The fresh new Asus Transformer 3 Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet was unveiled today, replicating the success of the slim but powerful Windows 10 tablet Samsung Galaxy TabPro S.
However, there will be some time before the Asus Transformer 3 (T305CA) will be released, since it will be powered by the upcoming Intel Kaby Lake processor, and this processor is not yet available. Nevertheless, the tablet will be launched from $799 at the end of the year, or at the beginning of 2017.
Asus Transformer 3 has a 12.6-inch screen with 2880 x 1920 resolution display, has options of 4GB and 8GB SDRAM (1866 MHz), and options of 256GB or 512GB SSD storage.
It’s equipped with specs like complete dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1. a 5MP front camera and a 13MP rear camera, a USB 3.1. Type-C port, 2 watt Harman Kardon speakers, and a 38.5 Whrs polymer battery, good for a 9 hour battery life.
For a Windows tablet, just like the slim version from Samsung, it is relatively thin, at 6.9 mm, with a weight of 695 grams. And just like the Samsung tablet it has a fingerprint sensor.
The Asus Transformer 3 backlit keyboard that Asus calls origami keyboard, is optional. So the full price with the keyboard included will be higher than that of the Samsung tablet. Asus Transformer 3 also has support for the optional Asus stylus now called Active Pen, with 1024 pressure level support.
Precise availability dates have not been announced yet, although Asus believes in can be launched within Q3 this year.
– Tom Bowen