79
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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ASUS Transformer Book review: meet ASUS' first detachable Ultrabook

The Transformer Book was an innovative concept when it was first announced a year ago. But now that it's finally shipping with old components, you're better off waiting for a possible Haswell refresh.

Pros
  • Lovely 1080p IPS display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Fast boot-up, resume times
  • Keyboard dock has a spare battery, hard drive
Cons
  • Heavy for a 13-inch touchscreen Ultrabook
  • Launching with a year-old CPU
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79
 

User Reviews

90
SirProudNoob
Windows Experience Index:Processor - 7.0Memory (RAM) - 5.9Graphics - 5.4Gaming...read more
100
JJForever
This new hybrid is probably so far the closest thing to the ultimate convertible....read more
70
horatiuf4
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
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Model
Core i7

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to38 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (3517U)

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to38 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD, microSD, MMC)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
11.6-inch

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
Core i5

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (3317U)

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-polymer (38 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD, microSD, MMC)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
14-inch

Key Specs

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows
Video outputs
HDMI
Pointing device
Trackpad

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
yes

Input

Keyboard
yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
TX300CA-C4006P

Key Specs

Model
TX300CA-C4021P

Key Specs

Model
TX300CA-C4030P

Key Specs