Asus FonePad gets better CPU, more storage
The Asus FonePad just got a hardware upgrade. In its native Taiwan, Asus launched a new version of the tablet today, one that comes with a beefed-up processor and more internal storage space.
Whereas the original FonePad announced back in February comes with a 1.2 GHz Intel Atom Z2420 processor, the new and improved model swaps that up with a Z2460 clocked at 1.6 GHz. Furthermore, there’s double the storage inside too – 32 GB compared to ‘just’ 16 GB.
The two models will be sold side by side in Taiwan. The original will go for NT$ 8,990 (around $300), and the updated Fonepad is set to retail for NT$ 10,900 (about $364). So clearly, there’s a price to pay for those 16 extra gigabytes of storage and the added 400 MHz of processing power. But not a huge one, considering that, for example, Apple still charges $100 to go from 16 GB to 32 GB in its mobile products.
For now, there’s no information about when (or if) the new FonePad will make its way outside of Taiwan, so do stay tuned for that. Finally, as you may have gathered, know that aside from the two aforementioned specs, the ‘new’ FonePad is identical to the ‘old’ FonePad.