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Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the size and screen are generally positive. The reliability and usability are also appreciated, whereas the touchpad and portability get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the usability and image quality are on the whole positive. The performance and portability are also appreciated.

portability, performance, image quality, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus TX201LA Transformer Trio 11.6-inch Touchscreen 3-In-1 Tablet/PC/Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 4200U/Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 516GB StAsus TX201LA Transformer Trio 11.6-inch Touchscreen 3-In-1 Tablet/PC/Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 4200U/Intel Atom Z2560 1.6GHz, 6GB RAM, 516GB St

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and screen. The design and reliability also get good views.

performance, reliability, design, screen, portability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-DH51T-CB Touch Notebook/Tablet (11.6-inch, i5-4200U, 4GB-DDR3, 500GB HDD+16GB EMMC, Windows 8+Android 4.2, BilinguaASUS Transformer Book Trio TX201LA-DH51T-CB Touch Notebook/Tablet (11.6-inch, i5-4200U, 4GB-DDR3, 500GB HDD+16GB EMMC, Windows 8+Android 4.2, Bilingua

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus Transformer Book Trio

 

The Asus Transformer Book Trio is an intriguing concept that weds an Android tablet and a Windows PC, but the ambitious 3-in-1 design falls short.

Combines tablet convenience and laptop productivity. Has both Windows and Android capability. Decent performance in both operating systems.

Expensive. Awkward union of tablet and laptop with hardware switching. Kludgy file sharing between laptop and tablet. Tablet portion occasionally failed to turn on during testing.

The tablet is outfitted with 16GB of onboard storage, which is very little—you can fill that space easily with just a few movies. The built-in microSD card slot lets you supplement this with an extra 32GB or 64GB card. The keyboard, meanwhile, is...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA review

 

Though it flawlessly manages to pair Android with Windows, the Asus Transformer Book Trio stumbles in other areas.

The Trio is the result of three years of creative thinking and innovation from Asus, and in some ways it’s an excellent device. Transitioning from Android to Windows is easy, and the hardware paired with each OS is quick enough to provide an enjoyable...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: cellphones.ca (cellphones.ca)

Asus Transformer Book Trio

 

The Asus steps up the hybrid market with their Transformer Book Trio. Not only is it a tablet and laptop, the detachable keyboard can plug into a monitor, effectively making it a desktop PC. The 3-in-1 design is possible as the tablet and keyboard...

Full HD display with good color reproduction, Relatively smooth performance in tablet and laptop mode, Three distinct configuration modes: tablet, laptop and desktop PC, Functional Android and Windows 8 OS

Combined with the keyboard, weighs a hefty 3.7 pounds, Icons and text are too small in Windows mode, File sharing between tablet and laptop has limited uses, Poor battery life

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Asus Transformer Book Trio Review and Ratings

 

Asus gets a lot right with the design of this Windows and Android convertible laptop/tablet. But it's definitely not cheap at $1,499; the battery life is short; and a few features are underwhelming.

Attractive, smart design ; Combines Windows and Android well ; Nice 1080p IPS screen

Heavy in laptop mode ; Expensive ; Short battery life ; Disappointing keyboard and touch pad ; Scanty tablet storage

As a versatile piece of hardware, the Asus Transformer Book Trio is impressively well designed. Asus has crafted an attractive device that runs both Windows for (mostly) productivity and Android for media consumption and apps. And the two operating...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS Transformer Book Trio hybrid laptop

 

An Android tablet, Windows 8 laptop, and Windows 8 PC, all in one mixed up product

Separate Android tablet and Windows 8 PC units ; Full HD screen

Felt sluggish during general use ; Base has a hard drive rather than SSD

With the Transformer Book Trio, ASUS gives you a device that can be used as an Android tablet, a Windows laptop or desktop PC. It's a product that continues the company's fine traditional of innovation, but we don't think it's ready for the mainstream...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS Transformer Book Trio hybrid laptop

 

An Android tablet, Windows 8 laptop, and Windows 8 PC, all in one mixed up product

Separate Android tablet and Windows 8 PC units ; Full HD screen

Felt sluggish during general use ; Base has a hard drive rather than SSD

We think that if you're after both an Android tablet and a laptop, just go on ahead and get two separate devices. After all, you can still use a regular laptop as a 'PC Station' while you use your Android tablet for other tasks. The only reason you...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Asus Transformer Book Trio review

 

Android and Windows 8 cozy up for Asus' latest convertible

Windows 8 and Android ; Laptop, tablet or PC ; Lightweight tablet

Chunky when docked ; Lackluster keyboard ; Dock bit fiddly

There are two big compromises with this device. The first is cost, the second is weight. There are two big compromises with this approach to a hybrid device. The first is cost. This is an expensive device and you may find yourself asking whether you'd...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA review

 

Great value hybrid with powerful hardware, excellent screen, but average battery life

Mar, 2014

Expert review by: Sasha Muller (crn.com.au)

Review: Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA

 

The fusion of Android and Windows 8 fusion is an impressive feat.

May, 2014

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (pcauthority.com.au)

Review: Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA

 

While Asus has created countless Windows and Android devices, the Transformer Book Trio TX201LA is the first to unite the two platforms.

Great concept, but money can be better spent.

Apr, 2014
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ICEpower / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:33 / 4430
Battery capacity (tablet):5070
Battery capacity (Watt hours):33
Battery performance:4430
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:2
Number of battery cells (tablet):1

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Certificates

Certification:Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Microsoft Windows Virtual PC, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Cyberlink Label Print\nCyberlink Power 2 Go, Cyberlink YouCam BE, PDF Complete Special, HP SimplePass PE 2011, HP Power Assistant, HP Recovery Manager, HP Vision Hardware Diagnostics, HP Support Assistant (HPSA), HP Virtual Rooms (up to 3 people per meeting), Authentec SimplePass PE / UL, MIC, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, Energy star, IDA, Erp 2013, RoHS, JATE / UL, MIC, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EU Flower
Energy Star certified: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium, Black / Black, Silver / Grey / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Silver
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 5
AC adapter power:45

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 400
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 6
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N
Bluetooth:N / No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:ICEpower / SonicMaster
Compatible operating systems:Android 4.2
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Night mode: Yes
Pouch: Yes

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included: Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor:Night mode / Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19 / 5
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 2x4, 4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i5-4200U / i7-4500U / Z2560
Processor boost frequency:1.6 / 2.6 / 3
Processor cache:1 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Cloverview / Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:i5-4200U / i7-4500U / Z2560
Processor operating modes:32-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom Z2500 series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / FC-MB4760
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B1 / C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit:No / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N / Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Idle Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:70101 / 75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR145 / SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:14 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Security

Cable lock slot: No
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, User
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Android 4.2 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS) / MicroSD (TransFlash)
Flash memory:16 / 64
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SCSI / Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / SCSI
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:16
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:16
Storage media:HDD / HDD+Flash / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500 / 516

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.76 / 7 / 7.64 / 8.5 / 9
Depth (tablet mode):0.382 / 7.64
Height:0.0930 / 0.453 / 0.528 / 0.886 / 0.909 / 1
Height (front):0.528
Height (rear):0.382
Height (tablet mode):0.382 / 7.64
Weight:2 / 3.75 / 4 / 4.19
Weight (tablet mode):24.7
Width:1.2 / 12 / 13 / 13.5
Width (tablet mode):12