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Posted: Aug 27, 2015
According to ASUS, the ASUS ZenPad tablets were created to replace the ASUS Fonepad tablet phones or tablets with smartphone call and SMS capabilities. Now that the ASUS ZenPad is here with the ASUS ZenPad C 7.0 and ASUS ZenPad 7.0, we thought we'd take a step through memory lane by going through the design, look and feel of the previous ASUS Fonepad 7 tablets up until the current ZenPad tablets. While all of them carried a 7-inch display, the Fonepad tablets were initially a lot thicker and rounder, eventually evolving to a flat and thin look with the newer Fonepad tablets. This evolved again into the clutch case-like design of the ZenPad tablets with the interchangeable Zen Case backplates of the ZenPad 7.0. Check out our comparison video in this article for yourself.
Posted: Jul 10, 2015
While many ASUS users are wondering when they'll get their Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrades, quite a few of the tablet users have already started receiving theirs. This includes those who got the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG. Powered by a 64-bit 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor, the new update offers native 64-bit processing. While many ZenFone users are silently screaming "why not us too?" this order does make sense as the Fonepads and other ASUS tablets did get their 64-bit Intel processors first. It does indicate that there is progress so those users should get their updates eventually. So far, the interface looks to have been revamped with some smoother animations and nicer layouts but this is just what we've seen so far at a glance. You also get some new apps and bloatware so make sure you have some extra space available. If you're interested in the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG do check out our full review of the tablet but for now you can see the screenshots of the update along with some design changes and an early benchmark in this article.
Posted: Mar 18, 2015
Another day, another device appearing at China's TENAA, this time it is the latest ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CL tablet with smartphone capabilities. The FE375 series is a bit higher-end compared to say the FE170 or FE171 and as such comes with a 64-bit 1.3GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3530 processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. Other notable tech sepcs include a 7-inch display with 800 x 1280 pixel resolution, 3G and WiFi connectivity along with a 5MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Like the recent ASUS Fonepad 7 FE171CG it looks like the design is flat and thin as well with controls that are no longer slanted at an angle. No Malaysia release dates or pricing details yet, but it should appear here in Malaysia soon with the next Fonepad 7 refresh.
Posted: Feb 19, 2015
ASUS has just announced a new version of its midrange Fonepad 7 tablet. The new device, called the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CL looks a lot like the previous version and comes with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and 4G LTE. This will make it the first Fonepad device to feature the new Android version right out of the box. As for the tech specs, the device will feature an Intel Atom Z3530 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 2GB RAM onboard and 8GB / 16GB internal memory options. It also comes with 5GB of lifetime cloud storage for free along with a MicroSD card slot to further expand storage. The phone tablet will feature a 7-inch display with 1200 x 800 pixel resolution. At the back, there will be a 5MP primary camera and 2MP front shooter. Given the size of the display, the device looks quite big. The dimensions are 108.9 x 194.3 x 9.8 mm and it weighs 299 grams. The new Fonepad 7 supports dual MicroSIM. The battery on board will be able to provide up to 12 hours of usage time. ASUS will make the device available first in Taiwan for $250 (RM907). International release details have not been revealed, but expect more details on Malaysia release dates and pricing in the coming months.
Posted: Feb 12, 2015
The online ASUS Store portal offers Malaysians an easy yet official way to purchase ASUS products on the Internet. However, previously it only had devices like the ASUS ZenFone range of smartphones and more recently ASUS tablets like the Fonepad. Now, it looks like we may soon see ASUS accessories as well, with some original devices that you don't often see like the ASUS MicroUSB Charging Stand for just RM85. This accessory caught our eye because it offered a portable way to both charge your device but also prop it up as a stand. The charging stand also offers an OTG USB2.0 port so you can plug in a USB flash drive or external hard disk drive, USB keyboard or USB mouse while charging your device. The stand is compatible with most ASUS tablets but in the video below it also looks like it can support smartphones as well. Check it out for yourself below as we wait for more cool and original accessories from ASUS Malaysia.
- Compatible with ASUS Tablets
- 48 x 87 x 16mm | 53g
- features 1x microUSB connector, 1x USB2.0 connector
- supports Android 4.3 and above
Posted: Feb 10, 2015
While the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE171CG tablet with calling capabilities was announced for Malaysia quite recently, it is now officially available in Malaysia for RM529. Featuring a slimmer 7.9mm thin chassis and more premium looking metallic body, the Fonepad 7 FE171CG also packs in an 8MP PixelMaster auto-focus rear camera capable of taking clearer low-light shots. As our previous reports, it does not replace the previous ASUS Fonepad 7 FE170CG but offers a different form factor and some upgraded tech specs and features for those who want a bit more. Check out the full tech specs and features list using our Fonepad 7 FE171CG vs the Fonepad 7 FE170CG tech spec comparison tool. Stay tuned for the unboxing and hands-on videos in a bit.
Posted: Jan 28, 2015
ASUS Malaysia recently launched a trifecta of affordable yet feature-filled devices with the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE171CG, ASUS ZenFone C and ASUS EeeBook X205. The Fonepad 7 FE171CG doubles tech specs and features by offering a slimmer 7.9mm thin body, 8MP rear camera, 16GB storage and 2GB RAM for just RM529. While it doesn't replace the Fonepad 7 FE170CG, the ASUS ZenFone C replaces the ZenFone 4 smartphones for RM349. Notable tech specs for the ZenFone C includes a 4.5-inch display, larger 2100 mAh battery, 5MP PixelMaster camera with Low-Light function and SonicMaster audio with external amplifier. The third device is the ASUS EeeBook X205 which is a stylish and thin Windows 8.1 notebook computer with an 11.6-inch display for just RM699 for the 32GB storage version and RM799 for the 64GB storage version. Check out our hands-on photos of the three ASUS devices.
Posted: Jan 04, 2015
Those looking for a larger smartphone or tablet with phone capabilities may often find that these devices are rather larger than the actual screen. For those looking for a more compact 7-inch display smartphone or 3G tablet, ASUS have come out with their ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG. Noticeably more compact, slimmer and thinner, this tablet with smartphone capabilities offers a good amount of features and tech specs including a new 64-bit processor. However, is it the all-in-one device you're looking for? Check out our review of the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG below.
Posted: Dec 05, 2014
Featuring a slim bezel 7-inch display design with dual-SIM capabilities, 3G connectivity and phone functions, the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG follows the same design as the previously reviewed ASUS Fonepad 8. This includes a thin and light design with fairly slim bezels which we cover in the hands-on video below. Priced at RM649, this 7-inch tablet with phone capabilities is already being offered for as low as RM599 at certain online sellers which make it a fairly good device for those who like huge smartphones. Other notable tech specs include a 64-bit 1.83GHz Intel Atom Z3560 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB / 16GB storage + 5GB ASUS Webstorage, 7-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixel screen resolution, 5MP PixelMaster rear camera, 2MP front camera and Android 4.4 KitKat. The tablet will feature the ASUS ZenUI and weigh in at just 299g. Check it out in our hands-on video in this article.
Posted: Dec 05, 2014
The new range of 64-bit Intel Atom powered tablets from ASUS continues to expand and this time we got our hands on the ASUS Fonepad 7 FE375CG. While it doesn't differ much from the ASUS Fonepad 8, the smaller 7-inch display does make it more appropriate to make calls and lets you carry it easier. The tablet also features dual-SIM support, 3G connectivity and a 5MP PixelMaster rear camera. According to ASUS Malaysia, the tablet is being offered at a retail price of RM649, but we've seen it available from as low as RM599 at certain third-party sellers. Check out our unboxing video in this article to see what else comes in the box.