The Asus Padfone 2 will go on sale in the Carphone Warehouse this week. The device, which features a 4.7-inch Android powered smartphone that can dock with a 10-inch tablet, is the second attempt by Asus to combine two pieces of technology into one.

The Padfone 2 impressed us in our review with its excellent docking system and clever use of software tweaks, but fell down when it came to matching both the smartphone and tablet competition.

Read: Asus Padfone 2 review

The unique thing about the Padfone 2 is that you can get both a phone and a tablet on one single tariff, rather than paying for two separate mobile plans. Despite its retailing at £599, this could end up saving you quite a bit of cash in the long run.

The phone is listed as free on 24-month tariffs from £33 a month on the Carphone Warehouse website. 

Hunter Skipworth

The baby of the Lint team, Hunter has been a tech fan since he bought his first MiniDisc..and what a waste of money that was. He began writing about electronics at the age of 16 and hasn't stopped since. Nowadays he fulfils his mobile phone and gaming obsession whilst attempting to distract people from his bizarre name. Regular meetings with the Gladiators crew see Hunter often returning to work battered and bruised. Considers himself a music obsessive, was once the most highly decorated scout in the country. Fan of trousers.

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