Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (13-inch)by Asus

  • Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (13-inch)
  • Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (13-inch)
  • Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (13-inch)
  • Transformer Book Flip TP300LA (13-inch)
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
76%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • The Transformer Book Flip is an attractive, well-constructed piece of hardware.
  • Asus includes a powerful processor with great performance for the price.
  • This laptop offers excellent battery life.

CONS

  • It's too heavy to use comfortably as a tablet.
  • The mechanical hard drive is slower than a solid-state drive. It's noisy, too.
  • The display is low resolution, has poor viewing angles, and is susceptible to glare.
The Transformer Book Flip is a transforming Windows ultrabook. Like many other 2-in-1 PCs that shipped with Windows 8.1, it has a hinge that can rotate all the way around to turn the laptop into a tablet. Aside from its touch screen and fancy hinge, it's a fairly standard Windows laptop inside with an Intel Core i5 CPU. It's not trying to be a tablet. It's trying to be a solid laptop that can also function as a tablet when necessary.
NameTransformer Book Flip TP300LA (13-inch)Spectre x360Surface BookChromebook C100 Flip (2015)Inspiron 11 3000 2-in-1 (2014)
ManufacturerAsusHPMicrosoftAsusDell
Techwalla Score
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List Price$800$900$1499$250$400
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The only major issues I have with the TP300LA had nothing to with the laptop and everything to do with the Windows 8.1 interface.

The only major issues I have with the TP300LA had nothing to with the laptop and everything to do with the Windows 8.1 interface.

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80%

The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA is a great-value flexible laptop. It's built well, has a decent processor and lasts ages on a single …

The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA is a great-value flexible laptop. It's built well, has a decent processor and lasts ages on a single charge.

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70%

It's quite a heavy thing which means it has little use when in tablet mode, it's just too weighty.

It's quite a heavy thing which means it has little use when in tablet mode, it's just too weighty.

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70%

The main thing holding the TP300 back is the screen's lack of brightness. For those who can afford to wait, a new Asus TP200 featuring Windo…

The main thing holding the TP300 back is the screen's lack of brightness. For those who can afford to wait, a new Asus TP200 featuring Windows 10 is due out in September, but if you're looking for a 13-inch hybrid chock full of value right now, the TP300 is an attractive choice.

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60%

It ran for an impressive 11hrs 53mins in our light-use battery test, which involves dimming the screen and simulating gentle web browsing un…

It ran for an impressive 11hrs 53mins in our light-use battery test, which involves dimming the screen and simulating gentle web browsing until the battery is depleted.

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