Asus Transformer 3 Pro
The market computers 2 in 1 are divided into two very clear devices. Most computers are of the first type, namely devices designed to be used as a computer, leaving a little side of the tablet function. However, other devices such as the Microsoft Surface or iPad Pro are mainly tablets to which you can add them cover keyboard and a stylus. In this second group is located Asus Transformer 3 Pro a device 2 in 1 featuring a metallic design a screen of 12.6 inches with high resolution, processor to Intel Core i7 good connectivity and operating system Windows 10.
The design of the Asus Transformer 3 Pro reminds us too Tablet Microsoft which does not have to be bad. The device looks like a solid body made of a magnesium alloy and aluminum. The material used seems quite resistant to scratches and scratches. We have used it for 15 days and have not noticed any wear and tear on its back. Precisely in the rear, we find the main camera lens and one of the most outstanding elements of its design.
The Asus Transformer 3 Pro offers an integrated metal support that allows placing the device in an angle up to 155 degrees. The hinge is mechanical and although we have our doubts about how it will withstand the passage of time, it is fair to say that during the test it has worked perfectly. In the front of the device, we have only the display a front camera that will serve to identify in Windows 10 and a pair of speakers at the ends.
This is a device with a laptop processor so it requires good ventilation. Inside the Asus Transformer 3 Pro we have a fan to remove heat which we notice as we submit the device to a minimum requirement. The slots to evacuate the hot air are located at the top if we take the device horizontally. This means that when we catch the device tablet form ie vertically we will cover these grids by hand. However, this flow of air does not bother at all when picking up the tablet although we will notice.
Precisely the connector Thunderbolt is one of the major claims of Asus Transformer 3 Pro as most of similar equipment without. A connector makes the tablet from Asus is compatible with all types of peripherals, including an external graphic core as the Asus ROG XG Station 2. The Asus Transformer 3 Pro has dimensions of 298.8 x 210.1 x 8.35 mm with a weight of 790 grams (one tablet). Although this is a weight on the line of other similar equipment during the test, we have noticed that its use as a tablet was not too comfortable. It is clear that this type of equipment is more oriented to its use supported on something.
Big screen with a “but”
The screen of the Asus Transformer 3 Pro is excellent, except for a couple of points that talk now. To get in position to comment that we have a screen of 12.6 inches , a magnificent resolution of 2,880 x 1,920 pixels and a density of 275 ppi . The display has a color gamut of 121% sRGB and 85% NTSC. In addition to data specific to the panel, Asus has implemented some systems to improve image quality.
For example, we have video technology Asus that uses intelligent software algorithms to optimize the sharpness and contrast of the pixels in each frame. This translates into clearer, more detailed and more realistic video. We also have the technology Asus Tru Vivid that increases clarity and reduces reflections; and the mode Eye Care reducing to 30% the amount of harmful blue light emitted by the screen.
Given all that was said the screen should look great. We have been pleasantly surprised by the high quality of the screen Asus Transformer 3 Pro especially playing video. The color level shown on the screen is good which is sure to appeal to photography professionals and designers.
However, as we said we have found two flaws that may be decisive for some users. On the one hand, the screen is not very bright around 300 nits. On the other hand, the front glass is made of some type of highly reflective materials. If we combine, the two we have a very difficult screen or outdoor use with a light source shining directly on the panel.
Hardware and Performance
On the hardware, side our test unit incorporating a processor Intel Core i5-6200U 2.4 GHz, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. The graphical section in an integrated, specifically the processor handles GPU Intel HD Graphics 520. On paper, we are facing a technical set that should perform perfectly in a normal use of the computer. Of course, we will not be able to play demanding games on this computer, but it has not been designed for this either. What we have noticed is that the team does not take too long to connect the fan to a considerable power. Only with having three or four pages open, some social networks and spottily the fan was turned on with a high speed.