Asus Transformer 3 Pro Specification And Review: Windows Tablets are in great demand in the market as many companies like Microsoft, Acer, Asus and many other put their focus to leveraging the power of Tablets. Looking two years back you’ll notice many tablets are lowered with under spec and low battery life but thinking significantly changed after Microsoft venture knows as Surface Pro. Today we are discussing another marvellous tablet from Asus as the device has everything you find in Notebook and Tablet as Portability and Power.
Asus Transformer 3 Pro Is nice addition to Windows Tablet Platform as it adds to Surface Pro 4, Acer Alpha Switch 12 and many other Tablets. Basically, Asus Transformer 3 is 2-in-1 Type of Tablet which has capabilities of Notebook and Keyboard. From inside device include Intel Core i Series Processor with more than sufficient RAM, new Thunderbolt Adapter and much more which we gonna reveal in our review. While the device is really nice and sometimes feel as Surface Pro 4 in usage as overall it a powerful and elegant design which may become selling factor for this device. So without further ado let’s get started.
Asus Transformer 3 Pro Specification And Review:
Asus Transformer 3 Pro is pretty similar design as Surface Pro 4 with the same hinge at the back. While device looks more elegant and available in more color than Surface Pro 4. As from base device is made up from aluminium-magnesium alloy with a brushed design which made this device more reflective as it comes in a range of light and creates an appealing effect. While using these material made this device more light weight and provide strength. Scuff and Scratches won’t made for this device as material really protect it. While on the side you will experience diamond cut highlighted on the lid which adds extra beauty to the device and more comfortable to hold.
- Colors Available: Color option of this device really gives more option to the user as you can select between as there is two option called as Icicle Gold and Titanium Grey while Cover Keyboard are available in four different color option which perfectly stands in your daily life and use as a mix and match.
- Kickstand of the device got more functionally in device usage as it can get around 155 degrees up to 170 degrees as you can use the device for any purpose you want as a personal canvas to a study book this device can withstand in any situation. As Kickstand gives you the more comfortable placement of screen so you can work easily.
- Ports: While on first look device is really good on the side you can find 1xUSB 3.0 Port, 1xHDMI Port and 1xThunderbolt 3.0 while on the other side you’ll find 3.5mm Headphone Jack, 1xmicroSD slot and Volume keys. On top, you will find Power button which also nicely placed and the user can easily recognise it.
- Dimension & Weight: While on paper Dimension of a device has 298.8 x 210.1 x 8.35 mm (WxDxH) and weighs around 790 g. While a device is little heavy but good for on table usage. You can use this device for any purpose and any need you want.
As Asus call this device transformer 3 one significant thing you easily recognise it’s display resolution which is 3K as the screen is very vivid and nice. Taking about the result this device shows 121% sRGB and 85% NTSC which shows how this display in terms of technology. While in a real life situation device has the really nice bright display with nice color saturation and accurate color. While Sunlight readability of this device is also ok. While watching Rich Content is 4K or Playing Games you will feel each detailing of the display. Photo editing or making canvas make you feel the depth of color and immersive screen.
- Asus made a display with extra care for your eyes because your eye needs extra care. Asus include Eye Care which reduces the amount of blue light while you working in the low light situation as in dim light penetration power of blue light is more and sometimes act as UV rays which harm your eye. Asus Tru2Life Video helps display to uses intelligent software algorithms to optimise sharpness and contrast of every pixel in every video frames which result in the more precise pixel.
- Last but not the least is TruVivid which helps the device to improve clarity and reduce reflection up to 67% which really help in very high light conditions.
- Display Size & Resolution: Taking about display spec device has 12.6″ display having 2880×1920 resolution which makes total 3K. Device uses LED backlit with Asus Splendid Technology. The device also supports Wide angle view up to 178 degrees which enough of better usage.
