The Asus PadFone is basically just an Android smartphone with a 4.3 inch display and 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor. But what sets the PadFone apart is the way you can add a series of optional docking stations to transform the phone into a tablet or a laptop.
But it looks like Asus has another dock up its sleeve. Engadget spotted a 24 inch monitor at Computex which functions as a PadFone docking station.
Just throw your smartphone into a cradle and the PadFone becomes the brains of desktop computer with a 1920 x 1200 pixel screen.
You’ll need to plug in a keyboard and mouse, since the monitor dock doesn’t have a touch panel. The good news is that the monitor features 4 USB 3.0 ports for connecting peripherals. There are also HDMI, VGA, and DVI inputs, allowing you to use the monitor as a display for any PC.
There’s no word on the price or release date yet.