The Intel Core i5 version of the brand new 12.6-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA) is being launched in United States on November 4, and this Windows tablet does take specs up a notch here and there in the tablet category to which it belongs:
There is an Intel Core i7 version and an Intel Core i5 version of the Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA), and it’s the Intel Core i5 model with the 6200U processor that is now in stores (model number T303UA-DH54T).
(UPDATED: Asus Transformer 3 Pro with Intel Core i7 and 16GB RAM has now been released too)
Asus Transformer 3 Pro was unveiled at Computex in Taiwan on May 30, and with its Intel Core processor and 2880 x 1920 resolution display, is an alternative to the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, the Acer Switch Alpha 12, and I wouldn’t leave out the Dell XPS 12 with Intel Core m5 processor and 4K display either depending on what your priorities are.
So apart from having one of the most powerful processors, and the highest resolution display alongside Dell XPS 12 and Surface Book, the Intel Core i5 model also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. The 12.6-inch screen has blue light filter, a 3:2 aspect ratio, and 85% NTSC with 121% sRGB.
Since this a Asus flagship tablet or 2-in-1, it has high specs all around, such as dual-band a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a USB 3.1 Type-C port and Thunderbolt, a USB 3.0 port, a HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
For secure login there is a 2MP IR front camera for Windows Hello and other apps, while on the back of the tablet, there’s a 13MP camera.
The Transformer 3 Pro also has 2 watt stereo speakers by Harmon Kardon, so those are powerful speakers for a tablet, in addition to dual array microphones, and it comes with both the backlit keyboard and the 1024 pressure sensitive Active Pen stylus included.
The tablet itself is made out of aluminum-magnesium alloy with a thickness of 8.35 mm and a weight of 795 grams. The built-in kickstand has multiple angles to adjust it into, with 155 degree variations. The Asus Transformer 3 Pro battery life is 9 hours long on this Intel Core i5 model.
A unique tablet accessory for this Windows 10 tablet is the ROG XG Station 2 GPU booster for much more powerful GPU so you can do serious gaming in 4K across several monitors connected to the tablet.
– Jim Miller