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

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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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Scores

Engadget

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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Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Hybrid
Screen size
11.322
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i7
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Model
11.6-inch

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
11.3 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
4 GB (system)

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 i7

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 (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
4 GB (system)
628 GB (total)
Ssd, Platter

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 38 hours
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
14-inch

General

Type
Tablet (Hybrid)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
14 inches
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
4 GB (system)

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

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 (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
4 GB (system)
628 GB (total)
Ssd, Platter

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-polymer (38 Wh capacity)

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
TX300CA-C4006P
Model
TX300CA-C4021P
Model
TX300CA-C4030P