IFA 2013: ASUS unveils Windows 8-powered Transformer Book T300

ASUS Transformer Book T300Alongside its new Android devices, ASUS today unveiled a new convertible Windows 8 tablet, the Transformer Book T300. Much as we have seen from the Transformer Pad series, the Transformer Book is essentially a tablet that can be turned into a laptop with an optional keyboard dock or as ASUS bills it, a laptop that can be used as a standalone tablet.

ASUS Transformer Book T300 specifications:

  • Processor: Options from Intel Core i3 to Core i7
  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 8
  • Cellular connectivity: None
  • Other connectivity: 802.11 n Wi-Fi
  • Display: 13.3-inch Full HD (1080×1920) IPS LCD
  • RAM: Up to 8GB
  • Internal storage: 64/128/256GB SSD
  • External storage: MicroSD card slot
  • Rear-facing camera: 1080p
  • Front-facing camera: 720p
  • Connectors: 3.5mm audio jack, USB 3.0 port and micro-HDMI port
  • Battery: 6710mAh
  • Dimensions: 342 × 216 × 11.5 millimeters
  • Weight: 1.1 kilograms
  • Other: Detachable keyboard dock

The keyboard dock adds 11 millimeters of thickness to the tablet. It comes with a magnetic dock connector that releases and snaps to the tablet display in an instant. It also comes with a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and multi-touch touchpad.

ASUS did not announce availability and pricing details.

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ASUS Announces Transformer Book T300 with Detachable Tablet Display

Sleek ultraportable laptop with a 4th generation Intel Core processor features a quick-release 13.3-inch Full HD display that works as a Windows 8 tablet

Berlin, Germany (4th September, 2013) — ASUS today announced Transformer Book T300, a 13.3-inch laptop with a detachable Full HD display that can be used as a standalone Windows 8 tablet. Transformer Book is powered by a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor for seamless multi-tasking performance and offers outstanding energy efficiency, with up to eight hours battery life.

Sleek and durable design with cutting-edge multi-touch control
ASUS Transformer Book T300 features a sleek metallic design with a soft-touch finish that’s both durable and stylish. The 13.3-inch tablet display has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution for an expansive working space with razor-sharp images, while IPS technology ensures wide 178-degree viewing angles with excellent daylight visibility. Transformer Book also features cutting-edge multi-touch digitizer technology that detects a 6mm contact point, rather than the 9mm recommended by Microsoft for Windows 8. The result is a 10-point multi-touch display with high-precision input that’s perfect for the kind of fine fingertip control required by everything from spreadsheets to creative applications.

Portable and practical — perfect for work and play
Just 11.5mm thin, ASUS Transformer Book T300’s tablet display is extremely portable, but it’s also highly practical for use on the move, with built-in USB 3.0, a micro-HDMI ports, plus an LED battery charge indicator. The keyboard dock is equally slim, at just 11mm, and has a compact magnetic dock connector that releases and snaps to the tablet display in an instant. The dock features a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a large multi-touch touchpad with Windows 8 gesture support. Transformer Book features a front 720p HD camera and a rear 1080p Full HD camera, plus stereo speakers powered by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for loud, clear sound.

Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.