Several people said that it was compact. Four years ago expert review site Hardwaresecrets.com said “The ASUS Fonepad is excellent as a compact tablet PC”. Alphr.com wrote “An absolute bargain of a compact tablet, whether or not you choose to employ the phone features” and gave it a score of 4 stars.
One Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Expert review site Hardwaresecrets.com said “It is light and easy to carry in a small purse or a big jacket pocket” in their Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG review.
One Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG reviewer wrote in their reviews that this tablet was heavy. Stuff.tv gave the product an excellent review and mentioned “The FonePad, like the Nexus 7, sits heavily yet comfortably in the hands”. One Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good weight. Stuff.tv mentioned “Both tablets are identical in weight”.
One Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good physically. Expert review site Pocketnow.com gave this tablet a score of 80 out of 100 and said “It's not the only tablet on the market that is equipped with a physical earpiece.” in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG.
One person who reviewed this tablet reckoned that it was thin. Expert review site Whistleout.com.au mentioned in their review of the Asus FonePad 7 FE170CG four years ago “The rear plate is solid metal with a thin, removable rubberised plastic top under which the Micro SIM” .