ASUS transforms its PadFone to a 7-inch format

ASUS transforms its PadFone to a 7-inch format

It is no secret I am totally in love with the concept of Asus' PadFone. From the first rendition to the current PadFone Infinity, I am a bit surprised and disappointed at the lack of users who've adapted the phone.

I personally think that the main problem is the price, because you are indirectly paying for two devices that are combined to form one.

The latest Asus PadFone Inifinity is a little more than $1,000 (S$1258) and it's really hard to pay that price when a Nexus 5 is about $600, and there are many premium devices under $700 and great budget devices under $500.

So to splash $1,000 on one (or two) devices via the PadFone, you either have to have no tablet with a definite need to update your phone, or have some extra cash lying around.

Asus is looking to rectify this with its latest launch, the Asus PadFone Mini, a 7-inch tablet body, with a 4.3-inch "brain", which is listed at NT$11,990 (S$641).

A pretty shocking price, considering you are getting two devices, but one must ask what kind of compromises you would be making in terms of specifications.

Screens

So the 7-inch tablet only has a 1280x800 resolution display, which will be far less than the full HD screens we are spoiled with these days, and the 4.3-inch smartphone only comes at a HD 960x540 resolution.

The tablet does come with the attractive Super IPS display which gives great viewing angles and works well under direct sunlight.

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