ASUS TX201LA Transformer Trio 11.6-inch Touchscreen 3-In-1 Tablet/PC/Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 4200U/Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 516GB Storage, LAN, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
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- It's a laptop. It's a tablet. It's a desktop PC - the Transformer Book Trio is more than just a sleek and stylish ultraportable laptop -- it's 3 computers in 1
- Transformer Book Trio is designed for touch and gives complete fingertip control for everything you do
- Transformer Book Trio doesn't just look great, thanks to SonicMaster technology it sounds great too
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The Asus Transformer Book Trio is laptop like no other - it's three computers in one.
Detach the 11.6 inch display and you have a lightweight multi-touch tablet, powered by a powerful Intel Atom processor, and with 2Gb RAM and 16Gb eMMC storage. The PC Station keyboard dock has it's own powerful Intel Core i5 processor, 4Gb RAM and a large 500Gb hard drive, so together with the tablet you have a powerful, yet compact notebook. Finally, the PC Station keyboard dock can be connected to an external monitor and used as a standalone desktop PC so, if you can't decide which format is best for you and your family, the Transformer Book trio is perfect for you.
Transformer Book Trio is designed for touch and gives complete fingertip control for everything you do and however you do it. In conjunction with the touch-optimised Windows 8 Operating System, the Transformer Book Trio will reinvent the way to work and play.
Transformer Book Trio doesn't just look great, it sounds great too. Key to it's success is Asus' unique SonicMaster technology, and a team of dedicated audio engineers who expertly balance high-quality audio hardware and professional-grade audio processing techniques to ensure the best possible audio.
ASUS Transformer Trio Tablet
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Top Customer Reviews
The tablet works fine and is surprisingly light . In landscape mode it can be a challenge to reach all the touch screen whilst nestled in bed. I am starting to get used to the Asus flavour of Android.
It is nice to be able to use the keyboard on Android as well as the touch screen.
The Windows to Android switch worked well until I updated to 8.1.
DO NOT UPGRADE O 8.1 UNTIL ASUS SORT OUT THE DRIVER.
At the moment all works well until the machine gets turned off and then the switch facility does not work, just a blank screen.
THIS IS A KNOW PROBLEM AT THE MOMENT.
It took me most of the day to sort out the problem.
1. The obvious; you get two machines in one - a Windows 8 touchscreen laptop and an Android tablet.
2. It's well made and feels like a quality device.
3. Seems fast enough though could have done with an SSD option.
4. The integration between Windows and Android works well. You can see the Android microSD card in File Explorer and copy files to and from.
5. Switching between Windows and Android is seamless - just press a button on the keyboard and it swaps quickly.
6. The base unit is totally independent and can be plugged into a monitor etc allowing you to then use the tablet completely separately.
7. The Android tablet is fairly light given it's size.
8. The Android tablet has a microSD for expansion and supports USB OTG.
9. If you leave the tablet plugged into the base unit when in Android mode the keyboard and touchpad make it a surprisingly usable alternative to Windows for email, basic documents etc.
1. It's pretty heavy for it's size. I don't find it a problem but some might. Whether it's heavier than a laptop and tablet carried together is debatable though.
2. The tablet isn't as fast as, say, the latest Nexus 7. Personally, it's fast enough for anything I want it do but if you're looking to play the latest games then check the specs.
3. If you're used to an iPad 4x3 screen, the tablet seems weirdly long and thin as it's 16x9. You get used to it though.
4. It does not appear to be upgradeable. There seems to be no access to the hard disk or memory.
Overall, this is a very good device and you do genuinely get the best of both worlds.Read more ›
Lets start with the pros, as I would be remiss if I didn't let you know what I liked about the machine. When it works, it is convenient to have Windows 8 and Android on the go. The touch screen is responsive and looks good (while its working, more on that later) and I personally like the tablets large size for watching movies and TV shows. The desktop does start up pretty quickly, in my opinion. And I can see, if you have a family, how it would be convenient to have your kids playing on the tablet, and you using the desktop (or vice-versa). However, most of these positive points are unrealized and let down by poor hardware and software options.
Now for the cons. Like I said, I feel like I have just had one bad experience after another with this product. It will probably be easiest to read if I bullet point each comment.
- Firstly, when you update to Windows 8.1, there is not a driver in place to turn the screen back on once it goes to sleep. This is a very common problem and if you do a Google search on the subject, many users are having this problem. Some people have been able to stop their computer from going to sleep, which in their case resolves the problem. However, no matter what I tried, this did not work for me and I had to restore it to factory settings so it would run Windows 8 again (where the screen works).
- Its just so damned slow! For a new piece of tech, I was expecting my Windows 8 experience to be zippy and quick.Read more ›