ASUS Transformer Book TX300 notebook Review

ASUS Transformer Book TX300 notebook Review

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  • ASUS Announces Transformer Book TX300 Notebook with Detachable Tablet

ASUS Transformer Book TX300 is an innovative ultraportable that combines a powerful notebook PC with the flexibility of a Windows 8 tablet. ASUS Transformer Book comprises a 13.3-inch tablet with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor and 128GB SSD storage. When docked, ASUS Transformer Book becomes a fully featured notebook with dedicated high-capacity hard drive and extended battery.
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 Fully featured dock with hard drive and self-contained tablet deliver an incredible combination of notebook PC and tablet

ASUS today announced the ASUS Transformer Book TX300, a Windows 8 ultraportable that combines the performance and features of a fully featured notebook with the easy mobility of a tablet. At first glance, ASUS Transformer Book is a compact and powerful Windows 8 notebook with a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor and high-capacity hard drive. Detach the 13.3-inch Full HD display from the notebook dock, however, and ASUS Transformer Book seamlessly transforms into a standalone Windows 8 tablet with its own 128GB SSD storage.


Perfect for productivity

ASUS Transformer Book is the perfect choice for anyone who wants both a full featured notebook for work and a tablet for play. ASUS Transformer Book features a powerful 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 processor for outstanding multi-tasking performance, together with a backlit keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad for comfortable productivity use and content creation. ASUS Transformer Book has a 13.3-inch display with scratch-resistant Corning® Concore™ glass, and 10-point multi-touch for intuitive fingertip control with Windows 8 in both notebook and tablet modes.

With separate batteries in both the notebook dock and tablet, ASUS Transformer Book has up to five hours’ battery life in full notebook mode and up to eight hours in tablet mode. Notebook mode battery life can also be increased to up to eight hours by disabling the dock’s hard drive and ports, leaving the keyboard and touchpad active. Up to two weeks’ standby time and two-second ‘instant-on’ means ASUS Transformer Book is always ready for action, too.


Ideal for entertainment

When it comes to entertainment, ASUS Transformer Book’s 13.3” 1080p Full HD display renders movies, photos and games with exquisite clarity. IPS display technology ensures vivid and accurate color reproduction, with 178-degree wide viewing angles that keep the image bright and clear, even when seen from the side.
ASUS Transformer Book also delivers rich and immersive sound for all kinds of listening, thanks to high-quality stereo speakers in both notebook dock and tablet. Sound quality is further enhanced by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, and MaxxAudio sound processing from Waves, recipient of a Technical GRAMMY Award®. ASUS Transformer Book features a front HD camera and an array microphone that are perfectly suited to video chat, plus an optional 5-megapixel rear camera with 720p HD video recording.


High-Speed Bridge technology for high-performance storage

ASUS Transformer Book features dedicated storage for both notebook and tablet modes for ‘best-of-both-worlds’ mobile flexibility. A choice of 320GB or 500GB hard drives offer ample capacity for industry-standard software and personal data in notebook mode, while a 128GB SSD gives blisteringly fast storage for apps, movies, music and games in tablet mode. With the main PC components housed in the tablet, and the hard drive and expansion ports in the notebook dock, exclusive ASUS High-Speed Bridge technology ensures maximum performance in notebook mode, with a high-bandwidth connection between dock and tablet that’s faster even than USB 3.0.

ASUS Transformer Book TX300

  • Windows 8 Pro or other editions available
  • Multi-touch 13-inch Full HD display with IPS technology for 178-degree wide viewing angles
  • Intel® Core™i7 processor for outstanding notebook and tablet performance
  • Separate notebook and tablet storage, with high-capacity hard drive and ultra-fast SSD
  • ASUS SonicMaster audio with Bang & Olufsen ICEPower for rich and detailed sound 

Precision-Engineered Ultraportability

ASUS Transformer Book is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet with a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. Inspired by the beautiful Zenbook ultraportable, Transformer Book features a sleek profile and a precision-engineered all-metal design with unique spun metal finish that’s the result of a sophisticated 32-step manufacturing process. Transformer Book is as striking as it is resilient and is perfect proof of the ASUS spirit of persistent perfection.

High-performance portability

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Whether used as a Windows 8 multi-touch tablet or a notebook with keyboard and touchpad, ASUS Transformer Book always has incredible performance on tap. A choice of 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors seamlessly switch between applications for effortless multi-tasking with Windows 8 apps, while Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers an automatic burst of speed whenever it’s required. Enjoy smooth HD movie playback, responsive gaming and incredible sound quality, thanks to ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.

