Excerpt: In an ever changing environment, hybrid devices have been appearing in all sorts of shapes and sizes. When companies tried to combine the tablet and phone, we’ve seen phones that try to mimic a tablet and tablets that come with phone functionality.
Summary: As a concept the PadFone works well. It tries to bring the best of three worlds in one device, but at what cost? Rs. 65,000 is a little expensive. We like the idea of using the pen as the phonem but there is no place in the tablet or the keyboard dock to house it, giving it a lifespan of two days.
Excerpt: Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Is it a laptop? Well, it's a three-in-one. Yes, today we live in a world where one smart device doesn't suffice our needs. We need a smartphone for certain tasks, we need a tablet for other things and nothing beats the utility of a physical keyboard for typing.
Summary: Mixed double. An Android smartphone and tablet in one - will that work? Asus is the first manufacturer to release a combined solution, dubbed PadFone, which is to kill both birds with one stone on the market.
Pros: High total weight, Screen stutters occasionally, Poor viewing angle stability, Average screen conditions in outdoor use, The PadFone's good-looking and pleasant-to-the-touch exterior.
Cons: High total weight, Screen stutters occasionally, Poor viewing angle stability, Average screen conditions in outdoor use, A second PSU so that both devices can be recharged separately and at the same time.
Excerpt: While you were busy BBQ’n with friends and family yesterday, Asus decided to tease the world with the Padfone . Hard facts really aren’t available at this point, but as the picture and videos below illustrate, the main draw of the padfone is its unique tablet shell.
Conclusion: The Asus PadFone is the first attempt to bring to life an exciting idea. The idea of having just one device powering your computing needs. And we love that notion. Despite what Asus achieved with the PadFone, this attempt alone is worth applause - it creates a category of its own.
Pros: Brings a brave idea to reality, Zen design on PadFone looks and feels top notch, Solid performance on both phone and station, snappy switching between the two
Cons: Tablet is way too bulky, Overpriced, Pen stylus might not be such a good idea
Excerpt: Until I held it my hands, I almost didn't believe it was a real product. The Asus PadFone has been shown a number of different times over the last 12 months , and though it's finally available in Taiwan after a big reveal at Mobile World Congress, the bizarre transforming device remains a bit of a...
Pros: Fantastic modular design concept, Great performance in phone mode, Lots of useful accessories, Incredible battery life
Cons: Tablet performance is lacking, Unremarkable displays, Ecosystem quickly gets heavy and cumbersome