Asus introduces new budget Transformer Books with Windows 10

Today Asus introduced two new member of its Transformer Book family, the Transformer Book Flip TPA200SA and the Transformerbook TH100A (via TechRadar). Some of the new devices are also featured on Asus’ webpage highlighting their features and specifications.

The 11.6-inch new Transformer Book Flip features the Yoga-like Flip design found in their recent Chromebook Flip, where the screen allows for 360-degree turning.

Other notable features include a 0.73-inch thin frame, aluminum lid, a 1366×768 wide-screen IPS display, two USB 3.0 ports (one of which  is Type-C) and one 2.0 port, a not-to-shabby weight of 2.65 pounds (1.2 kg,) and 8 hours of battery. The device will be powered by a dual-core Braswell Celeron N5300, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage, and will retail for $349.

Carrying the same amount of RAM and storage in a slightly smaller package, the new Transformer Book T100HA features a quad-core Cherry Trail Atom x5 Z8500 under the hood, a 10.1-inch 1280×800 screen that can be detached from the keyboard base and act as a separate tablet (similar to the previous hugely-successful Tranformer Book T100A.) The smaller size also means less connectivity options, with  one USB 3.0 Type-C port on the tablet itself and one  USB 2.0 Type-A on the keyboard. Runtime, however, is expected at 12-hour, more than enough for a work day. The device will retail for $299.

Asus is famous for putting out beautiful, well-built devices that do not break the bank (think of the recent Zenbook UX305) and these two devices look set to continue that reputation and be noteworthy additions to the growing array of Windows 10 devices.

 

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How will this stack up against other budget friendly devices?