dynamite device with a windows 8 smartphone or even windows phone 7.5 mango smartphone both of these smart phones have Microsoft office functions so you could do serious work with this hook up
14. padmebaby (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
Here's how I would visualize using this game-changing innovation. I would carry the tablet (Station) around in a sleeve or folio or my briefcase, with the phone inserted in it (keeping the battery charged up). When a call comes in, I would answer it on the stylus (smallest phone device going? I was a fan of Maxwell Smart in childhood), which is traveling in my shirt pocket. When I need to place a call, I'll probably pull out the Station, tap Contacts, and place the call. I'll also use the station for navigation as it sits on the passenger seat, and take handwritten notes at appointments (I prefer handwriting to typing notes) and share them back to my home/office computer thru Evernote. I'll take the phone along by itself when I don't forsee needing the tablet. I can't imagine a more comprehensive set of communication tools, at least until the cranial implant comes along. This is just to give you why-why-why detractors some ideas, since you can't seem to think of them yourselves. NOW COME ON SPRINT, SEIZE THE PADFONE REVOLUTION!
15. georgiejr (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
Great idea. My question is, what would be the chipset for the Pad fone tablet...from what I understand, that the tablet will be powered by the dual core phone. However, there was one recent article that I saw - can't find it now, that said that the padfone tablet had the NVIDIA tegra 3, while the phone is still a dual core..
Kindly enlighten..and thank you
16. jhattara (Posts: 37; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Only real processing power will be in the phone. Tegra 3 was just a rumor. But in any case Snapdragon S4 should be (according to published benchmarks) more powerful SoC than Tegra 3.
17. georgiejr (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Feb 2012)
however, I wish the padfone was LTE
21. zeMOo (Posts: 12; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)
How to use multi-touchtouch pad on dock station ??