The long awaited Asus Padfone has just started to talk pre-orders on Taiwan. It’s one of the most innovative product that have been announced last year. What Asus did was taking its own transformer prime and made it into three transformation: phone, tablet, and netbook.
The price for the phone alone is priced at NT$ 17,990(RM1867) . While the bundle package of the phone,tablet dock, and a 2-in-1 bluetooth earpiece/stylus will set you back to NT$ 24,980 (RM 2595), which is RM100 more than the price of an iphone 4s 32GB(RM 2499). I think it’s quite a bargain as you get a phone AND a tablet with that price. If you opting for the keyboard dock as well, expect to pay another NT$ 3291 (RM341), making a hefty total of RM 2936. That might seem like a very high price for most consumers because it is as the same price as some Ultrabooks in the market right now.
The phone itself is quite a looker, it features Asus own design mythology called “Zen”. It has a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED display, Dual-core Snapdragon S4, 8 megapixel with f2.2 camera and it runs on Android Ice-cream Sandwich! For the tablet, it’s actually a display dock for the Padfone. All the processes is executed with the phone’s hardware. When slotted into the display dock, it will instantly output the current phone homepage into a tablet view. You don’t need to restart your phone in order to use Android 4.0 tablet version.
You can use the 2-in-1 stylus/ bluetooth earpiece to take notes, draw, and even use it to make calls. It’s a clever design so you don’t need to hold your tablet near to your face or unplugged the phone to get the calls.
With the keyboard, your tablet will transform into a netbook, allowing you to type easily on your lap.The keyboard dock also gives you USB port,HDMI port and SD slot. Not just that, each of the docks has built-in battery, which means you can get 5 times more battery with the tablet dock, and combine it with the keyboard dock you can get a total 9 times of battery life compare to the phone battery itself. That is a lot of handy battery life! That might just end your dilemma of opting to play your favourite game or save the battery for emergency!
The Padfone is kind of a good deal if you looked at the features and the freedom of cool transformation the docks allow you to have. Each of the transformation, it opens up a new possibility for you to experience a totally different device, a phone, a tablet , a drawing pad AND/OR a netbook? Life has got to be good if you’re spoilt with so many choices~
Take a look of the video that what Padfone can be in your life.