In addition to the Asus ZenBook 3, Asus has also unveiled the Asus Transformer 3 Pro at the Asus Zenvolution Event at the Computex 2016 in Taipei. The 2-in-1 Transformer 3 Pro is only 8.35mm thin, crafted from aluminium. It has diamond-cut detailing that accentuates its elegant design, and it is available in gorgeous Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray colour options with a starting retail price of $999 USD.
The Asus Transformer 3 Pro has an integrated metal kickstand with a stepless hinge, allowing you set it at almost any viewing angle up to 170°. The included ASUS Transformer Cover Keyboard is a backlit keyboard that provides laptop-grade 1.4mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience and is available in four attractive colours — Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber — that perfectly complement the device.
The 2-in-1 Asus Transformer 3 Pro has a beautiful 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880×1920 pixels and 275ppi pixel density for pin-sharp, detailed images as well and a gamut of 121% sRGB colour space for rich, vibrant colours. Dual front stereo speakers with audio by Harman Kardon provide spacious, defined sound for incredible listening experiences.
Asus has configured the Transformer 3 Pro with an Intel Core i7 processor, up to a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD and 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, delivering the ultimate performance. Its versatile, any-way-up USB Type-C connector supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 devices at speeds up to 10Gbps, and Thunderbolt 3 provides unbelievably fast 40Gbps data transfers and support for dual external 4K UHD displays.It also comes with USB 3.0 and HDMI ports for convenient connectivity. A 13MP rear camera lets users capture high-resolution photos and videos, and a front-facing camera with Windows Hello facial recognition enables users to conveniently log in with just a quick glance.
ASUS Transformer 3 Pro is expandable with a range of accessories that extend its functionality and performance, offering you a new level of flexibility and convenience from a mobile device. The Asus Pen is a beautifully crafted writing and drawing utensil that offers 1024 levels of precision for completely natural note taking and sketching experiences with a high degree of control.
You can also capture photos with Asus Transformer 3 Pro’s high-resolution camera and annotate them directly with ASUS Pen. ASUS Universal Dock is a hub that provides a full range connectivity ports, including USB-C 3.1, USB 3.0, HDMI, VGA, RJ45 LAN, and a 3-in-1 SD card reader. Asus Audio Pod is an entertainment accessory that includes four powerful speakers to deliver amazing 360° virtual 5.1-channel surround sound and with rich, defined bass. ROG XG Station 2 is an external graphics card dock that gives ASUS Transformer 3 Pro desktop-grade graphics performance, turning it into a VR-ready gaming powerhouse.