Another runner up - ASUS Transformer 3 T305CA


#1

Asus has come so close…so close to perfection yet they haven’t quite hit the mark even with this new upcoming gem:

ASUS Transformer 3 T305CA

CPU:

  • Intel® Core™ i7 7Y75 Processor, (4 M Cache, up to 3.6 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ i5 7Y54 Processor, (4 M Cache, up to 3.2 GHz)
  • Intel® Core™ M 7Y30 Processor, (4 M Cache, up to 2.6 GHz)

GPU: Integrated Intel HD Graphics

RAM: 4 GB LPDDR3 1866MHz SDRAM Onboard Memory, up to 8 GB SDRAM

SSD:

  • Solid State Drives: 128GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
  • Solid State Drives: 256GB SATA3 M.2 SSD
  • Solid State Drives: 512GB SATA3 M.2 SSD

Display: 12.6" (3:2) LED backlit WQHD+ (2880x1920) 60Hz Glare Touchscreen with 85% NTSC
With WideView Technology

I/O:

  • 1 x COMBO audio jack
  • 1 x USB 3.1 TYPE C port(s)

Battery: 38.5 Whrs Polymer Battery

These specs would have been top notch back in 2015 but it’s somewhat subpar compared to what we can cram in a 2-in-1 detachable device. Shame :expressionless:


#2

I really don’t see why they mention Thunderbolt 3 in the Features page but not on the Specification one…


#3

Who know what’s going through their minds at Asus lol.

I just wish for the ‘perfect’ 2in1 but it seems to elude me :smiley:


#4

Does anyone remember what the speed of the memory for V is compared with the Transformer 3? In the specs for the Transformer, it references 1866Mhz DDR3. I think that is what V is provided with, but couldn’t find it when I searched.


#5

Add to that:

  • pathetic battery life
  • lack of kickstand
  • crappy sound (all they updated is the CPU to gen 7)
  • and screen that over promises and under-delivers

So I am with you, it’s a shame that OEMs can’t or won’t get their crap together to make more devices that will at least rival the Surface.


#6

It reminds me of Samsung Book. How is the tablet to stand on the stand after 6 months?
And the quality and colors of the keyboard: horrible.
But the cameras look good to me.


#7

why not discuss lenovo miix 720 ?


#8

I believe it is 1866 since it’s listed as LPDDR3 in the specs page. According to ark.intel the i7-7Y75 only supports LPDDR3-1866 or DDR3L-1600; says the same for the m3 and i5 models too. It really stinks that intel didn’t make that series DDR4.


#9

Go ahead and make a new post, this one is about asus transformer 3.
:slight_smile:


#10

In fact, all these topics could as well be discussed in “Eve V vs Competition”:

But if there’s a particular thread about a device, I agree, this should not get convoluted with other devices on top. :slight_smile: