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Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T

Specifications

Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T (Transformer Pad Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 520 - shared Memory MB, Core: 300 - 933 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, 21.20.16.4534
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR3 1866MHz SDRAM Onboard Memory
Display
12.6 inch 16:9, 2880x1920 pixel 275 PPI, Multi-Touch, native pen support, BOE BOE06AC (NV126A1M-N51), IPS, 60Hz, 85% NTSC, Support ASUS Splendid Technology, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Mainboard
Intel Skylake-U Premium PCH
Storage
SK Hynix Canvas SC300 512GB M.2 (HFS512G39MND), 512 GB 
, 512GB SSD (SATA, M.2), 421 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: Multi-format, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, TPM
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.35 x 298.8 x 210.1 ( = 0.33 x 11.76 x 8.27 in)
Battery
39 Wh Lithium-Polymer, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo 2W speakers, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Power adapter, keyboard dock, ASUS Pen Active Stylus, 24 Months Warranty, Keyboard-Dock: 340g, ASUS Pen Active Stylus: 22g
Weight
1.13 kg ( = 39.86 oz / 2.49 pounds), Power Supply: 200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds)
Price
1599 Euro

 

Average Score: 81.14% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 79%, features: 73%, display: 84% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T

85.5% Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Serious Surface Competitor? Convertibles with strong performance are always a crowd favorite. Asus packs a Skylake i7 processor in a flat case and hopes for the best, but there are a few problems. In our extensive review, we will discuss the Transformer 3 Pro and its place in the competitive convertible market.
80% Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
There’s plenty to like about the Asus Transformer 3 Pro. It’s quick, the display is great, and it’s quite a stylish tablet and notepad convertible. It’s priced more than the MS Surface Pro 4, at £1399.99, but it’s a far better convertible and one that’s definitely worth a look, mm David Hayward.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Transformer Pro 3 review: Good enough to beat the Surface Pro 4?
Source: The Indian Express English
If you are considering a Surface alternative, and don’t want an iPad Pro, then Asus Transformer Pro 3 is an option. But is it better than getting a Surface Pro 4? I’m not entirely convinced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2016
80% Asus Transformer 3 Pro review: A formidable Surface Pro 4 rival, with a quirk or two
Source: Gadget Show English
While Microsoft's Surface Pro (series) will always hold the distinction of popularizing full Windows-powered tablets that can do double duty as laptops, it's no longer the only one in the market. And even though the Surface Pro 4 is a great device in its own right, the Asus Transformer 3 Pro simply offers more at the same price of Rs 1,44,990.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Asus Transformer 3 Pro Review
Source: Think Digit English
Is the Asus Transformer 3 Pro an alternative to the Surface Pro 4? It most definitely is. Is it as good and powerful as that device? We wouldn’t say so. The build quality is not quite as good, and the touchpad needs more work. In absolute terms, it’s not as fast either. We reviewed the i5-powered Surface Pro 4, which was 10% faster than this.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
90% Asus Transformer 3 Pro Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Asus Transformer 3 Pro is a powerful and portable Windows device that’s worthy competition for the Surface Pro 4 and other business tablets. Gamers will be particularly well served by the expandable graphics feature, although the Transformer packs a hefty price tag like its Microsoft rival.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA review – a beefed up alternative for the Microsoft Surface Pros
Source: Ultrabook Review English
If you're in the market for the kind of hybrid the Asus Transformer 3 Pro represents, then you should have this one on your list. It offers a screen you won't find elsewhere, pen support, solid specs and a Thunderbolt 3 port, all tucked inside a well made and good looking body, paired with a matching Keyboard Folio. It's also more affordable than its direct competitor, the Surface Pro 4. There is however one aspect we need to shed more light on: performance under load, before we can draw a conclusion on this product. Read on to find out more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Das günstigere Surface Pro 4
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2017
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA (i7-6500U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: c't - 5/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
ASUS ROG XG Station 2
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/26/2016
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2016
79% Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303, análisis: ¿puede este 2 en 1 de ASUS competir con la Surface Pro 4?
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% display: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 70%
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro, analizamos este potente ordenador convertible
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High quality display; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2016
85% Recensione ASUS Transformer 3 Pro
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
77% ASUS Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA): un mostro, anche nei consumi
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 75%
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA - Recensione
Source: Techstation.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; impressive design; high performance; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Asus Transformer 3 PRO, un 2 in 1 potente ma… – RECENSIONE
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; high mobility; nice display. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/22/2017
80% Review: Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA)
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Recenzja Asusa Transformer 3 Pro. Uniwersalne Narzędzie Pracy W Terenie I W Biurze?
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro już dostępny w Polsce
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; compact size; high mobility; excellent speakers; poweful hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/30/2016
Обзор смартфона Asus ZenFone 3 Ultra: великан для игр и видео
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; good speakers; decent cameras; fast charge. Negative: Heavy and bulky; sim and microSD are on the same slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/16/2017
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA – Игра По Твоим Правилам
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; metal case; good display; powerful processor; high performance. Negative: Short battery life; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/25/2016

