Asus announced a new Transformer Book today, but unlike the Transformer Book tablets, this is a 360 degree revolving Flip device that doesn’t detach from the keyboard.
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA is an 11.6-inch notebook with Windows 10 and Windows 10 Pro that will be launched September 29. The price starts at $349:
And for those dollars we’re served a choice of either a quad-core Intel Pentium N3700 processor, or a dual-core Celeron N3050 “Braswell” processor. It will have up to 4GB of DDR3L RAM at 1600 MHz, and storage options of either 32GB or 64GB eMMC storage, or 128GB of SSD storage, while we also get microSD card support.
The resolution is laptop traditional, at 1366 x 768 but with 178-degree wide angle IPS, and there’s a webcam there too for Skype and other video chat apps, at 0.3MP (480 x 640) on the front.
A highlight is 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support, which is neat. The speakers have Asus SonicMaster audio technology which is okay too. Ports include a USB-C port, USB 3.0 port, and another USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI port, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
The battery life of this Braswell notebook is 8 hours, while the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA weighs 1200 grams, which Asus calls feather light. That’s some feather.
It has a very modern design and one-way metal brush finish that we are currently seeing on a few laptops and notebooks, with color options of dark blue and crystal silver.
Th revolving display or keyboard is practical and means that you can put it up in tent mode when viewing videos, or you can lay it flat too. And this Windows 10 notebook has a touch screen, with 10 finger multi-touch support.
– Jim Miller