Asus has officially taken wraps off the Transformer 3 ultra-slim 2-in-1 PC at the ongoing Computex 2016. The device has a slim body with diamond-cut edges and -metal finish. It measures only 6.9mm thin and weighs 695g.
The Transformer 3 sports a 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920 and a 275ppi pixel density for pin-sharp, detailed images, as well as 450cd/m2 brightness and a gamut of 121% sRGB color space for rich, vibrant colors. It features an ultra-thin bezel that provides an 80% screen-to-body ratio, maximizing the display area. The 2-in-1 is powered by 7th Gen Intel Core processors and has up to a 512GB SSD and up to 8GB RAM.
It comes with USB Type-C connector that supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays. The device features a built-in fingerprint reader and Windows Hello that lets users sign in to and unlock without having to type their password or PIN. ASUS Transformer 3 also includes a 13MP camera for capturing high-resolution photos and videos.
ASUS Transformer 3 features four high-quality speakers with audio by Harman Kardon. Each speaker is powered by a smart amplifier to deliver rich, detailed, and immersive sound, even at loud volumes. The device automatically adjusts the direction of the sound depending on the orientation of the device. It delivers enhanced video performance with ASUS Tru2Life Video technology, which optimizes every pixel in each frame before it is displayed, resulting in superior contrast and clarity.
ASUS Transformer Sleeve Keyboard that has 1.4mm key travel, an integral 2-position display stand, and a glass-covered precision touchpad. The device is expandable with a range of accessories — including ASUS Pen, ASUS Universal Dock, ASUS Audio Pod, and ROG XG Station 2. ASUS Transformer 3 starts at $799 and is available in gorgeous Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray color options. The ASUS Transformer Sleeve Keyboard is available in Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber options.
Asus has also announced the Transformer Mini 2-in-1 PC Mini features a 10.1-inch display with 400cd/m2 brightness and ASUS TruVivid display technology. It is just 8.2mm thin, weighs 790g with the keyboard attached and 530g as a tablet. It is equipped with a USB port, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and provides up to 11 hours of battery life. It is integrated kickstand with a patented stepless Smart Hinge design that opens up to 170°, letting users adjust the display to different viewing angles.
The Transformer Mini is available in multiple attractive tablet and keyboard color combinations, including a Quartz Gray tablet and keyboard, and a Pearl White tablet with an Amber, Mint Green, or Icicle Gold keyboard.