While Computex 2012 is still two weeks away, we’re definitely looking forward to get a hold of the Asus Padfone that was showcased from last year’s event. It’s already being sold in Taiwan and might soon hit store shelves in the Philippines as well.
The Padfone took its inspiration in the Asus Transformer line (we bought each of those two models and liked them a lot) and pushed the design further to incorporate a smartphone as the core device that powers the tablet.
SO what you get for the whole package is the 4.3-inch Super AMOLED smartphone, a 10.1-inch shell tablet, a full-qwerty keyboard dock and a stylus headset.
Asus Padfone specs:
4.3â€³ Super AMOLED display @ 540Ã—960 pixels
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 8260A dual-core 1.5GHz
Adreno 225 GPU
16GB, 32GB and 64GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP autofocus camera, LED flash, f/2.2
GPS w/ aGPS support
1520mAh Li-Ion battery
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
128 x 65.4 x 9.2mm
10.1-inches, WXGA 1280×800, TFT with capacitive multi-touch panel
Corning Gorilla Glass with HCLR Film
273 x 176.9 x 13.55 mm (WxDxH)
24.4 Whr/6600 mAh Lithium
Estimated retail price of the Asus Padfone will depend which components you get but for starters, the Padfone and tablet will set you back around Php35k while the whole set which includes the keyboard dock and the stylus headset can go for as much as Php40k. Of course you can still buy them separately. These are Taiwan street prices though so the Philippine price could either be lower or higher than that.
We’ll just have to wait and see once it hits the Philippines by 3rd quarter of this year.