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Asus Fonepad

Specifications

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
Price: euro
Average Score: 77.75% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 8 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

92% Asus Fonepad (16 GB)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 3/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 92%
89% Asus Fonepad (16 GB)
Source: SFT - Heft 10/2013 German
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: Tablet.bg 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

Comment

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":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.34 kg:

This weight is somewhat high for a smartphone. Smartphones with a big screen and small tablets weigh as much, usually.


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


77.75%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

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SGX540, OMAP 4460

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-05-23 (Update: 2013-05-23)