Computex has started strong with the presentation of ASUS, which among other things has announced the launch of the new ASUS Transformer 3 and ASUS Transformer 3 Pro,its new convertible tablets that come with truly outstanding specifications.
It is notable for example the integration of Intel Core i7 family Skylake models, but will also have up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 1TB of capacity on your SSD. The specifications except for the absence of a graphic dedicated- are almost more typical of a portable workstation.
ASUS Transformer 3
The ASUS Transformer 3 are the "modest" versions of these teams that fall squarely into the category of convertible tablets and distinguished by their screen 12.6 inch aspect ratio 3: 2 and a resolution of 2,880 x 1,920 pixels.
In this case we have options ranging from the Core i7 cited 512GB SSD and up to 8 GB of RAM. Both in the Transformer 3 and the Transformer 3 Pro have a USB-C port Thunderbolt 3 Interface and one with USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface , Harman Kardon speakers, and the Transformer 3 (curiously, not in the 3 Pro) A fingerprint reader on the top edge (curious placement, Sony Xperia type) compatible with Windows Hello technology.
This model weighs 695 grams and has a thickness of 6.9 mm (no keyboard). The attachable and backlit keyboard has a distance of 1.4 mm for your keys and has two folding positions, as well as being available in four colors to complement the design of the screen / tablet. In the back also we have a unique 13 - Mpixel camera sensor.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro
The most ambitious of this renewed family model of convertible ASUS arrives with a thickness of 8.35 mm for a screen with the same diagonal of 12.6 inches and also identical to that of his younger brother resolution.
In the case of Transformer 3 Pro integrated stand allows the device at virtually any angle up to 170 ° maximum, and attachable keyboard is backlit and has a distance of 1.4 mm keys and also those four different colors to to choose.
In connection ports also we have the two USB-C for 3 and USB 3.1 Thunderbolt Gen 2 model base, but also have USB ports 3 and additional HDMI. We also have the rear camera of 13 Mpixel, and the front webcam supports Windows Hello for that iris recognition offering logon with that biometric technology.
In both cases ASUS offers a number of accessories to expand the options of equipment. We have for example the ASUS Pen , a pointer with 1,024 pressure levels, or the ASUS Universal Dock , from which we will have additional ports USB-C 3.1, USB 3, HDMI, VGA, RJ45 for Ethernet networks and a reader 3 in 1 SD card.
ASUS Transformer T102 Mini
Accompanying these models is convertible according ASUS is the world's lightest. The ASUS Transformer Mini weighs 79 grams with the attached keyboard (530 grams in tablet mode) and has a thickness of 8.2 mm keyboard.
This device has a 10.1 inch screen and have a USB port 802.11ac WiFi, and a battery autonomy depending on the manufacturer can reach 11 hours.
His swing support also allows placement in any position, and the trackpad has a keyboard with keys with a distance of 1.5 mm and an integrated palm rest. The fingerprint reader integrated into the equipment allows the combination of that option with Windows Hello to log on.
Availability and Pricing
Although no specific dates have product availability in each country, these teams are expected to be in stores in a few weeks. The ASUS Transformer 3 start from the $ 799 , while the ASSU Transformer 3 Pro will have a starting price of $ 999 . So far not specified neither dates nor Availability for ASUS Transformer Mini.