Asus kicked off the Computex 2016 with the launch of Zenfone 3-series smartphones, ZenBook 3 ultra-thin laptop and three new 2-in-1s in the Transformer series. With touchscreen display, kickstands and detachable keyboard, the Transformer line of hybrid laptop and tablet heavily borrows its design cues from Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Running on Windows 10 and powered by Intel s Core i7 processors, the Transformer 3-series 2-in-1s also feature USB Type-C connector for charging and data transfer. While the Transformer 3 Pro boasts powerful hardware of the three, the Mini features a lightweight design of them all. Also Read - Asus commercial PCs launched in India: Check out the new machinesAlso Read - Asus to launch commercial laptop lineup today: How to watch livestream
Asus Transformer 3 Pro price, specifications, features: Featuring an 8.35mm thin aluminum body with diamond-cut edges, the Transformer 3 Pro is incredibly durable, and designed for work and play, Asus claims. It features an integrated metal kickstand along with a stepless hinge that allows users to set the Transformer 3 Pro in any viewing angle up to 170-degrees. Asus has also included a transformer cover backlit keyboard with it, which will be offered in amber, charcoal, taupe and stone color variants. Also Read - Asus updates its ROG, TUF and VivoBook gaming series with 10th Gen Intel processors
The Transformer 3 Pro flaunts a 12.6-inch display that runs at a resolution of 2880×1920 pixels with a pixel density of 275ppi. It is powered by seventh gen Intel s Core i7 processor paired with 16GB of RAM running at 2,133MHz. On the storage front, it includes a 1TB SSD. There is also a 13-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera with integration of Windows Hello for facial recognition.
On the connectivity front, you get USB Type-C 3.1 connector with peak transfer speeds of up to 10Gbps and a Thunderbolt 3 port with peak transfer rate of 40Gbps and support for dual external 4K UHD display. USB 3.0 and HDMI port connectivity is also present in the Asus Transformer Pro 3.
Asus has also added dual front stereo speakers with Harman Kardon audio support for offering a good music listening experience. Offered in icicle gold and glacier gray color options, the Transformer 3 Pro price starts at $999 (which is approximately Rs 67,000). However, there is no word on Indian availability yet.
Asus Transformer 3 price, specifications, features: The Transformer 3 is a slightly less powerful 2-in-1 with prices starting at $799 (which is approximately Rs 53,600). However, details about Indian availability are scarce at the moment. It features the same 12.6-inch display of resolution 2880×1920 pixels with pixel density of 275ppi. It is powered by Intel s seventh gen core processor paired with 8GB of RAM. The Transformer 3 also includes 512GB SSD, a built-in fingerprint scanner and front-facing camera with Windows Hello integration. Rest of the connectivity options are the same as the Transformer 3 Pro.
Asus Transformer Mini specifications, features: As the name suggests, it is the smaller variant with 10.1-inch display, weighs 790g and is just 8.2mm thin. It also comes with integrated kickstand, stepless smart hinge and a built-in fingerprint scanner. However, Asus didn t mention anything about its hardware, pricing and release date as yet.