Asus Padfone is a unique gadget, which can be used as a smartphone, tablet or laptop. After being delayed as the limited supply of S4 Snapdragon processor, this gadget is now available in the United States via Negri Electronics.
The international version of Asus Padfone is available for USD $ 859.50. In the package, Asus includes Padfone Station, an accessory that converts the phone into a tablet. Inside the Padfone Station, there is a 6600 mAh battery which can recharge the cell phone. There is also an audio jack, mini USB port, and micro HDMI slot. To strengthen the signal, Padfone Station also has an antenna to capture GPS signal. Unfortunately, this price does not include the Tablet Dock that could change the Asus Padfone into a laptop with a physical QWERTY keyboard.
Running on Android 4.0, Asus Padfone has good specifications. It has a 4.3-inch display with 256 ppi pixel density. The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1.5 GHz processor with Adreno 225 GPU and supported with 1 GB of RAM. On the rear, there’s an 8MP camera with LED flash and apertures size of f/2.2. There is also a VGA front-facing camera for video calling. For data storage, Asus provides 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded via microSD card slot.