ASUS launches Transformer Book Flip – From Laptop to Tablet in Seconds
These days, laptops can’t stay put. Their displays either detach as tablets, or flip-back behind the keyboard to become very thick tablets.
The just-launched ASUS Transformer Book Flip (above) belongs to the second category: it’s a laptop and a thick tablet and anything in between. I’ve reviewed a “bendable” laptop before, and one such “in between” is called “tent mode” – where the hinge is on top and the display and keyboard form the sides (see below). My cat loved it.
The laptop-bendable approach isn’t new: it’s the Lenovo Yoga in the image and likeness of an ASUS laptop. But while the Yoga line has always been expensive, ASUS brings the price down significantly. The Lenovo Yoga 13 costs P60,100.00, the ASUS Book Flip 13 costs only P40,000.00. That P20,000.00 savings can buy you three ASUS ZenFone 5‘s.
|Model Name||Book Flip 13”||Book Flip 13”||Book Flip 15”|
|OS||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1||Windows 8.1|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i3-4010U processor||Intel® Core™ i5-4210U processor||Intel® Core™ i7-4510U Processor|
|Display||13.3″ 16:9 IPS HD (1366×768) display, multi-touch screen||13.3″ 16:9 IPS HD (1366×768) display, multi-touch screen||15.6″ 16:9 IPS HD (1366×768) display, multi-touch screen|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4400||NVIDIA® GeForce® 820||NVIDIA® GeForce® 820|
|2GB DDR3 VRAM||4GB DDR3 VRAM|
|Memory||4GB DDR3 RAM||4GB DDR3 RAM||8GB (4GB + 4GB) DDR3 RAM|
|Storage||500GB HDD||500GB HDD||1TB HDD|
|Connectivity||USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi||USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi||USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi|
|Bundle Gift||Notebook Bag||Notebook Bag||Notebook Bag|
|Availability||Available||by mid Sept.||Available|
At the Book Flip launch, ASUS also showcased the upgrade to their other also-can’t-stay-put laptop, the ASUS Transformer T100 (above). Now this one, a detachable and not a bendable, I dig.
Held by models, left to right: the ASUS Transformer Book Flip, the ASUS Transformer T100 upgrade, and another Book Flip.