ASUS Transformer Book Gets the Haswell Upgrade

Posted on 04 September 2013 by

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The ASUS T300 with Haswell was kind of a known factor back in June but today ASUS made that official with the Transformer Book T300 announcement. This 13.3” 2-in-1 will benefit greatly from Haswell but it looks like ASUS haven’t done any re-design around it. It still weighs 1.9KG

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Specifications: ASUS TRANSFORMER BOOK T300

  • Processor: Intel® Core i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i7-4500
  • Operating system: Windows® 8 / Windows® 8 Pro
  • Display: 13-inch 10-point touch 1.920 x 1.080 Full HD IPS
  • Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000 series.
  • Memory: Up to 8GB DDR3 RAM
  • Storage: 64 GB / 128 GB / 256 GB NGFF SSD
  • Rear camera: 1.080p Full HD
  • Front camera: 720p HD
  • Connectivity on Tablet: 802.11n, Bluetooth 4.0 (optional), USB 3.0 Port, Micro-HDMI 1.4, 3,5 mm headset, MicroSD slot.
  • Dock: Micro-USB 3.0 Port
  • Audio:Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster
  • Battery:Lithium-Polymer (6710 mAh)
  • Size, Tablet: 342 x 216 x 11,5 mm, 1,1 kg
  • Size, Dock: 340 x 216 x 11 mm, 0,8 kg

 

The tablet component weighs 1.1KG which is far more than it needs to, especially now that Haswell is here and some even lower TDP CPUs are coming.

As for pricing and availability, well, how about ‘unknown.’ At least we’ll get some hands-on for you at IFA over the next few days. Until then…

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  • Harry Lim

    As far as I am concerned, the redesign and changes made here are every bit right, except that Asus have not been forward looking enough to add in 4G connectivity. Hasn’t the tablet been designed for portability/road warriors? These are people who will just bring the tablet along for battles and leave the keyboard dock back in the office or home.

    Of course, one would wish the tablet to be as light as possible.

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