ASUS Padfone now available in the States via Negri Electronics for $859.50

ASUS Padfone now available in the States via Negri Electronics for $859.50
ASUS has offered its Transformer tablets that can change from a tablet to a docked laptop-type device. Now its most ambitious transforming device is available in the U.S. as Negri Electronics is making available the international version of the ASUS Padfone for $859.50. The deal also includes the Padfone Station, the accessory that turns the phone into a tablet. The Padfone was originally expected to launch last month, but ASUS Indonesia told the world that a shortage of the Qualcomm S4 processor was holding back the release of the device. 

Insert the Padfone into the Station dock to turn it into a tablet

Insert the Padfone into the Station dock to turn it into a tablet

The ASUS Padfone has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display with qHD resolution and a pixel density of  256ppi. We know that the dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm snapdragon S4 CPU is under the hood with the Adreno 225 GPU running the graphics side of things. 1GB of RAM is onboard. On back you will find an 8MP camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture with videocam functionality. In front, the unit has a VGA front-facing shooter. There is 16GB of storage that can be expanded using the microSD slot. Android 4.0 is installed out of the box.

The Asus Padfone also comes with the Padfone Station. This tablet shell allows you to slip your phone into the dock and turn the Station into an Android 4.0 tablet. The Station comes with a 6,600mAh battery that also charges your phone at the same time it powers the Station. There is also a 3.5mm headset jack, mini USB port and a micro HDMI slot. And in case you are worried about using the phone's antenna to grab signals for your tablet, the Station has antennas for phone calls and for GPS. What the $859.50 doesn't buy is the Tablet Dock which adds a physical QWERTY keyboard to your Padfone Station, transforming it from a tablet to a laptop type device.

If you're the type that needs a smartphone, tablet and laptop, the ASUS Padfone offers you all three, driven by just one smartphone. If you're interested in ordering the device, click on the sourcelink. It seems like a great deal. After all, if you bought a Android 4.0 smartphone, tablet and a laptop, wouldn't you pay well over $859.50 for all three?

source: NegriElectronics via Phandroid

The ASUS Padfone can be purchased now from Negri Electronics

The ASUS Padfone can be purchased now from Negri Electronics


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PadFone
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1520 mAh(8.50h 3G talk time)

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20 Comments

1. phonepro

Posts: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 2012

kinda expensive but it'll be worth it

2. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Wow this is a brilliant setup/system that should be very successful. All in one phone/tablet/laptop with great battery life. Keen to know if in car navigation has voice guidance?

3. andrew1953

Posts: 176; Member since: Nov 13, 2011

Wow this is a brilliant setup/system that should be very successful. All in one phone/tablet/laptop with great battery life. Keen to know if in car navigation has voice guidance? Can Negri Electronics ship it to Australia? What are the specifications for the International version?

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Not all that bad? (Price) but I'm going too wait for the tablet and laptop hybrid.... from ASUS..;-)

5. thelegend6657 unregistered

Still cheaper than buying a top end smartphone and tablet

6. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I wish a US carrier would bring this with LTE I'd buy it hell

7. Lwazi_N

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

I wouldn't say "Expensive" as the phone alone would cost $500-700 at the least now add the tab- to expect an overall price of. $1000. So this package, at $850 is really nothing because some phones you purchase at that price and you only get a damn charger, disc, earpiece only. Now imagine what you get with the PadFone- a lot!

8. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

ASUS...mmm thumbs down, next

9. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Not even useful with Android lol. a laggy + redundant device

14. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

Lol you really must not have a life or be just a sad guy if you have the time to troll on every Single android article

10. A.aoudi

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

That is expensive but considering the fact that you buy a phone and a tablet this is not a bad buy but i doubt that it will be found in many markets.

11. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Where's the Infinity? ;_;

12. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

i have a tablet and a phone. but there are plenty of times i am using my phone for one thing and tab for others at same time

15. kanonk

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 21, 2011

You're doing it wrong.

16. rob5150

Posts: 183; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

how am i doing it wrong? if im watching a movie on netflix or a show on hulu. or youtube. when you back out of app to do text or a phone call comes in your show stops. i think that it is a novel idea, and has its uses.

17. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The PadFone nullifies the incoming call problem a bit because you can answer using the nifty bluetooth stylus. I'm in the same boat as you though, sometimes I'll be watching a movie on my laptop, browsing the internet on my tablet, and texting on my phone at the same time. It's nice to have the variety.

13. sportsinger75

Posts: 71; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Question is, does it work with AT&T 3G or not?

18. bdevnsh

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

can it run external hard disk too with usb port?

19. jhattara

Posts: 37; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

20. bdevnsh

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

thank you for the link

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