Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H
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Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H
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The FlipLock software isn't reliable – it stopped working on both machines we tested (the first was returned due to a hard drive fault). Without the software the machine loses its unique flipping ability. If Asus can make the FlipLock software more reliable, then it would make the TP300LA far more enticing. This robust and great looking machine is best for students, frequent travellers who want to store and watch movies and TV shows, and people who don't have a tablet but want touchscreen input. Just hurry up and update FlipLock, Asus.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: Currently there is a buzz for convertible laptops that can substitute tablets, but deliver everyday computing performance. The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H is a solid option for those who are looking to do just that with its 360 degree hinge system. The flexible laptop is elegant in design with flush lines, a solid chassis and an overall clean look. The lid comes with a beautiful dark grey brushed metal finish. Typing and navigation ergonomics are not compromised with the inclusion of a tile-style full-sized keyboard and an large off-center touchpad. The gorgeous 13.3 inch 16:9 HD display easily produces clarity and vivid colors and its touchscreen functionality is certainly responsive.
The Windows 8.1 laptop comes with an Intel i7 5500U processor, up to 12 GB of SDRAM, an integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU and storage options ranging from 500 GB HDD to 128 GB SSD. Other features consist of a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI out and built-in speakers utilizing the ASUS SonicMasterLite technology. The 1.75 kg laptop comes equipped with a 3-cell Polymer battery rated at 50 Wh. Asus also supplements the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW176H with their cloud service for versatile storage convenience.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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 very old and big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal; nowadays, rather typical for 15 inch laptops.
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).
70%: 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.