A tablet PC that can be converted to be a laptop or vice versa is no longer as unique one, many companies have released it such as Sony with their VAIO Duo 11 ultrabook or Dell with their Inspiron Duo and others. However, a smartphone than can be formed to be a tablet PC is only Asus that did it through PadFone. And here is the latest generation of Padfone, PadFone 2.
The Padfone 2 is featuring a big screen: a 4.7-inch HD Super IPS+ Corning Gorilla Glass display, a powerful camera: a 13MP AF rear camera, a powerful processor: a 1.5GHz Quad Core Cortex A15 processor, longer battery life: up to 16 hours 3D talk-time, and support LTE network. And both the PadFone 2 and its station come in thinner and sleeker design, the combination of smartphone and its station is only 649g mass. In shorts, the PadFone 2 performs more than better performance and design compared to its predecessor.
For giving you more mobile flexibility, this unique gadget has a big storage, up to 64GB and 50GB Asus Webstorage (Asus cloud service). More, it no need to sync data when smartphone attached into its dockable tablet, as the smartphone will do all the job from data to tasking in sharing the contents onto its 10.1-inch station. As always Padfone, with just a single data plan you can enjoy the pleasure of both smartphone and tablet PC.
In addition, the Padfone 2 sports Android 4.03 OS, a 2GB LPDDR2 RAM, WiFi, Bluetooth V4.0, AGPS, GLONASS, a 1.2MP front camera, 1080p video recording, a 3.5mm audio jack, and so on.
The release date and pricing
Based on the latest news, Asus PadFone 2 tablet smartphone will be released before the end of December 2012 in some European countries, and Asian countries, including Taiwan. Meanwhile for US, you should wait a little longer, it looks like this gadget will come at beginning of next year (not sure). There is no clear information about its price tag, but some site say the Padfone 2 is going to have $600 – $720, and $200 for the tablet station.