Asus Padfone price revealed. Are you sitting down?

Asus Padfone price revealed. Are you sitting down?Ok, ok, I might’ve been sensationalising a little bit in the headline there, as the Asus Padfone price hasn’t been revealed as such, merely estimated. Incidentally, sensationalising is quite possibly the biggest word I’ve ever used. Check me out.

Where was I? Ahh yes, the Asus Padfone price has been estimated at a whopping – wait for it – £700 (with 2p change).

The £699.98 estimate comes via online retailer Flagshipfones, however it notes: “Official Release Date and Pricing To Be Confirmed. Thank you”. No, thank you.

As the site admits, it’s really just an estimate at the moment, based on, well, nothing. It’s not like there’s a whole bunch of rival smartphone-tablet-netbook hybrid thingies to compare it to.

Asus hasn’t said anything officially, however there were whispers at Mobile World Congress that it might sit below the £500 mark. Now that’s more like it.

In case you’ve been asleep for the past couple of weeks, the Asus Padfone is comprised of a 4.3in dual-core smartphone and a 10.1in tablet shell thingy that effectively magnifies the display.

There’s also a keyboard dock, and the Asus Padfone’s stylus doubles as a Bluetooth headset for answering calls. As Peter Andre would say: insania.

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Stelph  Mar. 11, 2012 at 18:16

At £700 this would be a massive fail unfortunately! Still will be interesting to see how this is implemented

Pondlife  Mar. 11, 2012 at 18:17

Good luck with that Asus.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 18:20

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

utah73  Mar. 11, 2012 at 18:24

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

i think that tab has its own batteries that can charge/power the phone while inside

Pondlife  Mar. 11, 2012 at 18:51

Yeah wouldn't buy the Note either though.
Or if the phone gets stolen the tab could be useless too?

Pondlife  Mar. 11, 2012 at 19:04

In fairness to Asus you can get a Blackberry Playbook 16gb for £444 on that site....

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 11, 2012 at 19:36

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

i think that tab has its own batteries that can charge/power the phone while inside


ahem...yeah, but the tab is just a screen and battery. Without the phone it has not brains.

barrybarryk  Mar. 11, 2012 at 20:33

It's not as if it's an official price or anything, it's just one sites estimate. It may as well be me saying it's going to cost £1200!

Pondlife  Mar. 11, 2012 at 21:13

Think they confused the phone dying with the phones battery dying.

Treab  Mar. 11, 2012 at 22:09

Now if this was 300 maybe... a dual core phone = 200ish these days...

a 10" pad with no real innerds possibly 100?

400 for both max.... otherwise this will end up in the bargain bin..

Jim988  Mar. 11, 2012 at 22:17

Don't be fooled by "dual core" treab.
The snapdragon s4 is arguably the most powerful CPU on the market, beating the tegra and destroying previous gen snapdragon phones such xperia s etc

Asus is normally fair with price so I highly doubt that ridiculos price will be real.

Treab  Mar. 11, 2012 at 22:20

Don't be fooled by "dual core" treab.
The snapdragon s4 is arguably the most powerful CPU on the market, beating the tegra and destroying previous gen snapdragon phones such xperia s etc

Asus is normally fair with price so I highly doubt that ridiculos price will be real.


ahh yes but dont forget alot of people wont understand the difference bro... ask people about 'sandybridge' and they will wonder if you have lost it or if you are obsessed with sandcastles ;)

Triage  Mar. 13, 2012 at 10:36

Well, I wouldn't be surprised if it costs 700 quid ($1600 in my country, Singapore) in Singapore. Here, all the tablets are insanely priced. For instance, a wifi-only Galaxy Tab 10.1 costs at least $1000 (About 500 quid equivalent) without contract subsidy, which is insane considering it costs only 400 quid in UK. No surprises for the 3g version though. As a comparison, a galaxy note here costs $998 (About 500 quid), and a Chrysler 300c costs a whopping $120000 after taxes (About 60000 quid). About $70000 goes to the COE (A tax to let one 'own' a car). Prices these days...

Pondlife  Mar. 13, 2012 at 12:17

Wow, thought tech was cheaper there.

Skewz  Mar. 14, 2012 at 04:35

you sir, are correct.
The Tablet charges the phone when docked, which is a big win.

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

i think that tab has its own batteries that can charge/power the phone while inside

Skewz  Mar. 14, 2012 at 04:49

Dude, did you even read about the S4 SoC this thing has? quad core doesn't automatically mean win.
http://androidcommunity.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-s4-krait-benchmarks-round-1-20120229/
read that, the S4 Krait SoC is 28nm full o WIN SON.

check out anandtech too.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5559/qualcomm-snapdragon-s4-krait-performance-preview-msm8960-adreno-225-benchmarks/5
Its a pretty advanced SoC, pretty high end phone.

\ Now if this was 300 maybe... a dual core phone = 200ish these days...

a 10" pad with no real innerds possibly 100?

400 for both max.... otherwise this will end up in the bargain bin..

