Asus Fonepad Unboxing

Posted on 26 April 2013 By Steve Chippy Paine


The Asus Fonepad arrived this morning and the unboxing video is already up.

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Apart from a casing that wasn’t properly seated, everything seems to be working well and it confirms that the Asus Fonepad is excellent value. I’ll be doing comparisons with my 2+ year old Galaxy Tab to see how far the tablet space has come in that time. The Fonepad is running on an Intel Atom x86 CPU for a start! Prices have come down dramatically , the software has improved and screens are much better.

In order to give the keyboard a good test I’m writing this in WordPress for Android. Initial impressions are that the Galaxy Tab was more accurate but there are a lot of OSK options to be tested first. One thing that won’t improve is the effect that the bevelled edges have on comfort. The Galaxy Tab was much better.

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Feel free to ask questions below.

7 Responses to “Asus Fonepad Unboxing”

  1. Did 7hrs of testing today. First impressions soon.

  2. Mike Cane says:

    What’s the AnTuTu score? And in your next post cite the basic specs, which are absent here.

  3. hakim says:

    hi steve, what about reading a PDF file using fonepad? is the text clear enough?

  4. Full page fine PDF on fonepad. Not quite readable in portrait. http://twitter.com/Carrypad/status/328578574422507523/photo/1

    In portrait, not really good with full page and fine PDF print. Landscape is good though.

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