Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Asus Transformers 3 Cheaper Than Surface Pro 4 Core i5

ASUS recently launched its latest generation 2-in-1 laptop/tablet, the Transformer 3 Pro at Computex 2016 in Taiwan, a two-in-one device that doesn’t look all too different from Microsoft’s popular hybrid. Transformer is going to offer tough competition to its competitors Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro.

The Transformer 3 Pro touts a 12.6-inch display that is slightly bigger than the Surface Pro 4 at 12.3 inches, which makes for a small but meaningful difference. Asus also ups the resolution to 2880 x 1920p, giving it a 3K device with 121% RGB. All of this fits into a frame that weighs 795g and measures 289 x 211 x 8.35mm. That is a bit wider, but shorter and noticeably thinner than what you’ll get from Microsoft.

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You have the choice of four different colors when it comes to the Transformer 3 Pro: Stone, Amber, Taupe, and Charcoal. The Surface Pro 4 however, comes in just one: silver.

Despite the lightweight build, the Asus new Transformers 3 houses the latest Intel Core processors that come out with i5 and i7, both promising snappy performance and power. Add to that the 8 gigabyte of RAM for increased potency.

The base model for the Asus Transformers 3 comes with 4 gigabyte of RAM with the Intel i5 processor and 256 gigabyte. The high-end model comes with the i7 chipset, 8 gigabyte of RAM and 512 gigabyte of storage.

It comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port, which should make it easy for users to connect various secondary devices. It helps the USB-C port for faster data transfer. The battery life lasts for 9 hours, according to Asus.

The Asus new Transformers 3 also comes with a fingerprint scanner, which makes use of Windows 10’s Windows Hello feature, the biometric sys of the operating system that also supports iris scanning.

The device guarantees amazing sound experience with is built-in Harmon Kardon speakers. Virtual Reality (VR) support via it’s Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU is also integrated.

The pricing for Asus Transformers 3 starts with $799. It is expected to hit the market this August. The Asus new Transformers 3 also comes with two more versions.