Remember the ASUS PadFone and PadFone Station we reviewed for you? Well, now it turns out there’s yet another accessory for this device, aside from the PadStation, docking keyboard and Bluetooth stylus. I’m talking about a docking monitor, built specifically for the PadFone and pictured below. It was unveiled at Computex 2012.
This is a 24 inch display with a cradle created for the PadFone dimensions and it comes with HDMI, VGA, DVI and four USB 3.0 ports if you want a standalone monitor. Once you plug in the handset, the display becomes sort of an all in one PC, with Android 4.0 ICS as the desktop OS. The 1920 x 1200 screen doesn’t support touch input, so you’ll have to adapt to interactions with Android relying on a mouse and keyboard. Anyway, it’s nice to see that ASUS provides a full Android-based package for the user, complete with desktop, laptop, tablet and phone experience.
Actually for some people Android feels more comfortable on desktop than Chrome OS in some instances. The matte finish, wide viewing angles and crisp colors are all arguments in favour of this docking monitor. Is there an end to what the Snapdragon S4 can power?!