The ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T carries a suggested retail price of P27,995, while the ASUS Transformer Book Trio is priced at P49,995 for the Core i5 configuration and P54,995 for the Core i7 configuration.
Both devices were showcased in the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and are part of the trend of the transformation of the Windows notebook PC in the era dominated by tablets and portable devices.
ASUS Transformer Book Trio
The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a 3-in-1 device: it is an ultraportable device with a two-part dockable design that can be used by one person as a laptop, or by two people as a separate tablet and desktop PC.
With the ability to switch between Windows 8 and Android at the press of a button, Transformer Book Trio offers unmatched 3-in-1 flexibility for users who want the best of all mobile worlds.
It features a sleek and durable metallic design, and is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core processor for seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency in Windows 8 laptop mode.
When it’s time for entertainment to take over from productivity, the 11.6-inch display detaches from the ‘PC Station’ keyboard dock for use as a multi-touch Android tablet with its own Intel Atom dual-core processor and up to 64GB of solid-state storage.
With the display docked, Transformer Book Trio can switch instantly between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 by pressing the dedicated ‘Trio’ key on the keyboard, with data shared between the two operating system’s via the tablet’s storage.
The Transformer Book Trio’s PC Station (keyboard dock) can be used as a self-contained desktop PC when connected to an external display via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI.
ASUS Transformer Pad TF701T
The new ASUS Transformer Pad is perfect for on-the-go entertainment, thanks to a durable metallic design that’s just 8.9mm thick and weighs 585g. A high-quality speaker with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology gives loud, clear sound for music, movies and games, while the 17-hour battery life when docked means the new ASUS Transformer Pad lasts for two full working days between charges.
It features a 10.1-inch high-performance IGZO-TFT display with reduced energy consumption and a very wide color gamut. The 2560 x 1600 WQXGA resolution gives an extraordinarily sharp image, while IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology ensures accurate color reproduction, wide 178-degree viewing angles and excellent daylight visibility.
It also features a front 1.2-megapixel camera for crystal-clear video chat and a rear 5-megapixel camera that captures full-resolution photos while shooting simultaneous 1080p Full HD video.
The new ASUS Transformer Pad is more than just a high-performance tablet — it’s also an extremely capable Android laptop, thanks to its Mobile Dock. The dock’s full-size keyboard with a large multi-touch touchpad makes the new ASUS Transformer Pad perfect for productivity apps and the Microsoft Office-compatible Polaris Office suite is supplied pre-installed.