Storage Options for Two Ways of Working

With two types of internal storage device, ASUS Transformer Book works the way you want to. As a tablet, the 128GB SSD means apps launch near-instantly for a slick and seamless Windows 8 experience, while ASUS WebStorage ensures easy access to secure cloud storage when travelling far and wide. Connect ASUS Transformer Book to its notebook dock and it instantly becomes a fully functional notebook with up to a 500GB hard drive, with exclusive ASUS high-speed bridge technology that ensures blisteringly fast 5Gbit/s data transfer speeds.

Backlit keyboard

In Notebook Mode, ASUS Transformer Book features a backlit keyboard with ambient light control that automatically adjusts its brightness to suit the surroundings, making it easy to keep on top of any productivity task.

Smart Battery Technology

ASUS Transformer Book has up to five hours’ battery life in full notebook mode and up to eight hours in tablet mode. Power Up! technology extends notebook battery life still further by disabling the dock’s hard drive and ports to leave the keyboard and touchpad active, giving up to eight hours’ use. 

More Than a Mobile Dock

ASUS Transformer Book has a mobile dock that’s more than just a backlit keyboard and smart gesture touchpad. With a 500GB hard drive, two USB 3.0 ports and Gigabit LAN, it’s a fully featured notebook with a built-in battery of its own.

No more waiting to work

With up to two weeks’ standby time in Notebook mode, there’s no need to waste time waiting for ASUS Transformer Book to shut down, while two-second resume from standby means it’s ready for action when you are.

Brilliant High-Definition Display

ASUS Transformer Book features a Full HD display with 1080p resolution and IPS technology for an incredibly crisp and detailed image, with a wide 178° viewing angle. Multi-touch support gives full fingertip control with Windows 8 too, while Mini Display Port makes it easy to connect an HDTV for big-screen viewing.

Superior Sound Quality

Developed with the audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, ASUS SonicMaster technology delivers outstanding cinematic sound quality. Four speakers in Notebook mode give an immersive listening experience and MaxxAudio provides fully customizable EQ control for perfect results with movies, music and games. Audio recording is crystal-clear too, thanks to a high quality array mic that filters background noise.

High-Quality Cameras

Accidentally tripping over a plugged-in notebook power lead risks damage to the lead, the notebook — and, worst of all, you. Transformer Book solves this problem with a clever power lead that doesn’t plug into a socket, but snaps onto it magnetically. A firm tug is enough to break the connection safely, so there’s no risk of dragging Transformer Book off a desk by snagging its power lead, or having it snatched from your hands if you pick it up when still plugged in.

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ASUS Transformer Book TX300 Specifications

  • Processor
    Intel® Core™ i7 3517U Processor
    Intel® Core™ i5 3317U Processor
  • Operating System
    Windows 8 Pro
    Windows 8
  • Memory
    DDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, OnBoard Memory 4 GB
  • Display
    13.3" 16:9 IPS FHD (1920x1080) Glare panel
  • Graphic
    Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000
  • Storage
    320GB HDD With 128 G SSD
    500GB HDD With 128 G SSD
  • Card Reader
    2 -in-1 card reader ( SD/ MMC) card reader (Micro SD )
  • Camera
    HD Web Camera *1
  • Networking
    BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card)
  • Interface
    1 x COMBO audio jack
    2 x USB 3.0 port(s)
    1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
    1 x micro HDMI
    1 x Docking Connector
    1 x mini Display Port
    1 x SD card reader
  • Audio
    Built-in 4 Speakers And Microphone
    MaxxAudio support
  • Battery
    2Cells 5000 mAh Polymer Battery
    2Cells 3120 mAh Polymer Battery
  • Power Adapter
    Output :
    19 V DC, 3.42 A, 65 W
    Input :
    100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
  • Dimensions
    340 x 219 x 7.5 ~23 mm (WxDxH)
  • Weight
    1.9 kg (with Polymer Battery)
  • Certificates
    UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, CECP, RoHS, JATE
  • Manufacturer Warranty
    2-year limited International hardware warranty. *different by country
    On-line problem resolution through web interface (BIOS, Driver update)
    OS (Windows® 8 ) install/uninstall consultation
    Bundled software install/uninstall consultation

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