If you’re in the market for a 2-in-1 laptop that can also serve your tablet needs, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money on it, Asus’s new offering might interest you. The Taiwanese manufactures announced the launch of the Asus Transformer T102HA book hybrid computing device that packs in high-end innards and is priced at $399.
The tablet comes with a built-in kickstand and keyboard, which quickly turns it into a full-fledged laptop. The company claims that the Asus T102HA Transformer Book, which has an aluminum and magnesium body, and its battery can last for a whole day with moderate usage on a single charge.
As for the specifications, the Asus Transformer Book T102HA packs in a 10.1-inch detachable display with HD (1280 x 800 pixels) IPS panel, which maintains an aspect ratio of 16:10. It is powered by a 1.44GHz quad-core Processor clubbed with Intel Atom Cherry trail x5-Z8350 chipset, and turbo frequency of 1.92GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM. As for storage, we’re looking at a 128GB SSD along with external microSD card slot to add another up to 128GB of storage.
On the photography front, there is a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter for video conferencing, and for louder music there is also a 1.5 watt stereo speakers with Asus Sonic Master Technology. Other features of the Asus Transformer mini T102HA include a fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the top surface in the circle similar to smartphones, it is one-touch fingerprint reader for login and enhanced security with fingerprint sensor supporting Windows Hello.
For connectivity, ASUS Transformer Book T102HA comes with a 1 x full-size USB 3.0 ports, 1 x micro-USB port, 1 x Micro-HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, and a detachable keyboard made of fiberglass design. It also supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi dual channel (2.4GHz and 5GHz), and Bluetooth 4.1. On the software end, the Asus Transformer T102HA runs Windows 10 with Cortana supports.
The Asus Transformer T102HA 2-in-1 tablet comes in Quartz Grey, Amber, Mint Green, and Icicle Hold color options, and it will be available for purchase at $399. It will be sold on Amazon.com and B&H Photo store in USA.