Asus Fonepad


Asus FonepadNotebook: Asus Fonepad (Fonepad Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2420
Graphics Adapter: PowerVR SGX540
Display: 7.0 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.34kg
Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Fonepad

Asus Fonepad
Source: ITNews Australia English
For a small business looking for well priced Android device with 3G and a good, large screen while sacrificing some portability, the Fonepad isn't a bad choice. At the same time however, a Wi-Fi only tablet, 7 or 10", and a smaller mobile phone running a hot spot to share 3G or 4G is probably a more elegant choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2013
ASUS Fonepad: 7 inch Intel tablet with voice
Source: Inside HW English
What will be our final decision for Fonepad is hard to say. Beside typical tablet usage it focuses on voice calls, which we found awkward when we tried to use it as a typical phone leaning it on ear. Poor voice quality doesn’t help the case, so our recommendation is the use of a Bluetooth headset. In the future, we would also like to see an accessory which will act as a dumb phone (form vise also) and via Bluetooth connect to Fonepad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/15/2013

Foreign Reviews

89% Asus Fonepad (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 89%
Günstiges Tablet mit Telefonfunktionen
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: low price; tablet featuring phone functions
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2014
60% Asus Fonepad
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus FonePad
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/26/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
Ревю на ASUS FonePad – малък таблет или голям смартфон?
Source: BU→EN
Positive: Beautiful and rugged; IPS screen; battery life; attractive price. Negative: Large size; Missing rear camera; relatively weak SoC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/08/2013


PowerVR SGX540:

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.

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2420: » 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.

0.34 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.

Asus reviews

73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Notebooks with the same GPU

» Asus Fonepad ME371MG
Atom Z2420, 7", 0.34 kg
» Motorola RAZR i
Atom Z2480, 4.3", 0.126 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1")
OMAP 4430, 10.1", 0.585 kg
» Amazon Kindle Fire 7"
OMAP 4430, 7", 0.413 kg
» Toshiba AT200
OMAP 4430, 10.1", 0.535 kg

Laptops with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Gigabyte Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000 3G 59-374506
PowerVR SGX544, MT8389
» Asus Fonepad ME175CG
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2420
» Advent Vega Tegra Note 7
GeForce Tegra 4, Tegra 4
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Lite
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986
» Acer Iconia B1-720
unknown, unknown
» Dell Venue 7
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Acer Iconia B1-710-L401
unknown, MTK 8317T
» Asus Fonepad ME372CG
PowerVR SGX544, Atom Z2560
» Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7 inch
Adreno 330, MSM8974
» Lenovo IdeaTab A3000-H
PowerVR SGX544, MT8389
» Lenovo IdeaTab A1000
PowerVR SGX531, MTK 8317T
» Asus Memo Pad HD 7
PowerVR SGX544, MT8125
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 inch
Vivante GC1000+ Dual-Core, PXA986
» Asus Memo Pad ME172V
Mali-400 MP, WM8950
» HP Slate 7
Mali-400 MP4, RK3066
» Lenovo IdeaTab A2107
unknown, unknown
» Acer Iconia Tab A110
GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), Tegra 3
» Google Nexus 7
GeForce ULP (Tegra 3), Tegra 3
» Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0")
unknown, unknown
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-23 (Update: 2013-05-23)