Asus Transformer Flip Book Review – More than flip flop




Because the screen we find the TP300LA not recommended. The viewing angles and low brightness disqualify the laptop as a convertible, so you’ll be using. Those opportunities in practice hardly The screen structure drives presumably the price and which falls to seven hundred euro also rather large. The battery life, the i5 processor and solid housing are positives, but are useful only if you have no problems with low screen brightness and poor viewing angles. Perhaps the TP300LD same laptop but with full HD screen, because of suffering less, so that laptop can be as intended use.

Long battery life
Rugged housing


Poor screen
No ssd or sshd

Tweakers zegt: matig
Price publication: € 700, –

Convertibles are not to imagine the range of laptop manufacturers. Away in 2014 Each brand has by now one or more convertibles in the range and a brand that is a very early start is Asus. The Asus Transformer series tied one of the first manufacturers to a separate keyboard on a 10.1 “-Android Honeycomb tablet and later became Windows laptops ‘sawn’ with the Transformer Book series as a result. Asus, however, not finished with convertibles and recently introduced the Transformer Flip, with a 360 degree swivel screen.

Asus Transformer Flip TP300 Asus we could use the 13,3 “-Flip, or TP300, borrow. The convertible makes use of a screen which is fully covered to fold back to the laptop computer so that a tablet is formed. There are also hybrids are possible, which the Asus’ viewer’- and ‘stand’ mode calls. We tested how the first embodiment in the Flip series performs and how the Flip system works in practice.

If you have owned the 13.3 “-Flip, we see that the weight is quite high. With the screen folded all the way through you’re stuck with a 1.8-pound tablet in your hands, and that leads soon allow you to him dough. Lay your tablet on your lap, you immediately notice the low quality of the screen, so you must support in order to have good picture and what more on page 3. heavy tablet yet

The metal housing of the TP300 feels in any case very firmly. The metal can be nowhere impressions; only the metal casing of the screen indicates that under pressure. That strength will be put to the test. If you’re in ‘stand’ mode, turn the laptop, the device relies on three thin rubber feet that keyboard and touchpad barely managed to protect. On a smooth, flat surface is fine, but if that is not the case, it seems great. The risk of scratches or damage to the keyboard

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It is also strange that the rubber feet are on only three sides of the laptop. The first scratch will thus probably arise on the side of the hinge, which is unprotected in position mode. The same applies to the “Viewer, mode, where the laptop on the exposed metal edge of the laptop stands. Show such mistakes in finishing that Asus may have something to easily thought about building a convertible, which we believe more than simply assembling a 360 degree swivel screen.
Keyboard and touchpad

The keyboard of the TP300 feels familiar and greatly resembles that of the Asus R453 . This means that the keys are some weak feedback, and that they leave indentations. Join a solid lock to below the top of the enclosure Do you have a light touch, that’s no problem, but otherwise your fingers easily touch the body during the transition to the next key.

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The touchpad of the TP300 is framed by a distinctive shiny edge that Asus often used on the more expensive laptops. The touchpad is located high in the housing, so swiping is fine. The mouse buttons feel good; pressing the touchpad produces a click with clear feedback.

Thanks to the swivel screen rests the body of the TP300 in some cases with the keyboard up and face down, in other cases with the keyboard. A number of buttons is therefore moved from the top to the side of the laptop, so you can easily access, in which position also allows the laptop.

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The power switch is positioned next to the volume control and in addition there is a Windows key to easily return to the home menu when the keyboard is not reachable back. An SD card reader and a USB 2.0 connection, lack the same side either.

The other side of the laptop houses the duo faster USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and a combined audio input and output. If you want to use the laptop in standby, viewer- or tablet mode, the keyboard and touchpad is automatically disabled to register. No unintended inputs

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