Calling this device only a Tablet is somewhat discouraging it while Hardware is the part which made this device more powerful and better than many Notebooks. From inside this device is power with Intel’s 6th Gen Core I Series Processor with the option of Core i7 and Core i5 as both options are Dual Core Processor. The memory includes 16GB LPDDR 3 RAM which is enough for all multitasking and gaming. Storage option includes from 128GB up to 1TB for PCIE Gen SSD which is 3 Times faster than 3 Gen while there is an option of M2 SSD but only up to 512GB.
- Processor & Memory: While we are reviewing Core i7 version clocked at 2.5GHz while Turbo Boost up to 2.5Ghz. As device can handle many tasks without any issue as device include 16GB LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 2133MHz SDRAM.
- Storage: While Storage use recommends and has 256GB which is optimum for this device. Including all these stuff which make this device powerful with beautiful design. We use much application like Photoshop, Movie Pro and drawing app as this device outperforms in all these tests without any issue. While multitasking in Chrome, Using Office Apps or Video Editing all handle with this device with pretty ease.
- Graphic: Gaming is not meant for this device as it uses Intel HD 520 Graphics which can’t take heavy games while playing games like Overwatch runs at good FPS on low setting. While Thunderbolt adapter adds something interesting in this device External Graphics Card with ROG XG Station 2 which help this device to perform like many of gaming Rigs with high game FPS without any harm in performance. While Playing VR games really gives exotic experience and you won’t believe how this device can perform this much.
- Taking about port this device includes 1xUSB 3.0, 1xHDMI Port, 1xHeadphone Jack and 1xThunderbolt 3.0. While in connectivity device include Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.1.
The camera of this device includes 13MP rear camera which captures really nice while on the front it has 2MP for Video calling and occasional selfies. The camera also includes IR for Windows Hello.
Asus Shipped this device with Microsoft Windows 10 Home or Pro as optional while you have to spend an extra penny. Windows 10 interface with new Anniversary really made this device more useful as the power of pen paper made you feel like your personal Notebook. Multitasking and optimisation of Software really good which made the user experience seamless.
Windows Hello is also available on the device so you can biometric unlock the device with ease. Dual array microphone also hear Cortana voice pretty ease and respond it also well.
Audio experience in this device is really a boom as it has 2 Speakers of Harman Kardon Technology which is pretty loud and produce enough sound as each speaker are 2W which is enough to fill the whole room. While listening music or video while watching content you have to put the device in medium volume which enough for usage. While listening loud music and pop all feel nice in this device. Both speakers are front facing so you can hear sound easily.
Cover Keyboard and Asus Pen:
Asus Provide nice Cover Keyboard as an extra affair while Keyboard has a magnetic attachment which lifts device well. Talking about the user experience of device Type Cover of the device is really nice with keys to travel distant of 1.4mm which gives nice typing experience while backlit keyboard adds extra to it while using in the night. The keyboard also has trackpad which is really precious to use and works with all windows gesture.
Asus Pen is also extra affair while it works same as Surface Pen with the level of pressure variation of 1024 level which is nice for detailing and good for the artist in you.
The best thing about the battery is fast charging which can charge device 60% in just 60min as you can use the device while charging won’t slow down the charge. While taking about battery life this device can manage up to 6-8 hour of usage depending upon which task you perform while playing games hamper device little bit up to 1 hour or less.
Asus Transformer 3 is the nice device from design to performance as it is easy to work everywhere you want anywhere you want travelling is also easy with the device. As having a powerful processor, nice display, external Graphics feature which adds this device gamers favourite and elegant design.
“Asus Transformer 3 is nice addition to 2-in-1 which add power as well extra capabilities which made this device better than other counterparts.”
Option in this device is too much you can choose which suits your lifestyle. While processor option includes Core i5 6200U while higher option Core i7 6500U both uses 16GB RAM. Another choice you made in Storage from 128GB to 1TB option. As initial configuration starts with $999 having Core i5 Processor with 128GB SSD.