ASUS is introducing a range of ‘flippable’ laptop convertibles this week at Computex 2014, including the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP300 which we managed to get hold of earlier today. The TP300 is a 13 inch laptop device which takes a leaf out of Lenovo’s design philosophy, introducing a screen which can be flipped a full 360 degrees – very similar to what we saw on the Yoga series. Our man Roland was guides us around the Transformer Book Flip TP300 from the Computex show floor.
The Transformer Book Flip TP300 has a 13.3” Full HD IPS screen which as you can see in the video, appears to have some pretty decent viewing angles. Models will be available with a choice of Intel Core processor; i3, i5 and i7 models will cover a variety of price points, plus models will also be available featuring the Nvidia GT 820M graphics processor, making higher-end Book Flip models decent gaming and video editing performance.
Other specifications include up to 8GB of DDR3 with a 128GB SSD for the OS and an additional 2.5 inch hard drive bay which is configured as your storage drive, supporting drives of up to 1TB. The TP300 is fitted with a 5,000mAh battery, which should give you a decent run time of something close to seven hours.
In general however, the Book Flip doesn’t actually feel quite as high-end some other convertibles we have seen; the plastic chassis is certainly one thing we can point to. The hood of the device however, is a very attractive black aluminum finish. In terms of pricing, ASUS has not released any details. The device is due to arrive on store shelves at the end of this month.