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ASUS ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro, and Transformer 3 Reaches Malaysia

Ankita Pareek
Ankita Pareek
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ASUS to kick things off with the exposure of ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro, Transformer 3 at COMPUTEX 2016 in Malaysia. After the official launch of ASUS Zenfone 3 line, the company is back in the race with their brand new notebook and 2-in-1 lineup to Malaysian – the ZenBook 3, Transformer 3 Pro and Transformer 3.

ASUS ZenBook 3

An ultra-thin, ultra-light latest ultra-book of Asus, is weighing just 910g with an 11.9mm thin chassis. It is available in two variants: one that’s powered by an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, and the other that’s running on an Intel Core i5-6200U processor. Apart from the difference in processing power, both variants will sport the same 12.5-inch, 16:9 Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The new range ZenBook 3 also supports up to 1TB of PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD storage, and quad-speakers that have been developed by Harman Kardon.

asus zenbook 3

Asus ZenBook 3 was crafted from aerospace-grade aluminum and comes in three colors – Royal Blue, Rose Gold & Quartz.

Its base variant which has an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 256GB of storage will be priced at US$999 (~RM4,111). On the other hand, the top-of-the-line variant includes an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD will be going for US$1,999 (~RM8,227) with a battery life of up to nine hours which can be fast-charged up to 60 percent capacity in 49 minutes.

ZenBook 3 also has a full-sized backlit keyboard, which not only has a generous key pitch (the horizontal space between keys) of 19.8mm but also 0.8mm of key travel to provide a comfortable typing experience. But with great thinness comes minimal connectivity ports – you’ll only get one USB Type-C port on the Asus ZenBook 3, and nothing else.

ASUS Transformer 3

ASUS Transformer 3 comes with 7th gen Intel Core I7 processor, 4GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 256GB SSD. It has a 12.6 inch 2880×1920 resolution display. Its USB type-C port supports Thunderbolt 3. Like the ZenBook 3, the Transformer 3 also has quad-speakers that have been tinkered by Harman Kardon. It even has a 13MP rear camera for all your photo and video needs.

asus transformer 3

Transformer 3 wouldn’t be a convertible notebook if it didn’t come with its own keyboard dock, especially one that has 1.4mm of key travel, a glass-covered touchpad, and an integrated two-position kickstand, to be specific.

Transformer 3 will be retailing from US$799 (~RM3,288) onwards.

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro

And finally Asus introduced a new Transformer 3 calling it as the world’s most versatile PC. It comes with a 12.6-inch display with 275 ppi, Equipped with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, and up to 1TB of PCIe x4 Gen3 SSD storage. Strangely enough, the Transformer 3 Pro will be powered by 6th (and not 7th) generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The Transformer 3 pro also sports a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port that can also support Thunderbolt 3. HDMI port and a USB 3.0 port is also present into it.

asus transformer 3 pro

Some more features include dual stereo Harman Kardon speakers, 13MP rear camera, and integrated variable angle metal kickstand, which can prop up the Transformer 3 Pro at any viewing angle up to 170 degrees.

Moreover, There’s an external graphics card dock called the ROG XG Station 2 that can accommodate a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU (and also the latest AMD Radeon GPUs), a stylus that can register more than 1,024 different levels of pressure called the ASUS Pen, a speaker that’s able to deliver 360-degree virtual 5.1 channel surround sound dubbed the ASUS Audio Pod, and lastly, a connectivity port expansion hub that will furnish both the Transformer 3 devices with additional USB Type-C 3.1, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, and RJ45 LAN ports, and a 3-in-1 SD card reader.

It is also having a stylus called the ASUS pen which has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The Transformer 3 Pro will have a starting price of US$999 (~RM4,111).


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