Unveiled along side the Zenbook 3 & the Zefone 3 series ,the Asus Transformer 3 is Asus latest series of 2-in-1 tablet PC aimed squarely at the latest Microsft Surface pro 4,Macbook and latest Ipad Pro.The series comprises of the Asus Transformer 3 Transformer 3 which follows the same super-thin-and-light trend as the Samsung TabPro S tablet,the Asus Transformer 3 mini which is an Ipad pro challenger and the Transformer 3 Pro which will have the Microsoft Surface pro to contend with.
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Asus Transformer 3 Pro Design
The Asus Transformer 3 pro comes as a 2-in-1 tablet PC ,and like most other 2-in-1 Tablet PC,the Asus transformer is ultra-portable.Unlike the Zenbook ,the Transformer 3 pro is entirely made of aluminum with a thickness of about 8.35mm.
Thanks to its integrated metal kickstand with stepless hinge which allows users rotate/ position the device at any viewing angles up to 170 degrees that takes after Microsoft Surface pro.
The ASUS Transformer 3 pro is equipped with Asus special Cover Keyboard and a backlit keyboard to ensure you are able to keep your work going even in the dark.
Asus Transformer 3 Pro Display & Performance
The Ultra-portable Asus Transformer 3 pro comes 12.6 inch display and offers up to 2880×1920 resolution at 275ppi pixel density and gamut a of 121% sRGB colour space and is powered by Intel’s Core i7 processor armed with 16GB of RAM running at 2,133MHz and a storage of up to 1TB SSD.
Other features of the Asus Transformer 3 pro include a Fingerprint sensor ,13-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera with integration of Windows Hello for facial recognition ,USB Type-C and Thunderbolt 3 connections, Harmon Kardon speakers, and USB 3.0 and HDMI ports.
Asus Transformer 3
Second on the Transformer 3 series is the Asus Transformer 3 .It more or less the same as the Transformer pro in terms of look and innards ,but made of aluminum body weighing just 695g with a thickness of 6.9mm.Unlike the Transformer 3 pro,the Asus Transformer 3 miss out on the Kickstand with stepless hinge ,but provided with a Sleeve Keyboard with a 2 position display stand and a glass-covered precision touchpad. It is this Sleeve Keyboard that serves as as the Transformer 3’s display stand.
The Asus Transformer 3 shares same 12.6-inch display and a resolution of 2880×1920 pixels with pixel density of 275ppi as the Transformer 3 pro.
Intel’s 7th generation processors, offers up to 512GB of SSD storage and up to 8GB of RAM.
Other specs of the Asus Transformer 3 include a built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello , a 13MP camera , USB Type-C 3.1 connector with peak transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps ,a Thunderbolt 3 port with peak transfer rate of 40Gbps , dual external 4K UHD display, USB 3.0 , HDMI port and up to 9hours of battery Life.
Asus Transformer 3 Mini
Last on the list is the Asus Transformer 3 Mini.It is as the name implies a compact variant of the Transformer 3 & 3 pro.It has a 10.1-inch display, weighs 790g with the keyboard and is just 8.2mm thin. The Transformer 3 mini gets a premium treatment with the inclusion of a kickstand, stepless smart hinge and a rear fingerprint scanner.
Asus Transformer 3 Pricing & Availability
The Transformer 3 Pro & Transformer 3 comes with a price tag of about $999 and $799 respectively.The Asus Transformer 3 series price when available in Nigeria will range from N200,000 – N250,000 depending on where you are buying from.