Asus Transformer Pro T304: Surface Pro rival with more power

The Computex trade fair in Taiwan means in the case of Asus above all one: laptops or tablets. The Taiwanese manufacturer is showing his entire lineup in this class, including the Transformer Pro T304, at his quasi-house fair. This can be summarized most easily with the now common term Surface Pro 4 competitor, Asus wants above all to offer much value for the money.

The Asus Transformer Pro T304 was already announced at CES earlier this year, but we were only able to take it into the hands of the Computex 2017. As mentioned, this tablet can be compared with a Surface Pro 4. This is especially true for the solution with an infectious keyboard, but Asus wants to offer something more than Microsoft.

Kaby Lake class

Under the hood, the current Kaby Lake processor series from Intel, are offered Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 variants. In memory you can choose between eight and 16 gigabytes, onboard three variants are available, namely 128, 256 and 512 gigabytes.

The display measures 12.5 inches and offers a resolution of 2160 x 1440 pixels. We liked the panel itself, because this is nice sharp as well as bright and also provides an excellent viewing angle independence. But we still have a small flaw: the margins have been relatively broad, which could disturb the one or the other – but the use of this has of course only subordinate or no influence.

With a total weight of 840 grams, the Asus Transformer Pro T304 is slightly heavier than its predecessor T303, but the difference does not feel too dramatically. Asus installed a 39-Wh battery, which should last for about seven to eight hours. Our tip, by the way: You should try a Core i7 variant, because it eats relatively much electricity, but offers only a little more power.

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