Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Average of 11 scores (from 21 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN050T
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.
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%
Source: The Indian Express
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
Source: Gadget Show
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%
Source: Think Digit
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%
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%
Source: Ultrabook Review
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%
Source: Curved DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2017
Source: c't - 5/2017
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2017
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/26/2016
Source: HardwareLuxx DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2016
Source: Xataka 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%
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: High quality display; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/06/2016
Source: Smart World 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%
Source: Webnews.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 75% performance: 80% workmanship: 75%
Source: Techstation.it IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; impressive design; high performance; excellent display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Source: Tech Different 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
Source: Tablets Magazine NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tabletowo PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
Source: Benchmark.pl 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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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