The most radical change on the new Padfone Station tablet companion is the docking method of the phone. Unlike the previous design which used a cassette-like compartment, now the phone intuitively slides into a sleeve with no extra hassle (there is even an earthquake inducing feedback when it is successfully docked). Weighing in at only 649g with the phone inserted, it is lighter than most of the competition including Apple's new iPad. The tablet itself cannot be used as a standalone device.

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The gorgeous screen of the tablet is in in our favourite 16:10 aspect ratio (1280×800), which makes it ideal for web browsing and document editing. There is also a discrete 5000mAH battery to take care of the larger 10.1 inch IPS+ screen.

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Tablet Specifications

Color

Black / White

Display

10.1“ (1280 x 800, WXGA), 149ppi

IPS with capacitive multi-touch

Scratch-resistant Corning® Fit Glass with HCLR Film (anti-fingerprint coating)

Camera

1MP front camera

13MP via PadFone 2 rear camera

Battery

19Wh (5000mAh)

Connectivity

3.5mm audio jack via PadFone 2

ASUS 13-pin dock connector (Micro-USB 2.0 Host)

External phone antenna

Wi-Fi & BT, GSM, WCDMA, & LTE receiver diversity

Audio

High-quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster technology

 

 

Stay tuned for our full review of the ASUS Padfone 2!

Picture Credits: Chinese VR-Zone