ASUS Transformer Book T300 to get Haswell Upgrade

Updated on 04 June 2013 by

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You’re looking at buying a Transformer Book? Wait! A Haswell refresh is coming and it could make a huge difference. Mobilegeeks spotted the refreshed (not redesigned) T300 model at Computex today. Video below.

As Haswell-based Ultrabooks aren’t expected until the Aug-Sept timeframe there’s still a long time to wait so if you’re really looking for a Transformer Book now, maybe a few weeks wait will pay off in terms of price reductions. One wonders why ASUS didn’t just wait for Haswell in the first place.

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7 Comments For This Post

  1. tom dror says:

    but why only 4gb ram?
    its the only reason i didnt buy it until now
    for havy duty usged its need to be at least 8gb ram

  2. Steve Chippy Paine says:

    What sort of ‘heavy-duty’ scenario?
    Chippy.

  3. khakz says:

    Well, they’ve upgraded to Haswell but switched from aluminium to plastic, the tablet looks a lot thicker and the dock is just keyboard and trackpad (no battery, no extra ports and no HDD). It kind a fells like a downgrade to me.
    Hopefully with Haswell you can get the same battery life as with Ivy Bridge and the extra battery. Also the dock looks a lot lighter. But the plastic in the tablet really disappointed me. I was also expecting a HD5000.

  4. waris says:

    Will this be powerful enough to use photoshop etc?

  5. vie2004 says:

    Very, very disappointing!
    I expected similar specs of the TX300CA with the added features & performance of the Haswell chip-set. Agree with khakz here – all around a definite downgrade, not worth waiting for…

  6. heru says:

    Why are they removing the HDD from the dock? That’s the most important feature which I think will make the laptop + tablet hybrid concept works!

  7. Peter says:

    This appears to be the new T300 not TX300, so obviously ASUS is releasing a cheaper model to go along with its more premium model.

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