Asus Transformer Book T302 To Launch In June – July

Asus Transformer Book T302, the successor to the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi, will launch starting in June in select markets, but with a release within July for all main markets. Asus Transformer Book T302 is a 12.5-inch Windows 10 2-in-1 tablet with Intel Core m3 and m7 processor choices, as well as 1920 x 1080, or 2560 x 1440 resolution choices.

The predecessor occasionally had a few quality glitches, so hopefully these problems have been addressed in the successor. The tablet has a lot of model name variations by the way, depending on the market, with these being Asus Transformer Book T302, T302CA, T302C, T302 Chi, and T32C.

The new 2016-2017 Asus Transformer Book T302 is basically a modernization of its predecessor. The specs that are new are the choice between the 6th generation Intel Core m3 (6Y30) Skylake processor, or the Intel Core m7 (6Y75) Skylake processor (the T300 Chi had Intel Core m 5Y10/5Y71 choices).

Along with the new processors, also comes the new GPU, now the Intel HD Graphics 515 on both models. RAM options are still 4GB and 8GB DDR3 RAM like before, but a third storage option of 512GB is added to the 128GB and 256GB storage choices.

Asus Transformer Book T302
Asus Transformer Book T302

The display resolution is also the same 1920 x 1080, or 2560 x 1440 resolution choices on the 12.5-inch screen.

The battery has been changed from a 32 Whrs battery to a 38 Whrs battery now, with one battery in the tablet, and another in the keyboard. The battery life is about 7 to 8 hours on the tablet, and 7 to 8 hours in the keyboard. Battery power management issues were frequently reported on the predecessor, so it will be smart if Asus have fixed this properly.

The final upgrade is the inclusion of two USB 3.1 Type-C ports on the Asus 302. Additional ports are a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port on the keyboard dock.

Asus Transformer Book T302 has become a little bit thicker and heavier this year, with a 8.05 mm thickness and a weight of 750 grams. That pushes it further away from its two main competitors, the Huawei MateBook and Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, both of which have focused on portability, by being slimmer and lighter.

The rest of the specifications are left unchanged on the new Asus Transformer Book T302 including design. It still only has a 0.9MP front camera (720p) with no rear camera, and has 2×2 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi support along with Bluetooth 4.1.

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– Tom Bowen

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