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Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG

Specifications

Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CGNotebook: Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG (Fonepad Series)
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX544
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1024x600 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.29kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 70%, features: - %, display: 55% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG

60% Asus Fonepad 7 Review: Affordable and Capable
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
There are other options in the form of Flipkart's own Digiflip Pro ET701, which has a similar set of specs and is priced much lower than the Fonepad 7. It is missing the voice-calling capability though. The Digiflip Pro XT801 on the other hand has much better specifications but once again doesn't have voice calling features. At this price, the Fonepad 7 hits the sweet spot by offering voice-calling. Just make sure you always carry a cloth to wipe fingerprints with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 90% performance: 70% display: 50% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Recenzja tabletu Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG. Zaskakująco dobry, ale… ze słabym ekranem
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2014
Rating: performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%

Comment

Model:

The new stylish Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG is the third in the Fonepad series of phone tablets (better known as phablets). This 7 inch phablet stands out from its predecessors, namely the Fonepad 7 ME371MG and ME372CG, with its affordability and design. With a width of 11 cm, the newest model fits comfortably in the hand. Additionally, it is the lightest among the three of them with only 290 g.

In order to make the Fonepad 7 FE170CG available to those on a budget, Asus has scaled down many of the features found in the previous releases. For example, the front facing camera is only 0.3 megapixels, as opposed to the 1.2 megapixels featured on the previous two Fonepad 7 releases. Its rear camera is only 2.0 megapixels, the lowest among all the Fonepad 7s. The other attributes of this phablet are pretty standard: a 1024 x 600 display, an Intel Atom Z2520 (1.2 GHz) processor, a dual core 1.2 GHz CPU and 1 GB RAM.

The one encouraging thing about the Asus Fonepad 7 FE170CG is its expandable memory, with a microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB. It uses the special ASUS developed ZEN UI skin on an Android Jellybean 4.3 OS, which is clean, neat and simple to organize. This would be the ideal gadget for anyone on a tight budget with low performance demands.

PowerVR SGX544: OpenGL ES 2.0 compatible with 4 pixel and 2 vertex shaders

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


unknown: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


7.0": This is one of the smallest formats, which is used for UMPC, Netbooks or Subotebooks. There hardly exist any models with this display format. Working for a long time is uncomfortable. This tiny display is intended for outdoor usage.
The advantage is, that the mini-notebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the tiny display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is very exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions can hardly be used. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.29 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Asus FonePad 7 ME372CL
SGX544, Atom Z2560

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08-10 (Update: 2014-08-10)