Asus is having another go at finding the best convergence between tablet and laptop form factors. The Taiwanese computer manufacturer has launched a new convertible device called the Transformer Book T100HA, which runs Windows 10 out of the box. The company has also launched the Transformer Book Flip TP200SA, which as the name suggests can flip 360 degrees around its hinge.
The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is a tablet that comes with a detachable keyboard. In terms of the specifications, the Book T100HA comes equipped with a rather moderate hardware modules. It sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1280x800 resolution at 129 pixels per inch.
It is powered by an Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor clocked at 2.24GHz. For memory, users have an option to choose between 2GB and 4GB, whereas for storage they can choose between 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. For operating system too, you can choose between Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro. On the connectivity front, there is a USB Type-C port, a USB 2.0 port, a Micro-USB 2.0 port, a Micro-HDMI port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
(Also see: Windows 10 Home vs. Windows 10 Pro: What's the Difference, and Which One Is for You?)
The Book T100HA comes with 30Whr battery, which as the company claims, could last for 12 hours on a single charge under 'normal' usage. There is a keyboard too when you want to use the Book T100HA as a laptop. It connects to the Book T100HA using neodymium magnets. The hybrid comes in tin gray, silk white, aqua blue, and rouge pink colour options. On the camera front, there's a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel sensor placed at the rear end.
The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA sports an 11.6-inch display of 1366x768 pixels resolution. The display can flip over 360 degrees around its hinge.It is powered by an Intel Pentium N3700 quad-core processor. Users also have a choice to get the device with a Celeron N3050 dual-core chipset. You can have up to 4GB of RAM, and either a 32GB eMMC or 64GB eMMC for internal storage. Alternatively, there is also an option for 128GB SSD drive.
On the connectivity front, you get a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, a USB Type-C port, and a Micro-HDMI port. The Book Flip TP200SA runs Windows 10 - though you have the option to decide which edition of Windows 10 it should run. It packs in a 38Whr battery, which can last up to 8 hours on a single charge, the company said. There's a web camera in there as well.
The Asus Transformer Book T100HA will be available in some regions at a starting price point of $299 (roughly Rs. 19,700). The Book Flip, on the other hand, starts at $349 (roughly Rs. 23,000). There's no confirmation on their Indian availability as yet.