Asus Transformer Book T300
Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book T300
Source: Pocket Lint Archive.org version
When it comes to laptop-meets-tablet devices Asus knows what it's doing. The latest Transformer Book T300 is proof of that - it's a super-high resolution Windows 8 device that, from what we've seen at the IFA electronics show, has the upper hand compared to many of its similar rivals.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/07/2013
Source: Itsvet HR→EN Archive.org version
Intel Haswell platform for ultra mobile devices is very good and offers a good combination of performance and autonomy that exceeds 8hrs. It has a 1.6GHz Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core processor with hyper-threading (up to 2.6GHz in Turbo mode), with 4GB of DDR3 memory, integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics and a 128GB capacity SSD. Although LAN is lacking, there is a built-in WiFi (it is supporting 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band at 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.0, and Intel WiDi technology that sends pictures from the computer to compatible devices (newer projectors, for example). The chiclet keyboard is comfortable to use, offering a spacious touchpad that can be used even when the display is not connected. This is an interesting concept that will suit those who are looking for an ultra compact laptop with 13.3" screen, along with the autonomy better than average, and a possibility to detach the screen of the keyboard and use the device as a tablet. Price is slightly higher, which is not surprising since it is a Premium model. This interesting device will certainly be popular.
Positive: Full HD screen; great performance. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/19/2014
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.
Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.
Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.
Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.