Business tech bargain: Asus Fonepad tablet under £180

By: John McGarvey

Date: 3 May 2013

Asus Fonepad tech bargain{{}}Asus has just launched a competitively-priced, powerful 7" tablet computer called the Fonepad.

It's going head-to-head with devices like Google's Nexus (which is actually built by Asus) and the Amazon Kindle Fire. At £179 it offers exceptional value for money.

With good reviews, plus features and build quality that are comparable to these two key competitors, Asus hopes the Fonepad's built-in 3G and smart phone features will sway buyers towards its product.

It envisages the Fonepad as being a single device to replace both your smart phone and tabet.

What the experts say

PC Pro Fonepad review:
"An absolute bargain of a compact tablet, whether or not you choose to employ the phone features"

Techradar Fonepad review:
"In summation, the Asus FonePad is a very accomplished Android tablet and offers amazing value-for-money."

We've mentioned these so-called 'phablets' before, and it's possible the Asus is one of the most elegant implementations yet.

With a slot for a 3G SIM card, you can use the Fonepad to access the internet via your mobile phone network.

And - of course - you can make and receive calls. It might be a little large to hold against your head for long features, but with a hands free kit you'll be all set.

You can buy the Fonepad online now, for £179 from these retailers:

Amazon  |  Carphone Warehouse  |  Laptops Direct

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