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Earlier this year we discussed the Asus Chromebook and how it was possibly bringing the old PC back and today we’ve got more Asus news. Asus has launched the Asus PadFone X Mini, which is both a smartphone and a tablet, but it’s not a phablet.
How’s that, you may be thinking? Well, it’s a smartphone that slides into a docking station with a screen and becomes a tablet. That’s quite an innovative idea, isn’t it? Let’s take a look at the new Asus PadFone X Mini!
Asus PadFone X Mini
Asus and AT&T have announced that the Asus PadFone X Mini is going to be available in the U.S. starting with October 24 for the price of $199.99 with no contract on the GoPhone prepaid plans of AT&T. The Asus PadFone X Mini is an entry-level smartphone that comes with a docking station that transforms it into a tablet. The docking station has a display that allows this transformation to happen.
The Asus PadFone X Mini is not too shabby when it comes to technical specifications: it features 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, a dual-core 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and a 4.5-inch display that has a resolution of 853×480 pixels. Granted, this is not the best smartphone on the market, nor does it want to be. The Asus PadFone is happy to be average in the tech specs domain, just because it’s not average at all as a device.
Its docking station that makes the Asus PadFone X Mini a cool tablet, features a 7’’ display that has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels with its own 2,200mAh battery. For the first time, a docking station improves the tech specs of a device.
The Asus PadFone X Mini also has a 5MP back camera and a 2MP front-facing camera with its own 2,060mAh battery.
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