Asus Transformer Book Trio


Asus Transformer Book TrioNotebook: Asus Transformer Book Trio (Transformer Book Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z2580
Graphics Adapter:
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 5 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book Trio

80% Asus Transformer Book Trio: The 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, Medium, Date: 01/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% ASUS Transformer Book Trio hybrid laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
ASUS has an interesting product in the Transformer Book Trio, but it's hard to recommend something 'interesting' over something that's useful. Don't get us wrong, you can do a lot of stuff with the the Trio, but it's a product that feels messy in the way it works. For the most part, the only reason we used the Android tablet was because the PC Station ran out of battery power.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Transformer Book Trio : Asus innove avec un PC trois-en-un
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Positive: Design; dual system Android and Windows 8; modern hardware platform.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2013
Asus Transformer Book Trio – test. Kiedy 2 w 1 przestaje wystarczać
Source: PC Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Convertible; good quality; high-resolution screen; high flexibility; decent speakers. Negative: Shaky mount the screen and touchpad problems; performance of the HDD; battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/10/2014
Ультрабук с Android и Windows ASUS Transformer Book Trio: первый взгляд
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Quite impressive power; battery life (about 15 hours); full HD IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2013




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

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z2580: Soc with integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.3 - 2 GHz (short bursts), a PowerVR SGX 544MP2 based GPU clocked at 400 MHz and a dual channel LPDDR2 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

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

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07- 9 (Update: 2013-07- 9)