Asus transformer book flip tp300la

Summary: If you"re after a convertible 13 inch ultrabook with Haswell hardware that checks most of the right boxes & starts at as little as $700, the hãng asus Transformer Book Flip TP300 should be on your list. It is however rather massive & heavy for a 13 incher, and that alone could be enough to steer some of you towards other devices.


good looking & solid built, good keyboard, trackpad và screen, plenty of hardware configurations, nâng cấp friendly, convertible, fair price


bulky và heavy, prone lớn smudges và fingerprints, difficult to use in tablet mode, small touchpad

The hãng asus Transformer Book Flip TP300L is a nice looking Haswell powered máy tính with a convertible screen, with a start-price of roughly $700 at launch (will get cheaper down the road).

I’ve told you a few things about this line before, now it’s time for a proper review. I’ve got my hands on a TP300LA model (top configuration, without a dedicated graphics chip) for the last two weeks & put it to lớn test. It is a pre-production sample though, as the actual retail units will only hit the stores in a few weeks, but it is identical lớn what you’ll be able khổng lồ find in shops.

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The Transformer Book Flip is Asus’s mainstream ultrabook line for the rest of 2014 and the TP300 is the 13 inch model within this series, with 14 and 15 inch versions also available. They are meant khổng lồ offer good value for the money, so if you’re on the market for a Haswell máy vi tính and don’t want lớn spend a lot for one, these units should definitely be on your radar, next khổng lồ the Lenovo IdeaPad U và Flex 2 series, khổng lồ name just some of the direct competitors.

But is the hãng asus Transformer Book TP300 actually any good? Is there anything flawed about it and is it worth your hard earned buck? Well, keep reading & you’ll find out.

Update1: Added configurations & prices for both the TP300LA và the TP300LD.

Update2: Looks lượt thích this laptop is available from BestBuy as the asus Q302LA 2-in-1 laptop, with a black (dark grey) case.

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300 video review

The specs sheet for the asus Transformer Book Flip TP300

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA
Screen13.3 inch, 1920 x 1080 px resolution, IPS, touchscreen
ProcessorIntel Haswell chip core i7-4510U CPU
ChipsetIntel HM87
Videointegrated hãng sản xuất intel 4400 HD
Memory8 GB DDR3
Storage128 GB SSD
ConnectivityWireless N, Bluetooth
Ports1 x USB 2.0, 3 x USB 3.0, SD thẻ reader, HDMI, volume rocker, Windows Start button
Battery50 Wh
Operating systemWindows 8.1 Pro
Size22 mm think – 322 x 232 x 22 mm
Weightabout 1.75 kilogam (3.85 pounds)
Extrasstereo speakers, HD webcam

Design và exterior

The TP300 will not take many praises for its slender body. In fact, it tips the scales at 3.85 pounds, is about 22 mm (0.9 inch) thick và its rectangular footprint is rather tall for a 13 incher, mainly dues khổng lồ its hinge, but we’ll get lớn that in a second. On the other hand, the entire thing feels solid on the desk và in hand & quite comfortable to lug around, as long as you don’t plan lớn use it in tablet mode much. Because that’s when you’ll really feel the weight & bulk. Lifting a nearly 4 pounds tablet is really a killer for my arms.

Aesthetically, the TP300 is quite appealing. It has some scents of laptop apple macbook Pros and some standard asus lines. Metal is used for the lid cover, a dark brushed sheet of metal that will catch fingerprints and smudges lượt thích crazy. No kidding! Metal is used for the interior as well, but this time it’s a simple hunk of sturdy aluminum, with straights edges. The bottom is covered by a soft and smooth plastic, which does offer good grip, but is also prone lớn retaining smudges.

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There are plenty of reasons why the asus Transformer Book Flip TP300 could be the ideal laptop for you

The price is a bit higher than I would have hoped and just too close the the Zenbook UX303LA, which lacks the convertible display, but is much sleeker & lighter. But the market will take care of that & the TP300 is going lớn get more affordable in a few months.

Long story short though, the hãng asus TP300 sacrifices the light-weight for the convertible form factor, without actually excelling as a tablet, so you should ask yourself if that’s a choice you would be happy with.

If yes, go and kiểm tra out this máy tính xách tay in stores, you won’t be disappointed.

If not, there are other options for you out there. The Lenovo Yoga 2 13 & the Dell Inspiron 13 7000 series are its closest matches, selling for pretty much the same amount of money, each with their pros & cons.

This list of the best 13 inch ultrabooks out there is a good place lớn start your search, alongside this other danh sách of affordable ultrabooks that sell for under $800. Hãng asus also have a few other interesting devices in stores, lượt thích the brand new Zenbook UX303LA/LN (without or with dedicated graphics), the sleek Zenbook Infinity UX301LA or the more affordable Vivobook S301/Q301 series. Or if you really want a compact và cheap laptop, you might look at these options or at these Chromebooks.

Either way, the TP300 is imh a solid laptop for the money. But I’d love khổng lồ know what vị you guys think about this asus Transformer Book Flip TP300, so make sure lớn leave your opinions below và your questions, if you have any; I’ll be around lớn reply.

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