Apart from the Optimus G Pro, another top product dubbed the Asus Transformer Book TX300 convertible Windows 8 tablet which is currently running for the title of the world’s slimmest in its category, has been let out. At the launch event, Asus disclosed that the device will be available for purchase from the second week of July and has even mentioned a retail price.
The design adopted for the Asus Transformer Book TX300 isn’t fairly new as the manufacturer has been implementing it for quite some time now. Sporting a heavy price tag, the slate falls in the same category as the Vivo Tab series and the Taichi 21 which are convertible notebooks. Additionally, it’s inspired by the Zenbook, according to the company, and features an all-metal form factor with a spun finish.
When employed as a tablet, the Asus Transformer Book TX300 is 11mm thick, while the overall depth in laptop mode measures 12.9mm. Both, the slate and the dock weigh 0.95kg each. Buyers will basically receive a 13.3-inch IPS FHD touchscreen on the top along with a front-facing HD webcam as well as a rear-facing 5MP camera, while the lower half will sport a backlit keyboard.
Where hardware is concerned, the Asus Transformer Book TX300 comes with a third generation Core i5 processor, integrated HD Graphics 4000 and 4GB of DDR3 RAM. Storage needs are delivered by a 128GB SSD which is in the tablet and a 500GB HDD that’s situated within the dock. Additionally, there are dual 2-cell batteries as well, one 5000mAh and the other 3120mAh. For connectivity needs, there’s a plethora of ports and radios made available. They comprise of Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, RJ45 LAN, microHDMI, mini DisplayPort and a SD card reader.
The Transformer Book TX300 will go on sale after July 7 for a price of Rs 91,999. Other tablets from the Taiwanese manufacturer are also available in the country. They include the FonePad and the MeMO Pad ME172V which are selling for Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 9,999, respectively.