Guys and girls there is a great early review for Transformer 3 Pro available here: http://www.ultrabookreview.com/12543-asus-transformer-pro-t303ua-review/. So I will not be going in depth but rather want to make a few highlights why I think it might be yet another failure.
On the first order magnitude of failure - Screen
During Computex 2016 in Taipei, earlier this year ASUS presented the Transformer 3 & 3 Pro. It was mentioned that both devices will be using Asus’s new super bright 12.6" 3K panel. To add to insult this same panel is referenced on Transformer 3 official page with 450 nits brightness (https://www.asus.com/2-in-1-PCs/ASUS-Transformer-3-T305CA/)
In the wishful land of rainbows and unicorns we were promised this
And now back to reality… The actual testing of the screen show a dim 280 (at best) nits screen with lots of glare
On the second order magnitude of failure - Battery
ASUS promised us ALL DAY battery and quick charging on T3 Pro. Well either ASUS’ definition of the day is ~3h or there is something wrong with their promise.
And now back into harsh reality… Please note that all these tests are done by author @ 120 nits of dimness (sorry I cannot call 120 nits - brightness)
So if you are like me and would like to actually see your screen, then you would run it @ ~250-300 nits during the day. At this brightness I would guesstimate taking off 1.5-2 hours of the claimed run time. For your reference my SP4 with i7 gets about 3.5-4 hours when watching 1080p YouTube video in Edge with screen set ~300 nits.
On the third order magnitude of failure - Sound
Blah, blah, blah… All the great promises and yet the tablet lacks any body and has poor mids in its sound. More over it has distortions past 70% volume. In a $1K+ device? I think Harman Kardon should be ashamed to put its branding on devices that sound awful.
So here we go, yet another copy of Microsoft Surface that fails to even copy it well, let along make some meaningful improvements. T3 Pro is set to start @ $999 for Core i5 with keyboard included. With the current promotions MS SP4 with Core i5 can be bought for $699 + $129 for keyboard. I will let you make your own judgement. Be sure to read the whole review.