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Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ004

Specifications

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ004Notebook: Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ004 (Transformer Book Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 71.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 65%, features: 75%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ004

60% Review: Asus Transformer Book Trio
Source: Gadgetguy English
While an intriguing concept, the Trio feels like a computer suffering an identity crisis, and it’s just a little confusing why you’d want both Android and Windows in a laptop together, because you don’t really need both in the same body. If you use Windows 8 apps on a tablet, chances are you’re less likely to rely on an Android tablet, and vice versa. Android tablets are also relatively inexpensive, and while the $1599 price isn’t terrible for the Transformer, it’s not a fantastic price for an 11 inch computer that just so happens to bundle two products into the one form-factor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% workmanship: 70%
60% Asus Transformer Book Trio review
Source: T3 English
The £900 price tag seems a lot, but it’s not bad for three devices in one. Neither the desktop PC, laptop or tablet are outstanding on their own, but as a three-in-one package, the Transformer Book Trio makes a decent triple threat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
67% Review: Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA
Source: PC Authority English
While the concept of the Transformer Book Trio TX201LA is nominally more convenient than carting around a Core i5 laptop and 11.6in tablet, its weight negates that advantage. There’s no price saving either, even though the two parts are sharing a screen. I’d rather pick out a laptop to run Windows and a separate tablet for Android.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
100% Where Windows Meets Android
Source: Digital Versus English
Asus pulled it off and fused three products into one unique device that costs the price of an entry-level ultrabook. However, just because we gave it five stars doesn't mean it's absolutely perfect: it could use an SSD and better intercommunication between the two systems... But for a first attempt, it's a definite win!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA review
Source: Expert Reviews English
At £900, the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA might seem overpriced, but you’re getting two products in one device for the price of one laptop. Neither device is particularly exceptional on its own, but the combination of the two makes this one of the best value hybrids available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
67% Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA review
Source: PC Pro English
As a concept, we can see some appeal in the Transformer Book Trio TX201LA. The hardware is well designed, the display is excellent, and the fact that the Android and Windows halves of the device work entirely independently raises some interesting possibilities. However, there's a glaring issue, namely that this is neither an outstanding Windows laptop nor a great Android tablet – and, at £900, it simply isn't affordable enough for us to forgive its flaws.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/28/2014
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
This THREESOME is a HANDFUL: It’s the Asus Transformer Book Trio
Source: Reg Hardware English
So, does three into one go? Pretty much, yes. Having a fully functional Android tablet and a Windows 8.1 PC in one package and both with a fine 1080p display certainly has its attractions. Cough up a few hundred quid for a monitor and it becomes an even more flexible package. There are a few slightly rough edges, like the wonky file sharing hotspot and the absence of a keyboard backlight on the cheaper i5 machines. And the batteries could be little more beefy. But there’s no denying that with one of these in your backpack you have got all the bases covered for work or play or anything in between.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2014

Foreign Reviews

60% Asus Transformer Book Trio : un hybride 3-en-1 attirant mais pas au point
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Asus Transformer Book Trio : brelan gagnant
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


71.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U
Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-CQ003H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 2.72 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX3
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 1.2 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4300U, 0.81 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire R7-371T-72WX
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Medion Akoya S6413T-MD98842
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 1.4 kg
HP Envy 15-u050sr x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire R3-471T-394N
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-77FF
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-B-104
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 0.95 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DJ
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4034H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.46 kg
HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 2 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga2 13-59427516
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW106H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 13.0", 1.8 kg
HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire R13
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7347
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.65 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4032H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius P50W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P30W-BST2N22
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-02- 1 (Update: 2014-02- 1)