ASUS Transformer Book TX300: Review

ASUS Transformer Book TX300 is an ultraportable innovative able to transform from a normal laptop to a tablet by simply pulling the screen from the keyboard. With regard to the technical specifications, is based on an Intel Core i7-3571U, a memory 4 GB RAM, a solid state disk 128 GB and Windows 8 operating system. It has a 13.3-inch touch screen with IPS panel and Full HD resolution, 5 megapixel front camera, rear camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and microHDMI port.

ASUS Transformer Book TX300: Design

The ASUS Transformer Book TX300 is a tablet elegant, ultra-thin, refined design, brushed aluminum alloy body two-tone, so high quality. Presents, then, the characteristic of being able to be connected to a docking keyboard, which is Also elegant and subtle, That the functionality. As for dimensions, the tablet measures 340 mm wide, 213 mm deep and only 11 mm in thickness. The weight is 950 grams. Also it has a 13.3-inch LED display with IPS panel with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.

ASUS Transformer Book TX300: Features and Functionality

The ASUS Transformer Book TX300 was a hybrid device by ASUS at the end of last year. More than a tablet that can turn into the laptop, is to say the opposite, because looking at him with the keyboard attached, has all the appearance of a normal laptop, taking very aesthetically ultrabook by this manufacturer. It is also of high value  data sheet for the TX300.

Starting precisely from this, the tablet is based on an Intel Core i7-3517U up to model, operating system, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro on a memory, 4 GB RAM and a graphics card Intel HD Graphics 4000. As for storage, ASUS has adopted a hybrid solution consisting of a solid-state disk 128 GB located in tablet and classic hard drives up to 500GB hosted in the keyboard docking instead.

And the detachable keyboard is really the main strength of the ASUS Transformer Book TX300 as it allows to just turn it into a real laptop since it has all the keys of a classic handset. The tablet alone ensures maximum portability on the go, but connected to the dock. It  ensures maximum performance, even in a professional environment.

ASUS Transformer Book TX300

Among other things, the keyboard has a classic touchpad and backlight keys with adjustable brightness to suit ambient lighting. It also presents two USB 3.0 ports and a LAN port, and an internal battery which ensures, together with that of the tablet, a total range of about 6 hours. This is obviously indicative, that change depending on how you use the device.

Another peculiarity of the ASUS Transformer Book TX300 is the ability to enable and disable certain features of the dock and the tablet itself, so that you can save energy when those features are not used. Also notable is the startup time of Windows 8, about 10 seconds from cold, from standby and restarts in an instant.

Speaking of the rest of the functionality, the tablet includes an optional 5-megapixel rear camera, a front camera and a HD audio industry interesting, thanks to SonicMaster technology, developed in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen, which ensures a high-quality audio reproduction. Among other things, the speakers are 4, 2 of which are positioned on the tablet and 2 on the keyboard dock.

As for interfaces, the ASUS Transformer Book TX300 has miniHDMI output, LAN output, for the dock connector and SD card  slot, while the keyboard also includes mini display port and audio jack combo. Regarding connectivity there is Wi-Fi, you can surf the Internet without wires connecting to the special hotspot, and Bluetooth version 4.0, to connect to other wireless devices. The autonomy of the only tablet reaches a maximum of 4 hours.


Internal capacity of the pad only, No SIM card slots; Dimensions and weight high for a tablet; Price Conclusion: The ASUS Transformer Book TX300 is a great hybrid device that can be used as a tablet or notebook computer as needed. The manufacturing quality is very high and the keyboard docking is very advanced, with its own autonomy and its own hard disk.

The audio department collaborates with Bang & Olufsen and sees two speakers also on the dock. The price is particularly high, and it remains to be seen whether fully justified, given that the rear camera is optional and that lack, both GPS and the SIM card slot.

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PROS : Processor; Keyboard separable display full HD, HDMI port, internal capacitance of the docking, front camera, Windows 8, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, Good overall autonomy.

CONS : Internal capacity of the pad only, No SIM card slots; Dimensions and weight high for a tablet; Price.

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