With the original ASUS Padfone S hitting our shores late last year, the most affordable Snapdragon 801 smartphone is getting an upgrade.
As far as specs go, the 5 inch Padfone S Plus will have a Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU under the hood, with 3GB RAM as well as 64GB internal storage that’s expandable via microSD, 2,300mAh battery and a 13MP rear camera with 4K UHD video recording as well as NFC and IPX 2 water resistance standards.
The smartphone will be retailing for RM 1,099 inclusive of GST, which puts it at RM 200 more than it’s predecessor and subsequently more expensive than the Huawei Honor 6 which within the same league. The only notable difference is the RAM and a storage that’s four times larger than its previous version. The 8.9″ docking station will be sold separately at RM 599, with the optional Bluetooth keyboard retailing at RM 349. The Padfone S Plus will hit the market on 8th April which is but a scant few days away.
These days it is common to find yourself owning a laptop, a tablet and a smart phone. While each of them fits well for different scenarios, is there room for a hybrid convergence device? To find out, Microsoft has conducted a survey among working professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Korea and Malaysia.
Results show that most working adults spend half of their time on the move and device weight is also a concern. Majority of those holding back from buying a tablet had responded that they have yet to find a tablet that could give them the best experience of a laptop and a tablet.
This is where Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 3 comes in as it offers the power of a full fledged Windows 8.1 laptop with a form factor of a tablet. Today, it is officially launched across 28 markets including Malaysia where it is sold from RM2,729.
To illustrate the findings of their survey, Microsoft has released an infographic that you can view after the break.
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