Comment

Model: The Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T is a convertible tablet which offers great flexibility for travelers and professionals. It can be used for entertainment while travelling by switching to tablet mode but also for work by switching to laptop mode. This convertible tablet comes with high-performance hardware and a stylus, which makes it a competitive rival to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Apple iPad Pro. The convertible tablet weighs at 0.8 kg with only tablet and 1.14 kg with keyboard folio. It measures at 29.9 x 20.98 x 0.81 cm (11.77 x 8.26 x 0.32 inch) in tablet form and the height increases to approximately 1.25 cm (0.49 inch) with the keyboard folio.The stylus and cover keyboard conveniently transform the tablet into a makeshift laptop. There is a magnetic dock at the bottom edge of the tablet that holds the keyboard securely. Magnets also help to raise the keyboard to a higher angle to deliver a more comfortable typing experience. The keys on the keyboard have a reasonable gap between each other which makes typing comfortable without knocking to the next key while typing quickly and it is backlit for easier usage in dark environment.

For hardware specification, it features Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB RAM, a 512 GB SSD with vibration protection and an integrated Intel HD 520 graphic card. The processor can achieve a maximum Turbo clock of 3.1 GHz. Since this device is a tablet and not a conventional laptop, storage and memory are soldered and impossible to be upgraded further. Its 12.6-inch LED-backlit high-gloss display features a resolution of 2880 x 1920 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. A 12.6” screen diagonal is not that large for subnotebooks, but it makes a longer battery life possible. High-gloss displays ensure vibrant and high-contrast display, however, they can reflect environmental lighting. This display is one of the best among tablets.

The Windows 10 64 bit Home system comes with a 2 cell Lithium-Ion 39 Wh battery, which is capable of delivering up to 15 hours of standby time and up to 4 hours of normal usage. The built-in front camera and microphone provide convenience for video calling, which is essential for travelers in order to stay connected with people. For a convertible notebook, it is packed with many input / output ports including a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, HDMI type A port and a microSD card reader. As for wireless connectivity, it features Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0. In a nutshell, the Transformer 3 Pro is certainly a good laptop-tablet hybrid. In some ways, Asus has taken the Microsoft Surface's idea and perfected it.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series). 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.  
6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.6":

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.
1.13 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 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.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


81.14%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus Transformer 3 PRO T303UA-GN050R
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 0.84 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic R726-R7260M85BBDE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6300U, 1.17 kg
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN027T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 0.795 kg
Lenovo Miix 510-12ISK-80U1009DRK
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.25 kg
Lenovo Miix 510-12ISK 80U1000NGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.25 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-12ISK-80U1000WGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 1.25 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 510-80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.25 kg
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN032R
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 0.8 kg
Lenovo Miix 510 Pro 80U10006GE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.236 kg
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN043T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 0.79 kg
Lenovo Miix 510-80U1000AGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 1.25 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic R726-0M871PDE
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6600U, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-32T3
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-38H6
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6006U, 12", 1.25 kg
Acer Aspire R5-471T-372G
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 14", 1.9 kg
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-3466
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-DW010T
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-50YK
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 12", 1.25 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-79NT
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-36J1
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-3639
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 12", 0.9 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-53C7
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UA-C4152T
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.27 kg
Lenovo Yoga 510-14ISK 80S700GLGE
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 14", 1.73 kg
HP Spectre 13-4190nd x360
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
Acer Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-57QF
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 12", 1.3 kg
Acer Spin 5 SP513-51-57J
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP315-51-54MW
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
HP Envy 15-aq015nd x360
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-29 (Update: 2016-09-29)