Asus Flip, Chromebook and T100HA Preview




Taiwan is home to Asus and at the Computex trade show, the company picks also traditionally the big time. We got all new all-in-ones , sound cards and ultrabooks , but the Asus showed even more to see, including a convertible Chromebook, a new transformer Flip and a slightly modified Transformer T100.

Asus Transformer Flip TP200

The first laptops that we ran into is the Transformer Flip TP200, a convertible laptop for, probably, not too high a price. The TP200 is equipped with a screen that is completely to fold around the housing and is equipped with an Intel processor from the Braswell series.

The Transformer Flip-name is not new, because Asus already built a 13.3 “- 15,6” -Flip in the same series. The 13.3 “model we tested a tight year ago and when we were not so fond of the flip-concept, especially because Asus pretty much money asked for the laptop and a TN panel with poor viewing angles mounted. Particularly in convertibles you will often change viewing angle and a panel with good viewing angles we can find a requirement.

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Asus has apparently attracted criticism because the TP200 has an IPS panel with very decent viewing angles. The resolution of the 11.6 “screen is still 1366×768 pixels, but given the Braswell hardware price will not be too high and a higher screen unrealistic Despite -. Presumably – see the low price laptop not really cheap out there. The top of the screen is made of metal, probably aluminum, which in vertical stripes is brushed, which gives the laptop an ultrabook-like appearance. The inside is made of aluminum, making the laptop somewhat resembles a Zenbook, were it not Zenbooks are much thinner and have a full metal body.

The bottom of the case does not betray that this is a high-end laptop, because the plastic asset. The plastic proved to be fairly susceptible to scratching, because of the demonstrator plastic was already pretty battered. The bottom of the housing extends into the side, where we are on the right just find a USB 2.0 connection. The left side of the laptop is interesting, because Asus has installed a USB port c. Before the start of Computex we got usb c barely in the wild, but at Computex swarming motherboards, all-in-ones and laptops of the connection are provided, ie including the TP200. The USB-c-terminal will not be used to recharge the laptop, this is a separate connection is present.

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Except USB c there are also a USB 3.0 port, micro SD and micro HDMI any, with which the laptop still quite rich features. The hardware consists, as mentioned in an Braswell-soc, the fastest variant is probably a Pentium N3700, as we saw in the demo model. Working memory is up to 4GB in size and storage is provided by 32 or 64GB EMMC or SSD with a capacity of 128GB. Asus provides a battery life of eight hours during browsing, but does not specify under what conditions tested.

We suspect that TP200 has to compete with other convertibles like the Acer Aspire R11 , the Toshiba Satellite Radius and the HP Pavilion 11 x360. The price for the entry level, we also estimate a euro or four hundred, the SSD version will probably be more expensive. Whether this version also comes to the Netherlands or Belgium is not yet known at this time. Moreover, the Windows laptop turned 10 and will therefore not for July 29, the release date of Windows 10, are available.


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