Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA


Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LANotebook: Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA (Transformer Book Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.703kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 72%, features: 76%, display: 87% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA

81% Review Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA Convertible | Notebookcheck
Triple champion? Tablets with a keyboard dock are an old hat? Notebooks are prehistoric? Android tablets are cheap slowpokes? Asus combines these three categories, and the result is not outdated, archaic or boring.
80% Asus Transformer Book Trio: Most versatile hybrid yet
Source: English
The Transformer Book Trio is a very compelling proposition if you’re hunting for a workhorse hybrid PC. With ability to use the notebook as a Windows 8 PC and the screen as an Android tablet – at the same time; is something that hasn’t been done before. This alone makes the Trio one of the best hybrids in the market right now. If we have to nit-pick then the battery life of the base station could have been better, the trackpad buttons are unusable and a backlit keyboard would have been a neat addition at this price. If you don’t fancy the detachable design then the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 13 is another well spec’ed hybrid at this price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Asus Transformer Book Trio
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus Transformer Book Trio presents a collection of contradictions. The laptop and tablet performance, taken separately, are actually very good, while the marriage of two separate devices and operating systems provides clever solutions to several unique technical problems. This combining of devices and operating systems is riddled with problems, however, from the kludgy approach to file sharing to booting problems and power issues when switching between tablet and laptop. In the end, the problematic design and very high price outweigh the benefits offered by the otherwise decent performance of the Transformer Book Trio in either laptop or tablet mode.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 50%
70% Asus Transformer Book Trio
Source: Computer Shopper English
As a versatile piece of hardware, the Asus Transformer Book Trio is impressively well designed. Asus has crafted an attractive device that runs both Windows for (mostly) productivity and Android for media consumption and apps. And the two operating systems play pretty well side by side. But the device is also relatively heavy, and its battery life is disappointing, especially for the tablet alone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

81% Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 77% features: 78% display: 91% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 84% emissions: 90%
Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA – Жизнь По Системе «All-Inclusive»
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Excellent functionality, autonomy and good ergonomics; very good connectivity. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2014
92% 하이브리드 노트북의 새로운 기준을 제시하다 - ASUS 트랜스포머북 TX201LA (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%
92% 하이브리드 노트북의 새로운 기준을 제시하다 - ASUS 트랜스포머북 TX201LA (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 92%



Asus has shown time and time again that they are not scared of stepping into unknown territory. The Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA integrates both Windows and Android on one device.

The exterior of the device looks strong and sturdy with its silver metal framework, which sadly also makes it look very boring and plain as it lack colors and design. Furthermore, the metal framework also increases the device's overall weight to 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg), which may not seem very heavy on paper, but is heavier than its direct competitors.

The 11.6 inch display features Full HD resolution, stunning colors and excellent brightness. The Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA also comes with decent hardware specifications. On the Windows side, the device is powered by an Intel Core i7-4500U processor and 4 GB of RAM to provide smooth usage. On the Android side, the device runs on an Intel Atom Z2560 processor which can clock up to 1.6 GHz. The Android side may seem rather lacking when compared to the Windows side, however, it fits the needs and requirements of today. Whether or not it will be sufficient in the near future is a different story.

All in all, the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA is a rather new concept that may very well answer many if not all of the user's demand. The device is in no way perfect yet, but is a great start for a brighter future.

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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.703 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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

78%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
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» Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
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» Lenovo IdeaPad U430p-59428492
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» Dell Inspiron 15-3542
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» Toshiba KIRA-102
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.18 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-C4032H
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Core i3 4030U, 14.0", 2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Radius P50W-BST2N22
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
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» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-112
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-19 (Update: 2013-12-19)