ASUS Transformer 3 Will Definitely Put Your Surface Pro 4 To Shame – Check Out These Specs

Omar Sohail
Posted May 30, 2016
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Computex 2016 has finally brought together not one, but two Surface Pro 4 competitors in the form of ASUS Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3. Featuring Intel’s latest 7th generation processors, these 2-in-1 machines are definitely something that you would want to check out.

ASUS Transformer 3 And Transformer 3 Pro Feature Internals That Will Make Microsoft Think Long And Hard About Its Own Upcoming Powerful Slate

ASUS announced three 2-in-1 hybrids today at Computex 2016:

  • ASUS Transformer 3 Pro (which features the highest performing hardware out of the three)
  • ASUS Transformer 3 (which sits somewhere in the middle)
  • ASUS Transformer 3 Mini (this slate features the lowest hardware out of the three, but is still worthy enough to be purchased if you’re on a very tight budget)

Jumping in straight to the hardware specifications of all three machines, ASUS Transformer 3 Pro and the Transformer 3 sport a 12.6-inch display with a 2880 x 1920 resolution and 275 ppi pixel density. There are several other specification details that are common between the two products and they have been listed below:

  • USB Type-C port
  • Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Harmon Kardon speakers
  • USB 3.0 port
  • HDMI ports
  • Built-in fingerprint readers

As you might expect, both 2-in-1s are provide support for ASUS accessories and features, which are plentiful to be honest and have been listed below:

  • Pen
  • A Universal Dock
  • An AudioPod (which is basically a quad speaker with surround sound)
  • The ROG XG Station 2 (a unique graphics dock that allows you to connect the slate to a powerful machine and grant it immense graphics horsepower)

Both Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3 will be available in Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray. Coming to ASUS Transformer Mini, this 2-in-1 sports a 10.1-inch display, is 8.2mm thin and weighs 790 grams with the keyboard attached and 530 grams without it. The keyboard accessory is a little smaller with a 1.5mm key travel but luckily for you, it does have an integrated palm rest. Other features include a ZenSync smartphone integration that lets you sync up your text messages pretty much the same way you integrate iOS and OS X El Capitan. Unlike ASUS Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3, Transformer Mini and keyboard will ship in a variety of different colors, which have been listed below:

  • Quartz Gray
  • Pearl White
  • Amber
  • Mint Green
  • Icicle Gold
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What Are The Pricing Details Of These Slates?

Currently, availability details of all three Windows 10 powered tablets are unknown, but in case you wanted to know the pricing details, they have been listed below:

  • ASUS Transformer 3 Pro: $999 for the base model
  • ASUS Transformer 3: $799 for the base model
  • ASUS Transformer Mini: Pricing details currently not available

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Looking at these products, it looks like every ASUS tablet has been available for all market segments. Featuring a better performing processor and of course a boatload of other features, we can safely say that these machines will outperform a Surface Pro 4 by a mile. What do you guys think? Would you make a safe bet on all three ASUS tablets? Let us know your thoughts right away.

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