Is Padfone a Breakthrough in Convergence Technology?

Technology users have been witnessing a lot of advanced gadgets and convergence that made it possible to merge phone and tablet. Additionally now we see gadgets such as Padfone that incorporates a Smartphone in a tablet to enable the functionality of both gadgets in one. Asus too has come out with its own gadget called, Asus Padfone Infinity. The Infinity was introduced at MWC 2013. Let us find out about this latest dual-purpose gadget by Asus.

About Padfone Infinity

Think about a Tablet that has a slot to accommodate a Smartphone. Asus has introduced this concept to enable merging of two technologies into one gadget and also use it individually when required. This Padfone is capable of 4G LTE connectivity, powered with Android OS 4.2 along with an impressive full HD display.

You will be surprised by the new feature introduced by Asus that enables in good screen display. An IPS technology enabled 5-inch display screen that has 441ppi for displaying brilliant picture and crisp content quality. This does seems to be better than the retina display by Apple. Comparatively with just 326ppi, you can easily understand which one is better when it comes to display quality.

The hardware of Infinity is sturdy; the slider function for fitting in the phone with the tab is smooth. The rubber like finish enables in securing the phone within the unit easily and holds it snug. The software too is highly responsive sensing the switch. You will not find any lag in performance when switching from big screen to Smartphone docking and un-docking is smooth transition.

The new device is clocked at 1.7GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 CPU and has support for 3G connectivity along with the LTE. The quad-core chip gives the best performance without any lag. You will be easily able to extract 19 hours of battery juice with 3G connectivity and talk time.

The Padfone Unit

The Padfone is a unit that has a slot for accommodating Asus Smartphone to convert it into a Station 10.1-inch tablet. The resolution of the tablet is 1,920 x 1,200 and 1080p Full HD content streaming. This unit also comes handy as a battery pack that will give you as much as three times the battery power. Additionally the 1MP camera mounted on the top of the tablet enables in video calls and self-shots. The unit also has a USB port for connectivity.

The whole unit is aluminum finish unibody that accommodates the entire structure in one. Other things include 64 GB flash memory, 2GB RAM and NFC technology for data exchange. Additionally, the tablet is capable of functioning as a Smartphone that contains a dialer for making calls. You will also be able to capture 8 still shots per second that is made possible with the burst mode.

Asus has also included the Echo; this is similar to the Siri technology used by Apple. However, it is a bit different with various features accommodated by Asus such as the camera app that snaps your picture the moment you say Cheese.

Conclusion

The Asus Padfone Infinity is an attractive portable gadget. It is useful for those who are on the go and do not want to carry extra baggage. Additionally, the advantage of having a big screen to use as a tab/ phone is what will fascinate many to purchase it.

The device is attractive at the first glance itself and you will like the sleek design, the metal finish body and rubber like casing. The pricing of this dual purpose gadget is $1325. This