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 14, 2012 at 08:54

you sir, are correct.
The Tablet charges the phone when docked, which is a big win.

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

i think that tab has its own batteries that can charge/power the phone while inside


Ahem, you are both wrong, because the battery wasn't my point AT ALL! The pad is just a shell. It's a life-less thing without the phone. If you lose/misplace/break the phone, the pad is nothing but a sandwich platter. Charged or uncharged.

Treab  Mar. 14, 2012 at 15:38

Dude, did you even read about the S4 SoC this thing has? quad core doesn't automatically mean win.
http://androidcommunity.com/qualcomm-snapdragon-s4-krait-benchmarks-round-1-20120229/
read that, the S4 Krait SoC is 28nm full o WIN SON.

check out anandtech too.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5559/qualcomm-snapdragon-s4-krait-performance-preview-msm8960-adreno-225-benchmarks/5
Its a pretty advanced SoC, pretty high end phone.

\ Now if this was 300 maybe... a dual core phone = 200ish these days...

a 10" pad with no real innerds possibly 100?

400 for both max.... otherwise this will end up in the bargain bin..


and? doesn't change the fact that non-nerds won't understand what the difference is...

to most people dual core = dual core 1.4ghz = 1.4ghz

you say to someone here have a quad core phone for the same price as this dual core phone most will pick the quad core as it sounds 'better' even if it isn't.

Jim988  Mar. 14, 2012 at 16:11

Going by your logic treab theres no point in ever increasing specs on a phone..

Treab  Mar. 14, 2012 at 16:34

Going by your logic treab theres no point in ever increasing specs on a phone..

by jove i think hes starting to get it...

look at apple. what do they announce?

8mp camera

shots taken in 1.2 seconds

It has an A5 chip. 7X faster graphics. Dual core. Better for gaming.

they dont go into detail as people don't care or understand... however they do understand something being 3x better or 7x better..

talk to a non-nerdy friend... say to them my new pc has a new sandybridge 3.2ghz i5 processor... and they will go i have an i5 too... but they wont understand its the old version which isn't as effective... but if you say my new processor is 4x faster than the old one they will start to understand.

Skewz  Mar. 15, 2012 at 00:02

Well, I guess ASUS could also say 3x faster CPU takes photos in 1.x seconds if they want.

Also, its up to sales staff that know their product to inform customers, as well as the manufacturer to make decent adverts explaining their product in a way "non nerds" can understand, which I'm sure they will.

Going by your logic treab theres no point in ever increasing specs on a phone..

by jove i think hes starting to get it...

look at apple. what do they announce?

8mp camera

shots taken in 1.2 seconds

It has an A5 chip. 7X faster graphics. Dual core. Better for gaming.

they dont go into detail as people don't care or understand... however they do understand something being 3x better or 7x better..

talk to a non-nerdy friend... say to them my new pc has a new sandybridge 3.2ghz i5 processor... and they will go i have an i5 too... but they wont understand its the old version which isn't as effective... but if you say my new processor is 4x faster than the old one they will start to understand.

Skewz  Mar. 15, 2012 at 00:06

Look at it like this, the "Pad" is just an accessory for your phone. Like any accessory, its useless without the main component.

Your phone is both a phone and a tablet.

you sir, are correct.
The Tablet charges the phone when docked, which is a big win.

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

i think that tab has its own batteries that can charge/power the phone while inside


Ahem, you are both wrong, because the battery wasn't my point AT ALL! The pad is just a shell. It's a life-less thing without the phone. If you lose/misplace/break the phone, the pad is nothing but a sandwich platter. Charged or uncharged.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 15, 2012 at 09:05

skewz,
fair point ... but that takes us back to price. If the phone's not a real stunner, is that 'accessory' worth that kind of dough?

Pondlife  Mar. 15, 2012 at 12:47

This leads (and the TF101 keyboard on hukd at just over £100 eek) leads me to the question what's the most that the people here have spent on an accessory for phone or tablet?

Think mine is £9.99 lol (not including memory cards anyway)

MJmichu  Mar. 19, 2012 at 21:23

well, yes, it's but thisis THE WHOLE POINT of it. Acctually I think it's a future of computing, I have enough of having my phone, laptop, pad, station PC... grrr and sync ALL the data. it just **** me off!!! I would go a step further, to have a mobile as your PC to be able to connect to LCD, TV or whatever... just imagine, going to work and... connect your mobile to docking station, back home playing games or whatever...

you sir, are correct.
The Tablet charges the phone when docked, which is a big win.

Galaxy Note is almost €700 simfree... it's all relative.

I'LL buy 2, actually. Cause, you know...when the phone dies, the tab is useless. How cool. Not.

i think that tab has its own batteries that can charge/power the phone while inside


Ahem, you are both wrong, because the battery wasn't my point AT ALL! The pad is just a shell. It's a life-less thing without the phone. If you lose/misplace/break the phone, the pad is nothing but a sandwich platter. Charged or uncharged.

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