This time, under our eye, turned transformer Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review – another novelty from the company ASUS. By the way, the brand has always been famous for quality products, but in recent years many of them have become the very low cost, and this trend we definitely like! So, what will please the gadget for $ 350?
Transformers theme is no longer new, and, nevertheless, the demand for these devices not only does not fall but on the contrary, is growing every day. In order that modern people – people who do not want to waste a minute, to agree, probably everyone, so it is quite natural that they choose their gadgets to match. That is, the priority of mobile devices that can combine a lot of different qualities.
Design: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
Appearance – the quality of the subjective, but for most users has great importance. Let’s start with the fact that the design uses two materials: metal and plastic. The cover is made of aluminum, but the lower part of the device is completely plastic. With regard to the color diversity, it is limited only by the coloring of dark blue color (Dark Blue). Matt surface of the cover, but we must admit that it is very much Mark. In the middle, it has a company logo so that fans will be satisfied with a minimalist.
When closed, the transformer Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review could pass for a representative of the premium segment, but it is worth it to reveal, and everything falls into place. The fact that the keyboard is surrounded by a plastic finish, which significantly reduces the cost of design trends. Keyboard unit itself may seem small and uncomfortable, but require something different from the 11-inch form factor, it would be strange. Display – glossy, the top of its faces is decorated with a webcam and the bottom – another small logo ASUS.
Despite the fact that all possible ways of the transformation of hybrid devices we mentioned before in other reviews, do not be amiss to dwell on the usage scenarios Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review. The manufacturer offers four modes: a laptop, a tablet, and a presentation of the console. Of course, the first two are considered to be the most popular, but the intermediate positions are also necessary and important to many users.
It is worth noting that the swivel mount may seem a bit harsh, but overall it is strong and makes a good impression, and the transformation process takes place smoothly, without jerks. In a state where the angle of the screen up to 180 degrees and above, the keyboard and touchpad is automatically disabled to avoid accidental pressing.
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review to be very compact, because it weighs 1.2 kg, and dimensions contribute to mobility: 297h201h18 mm. Thus, the gadget can easily take with you wherever you go, it easily fit in even a small handbag, and modest weight will not delay the shoulder.
Display, sound, and webcam: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
The 11.6-inch screen has a very typical resolution – 1366×768 pixels. At first glance, it may seem that this is very small, given that today more common resolution of 4K, not to mention Full HD. But there is no reason to worry: for such a small display, this resolution is quite comfortable.
By the brightness and no major complaints, her figure barely falls short of 250 cd / m2, contrast – 897: 1. IPS panel does its job, so the viewing angles are downright excellent. No matter under what foreshortening you will be working with the device, the inversion wills not all colors are rich and luscious. By the way, you can work with the device and on the street, but the sun is still better to be avoided, as the glare from the glossy surface has not been canceled. Capacitive screen laptop supports up to 10 simultaneous touches and immediately responds to commands.
Two stereo speakers SonicMaster handed down on the bottom, closer to the front edge. They show themselves well, given that we face not a multimedia device. So, I felt the bass at high sound does not wheeze, while it is quite loud and pleasant.
The webcam in one gadget and its resolution is 0.3 megapixels. Of course, how to do it with the help of good shots, no question. However, for video calling capabilities webcam is enough.
Keyboard and Touchpad: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
The keyboard is being transformed in the device is only used in the “laptop.” However, he is the most commonly involved, so the convenience of typing just the same, you need to evaluate. First of all, we note that Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review – compact laptop, so the keyboard unit has fewer full-size. The drawback, of course, this fact is not. The keyboard is slightly recessed relative to the main surface of the deep, it is an island type. Most of the keys have a square shape and buttons without exception – white markings. By the way, often used [Enter], [Shift], [BackSpace] well designed by engineers, they have an elongated shape, making them easy and convenient to get. Arrows, though small, but also comfortable to use. The keyboard does not flex, except that during intensive printing, besides it is hardly felt. Do the buttons very good returns, the average speed, so the printing process runs smoothly, in a word, to find fault with absolutely nothing too!
The touchpad is large enough; it has a smooth plastic surface, characterized by clearly defined boundaries. Of course, it is not a complete mouse replacement, but in the “hiking” conditions will be very useful. During operation, the touchpad slightly, however, you get used to it quickly. No physical keys, they built, but there are a conditionally divided left and right mouse buttons. There is support for gestures such as scrolling, zooming, etc.
Performance: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review (90NL0081-M03510) shipped with Windows 10 Home 64-bit. As a dual-core processor enabled Intel Celeron N3050, built by the standards of the 14-nm process technology. Clocked starts from 1.6 GHz and can be increased up to 2.16 GHz (Burst). Second-level cache is 2MB, the maximum power consumption – 6 watts. The chip cannot be called productive, but for everyday tasks, its capacity is sufficient.
Built-in video card Intel HD Graphics (Braswell) operates at speeds from 320 to 700 MHz supports DirectX 11.2 and Shader 5.0. Modern games can try to run, but there is a risk that they will slow down, not even on the highest setting. So, World of Warships (2015) in the low and go with a native resolution with 17 fps, and the simulator Sims 4 (2014) with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels and low graphics settings show a little more than 60 frames per second.
The amount of RAM is 2 GB of DDR3-1600 MHz standard out of a possible 4 GB. With regard to the internal memory, it is represented by a solid state drive capacity of 32 GB, whereas in the top versions – 64 GB SSD.
Ports and Communications: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
Despite the fact that Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review – budget laptop, it has a port USB-C 3.1, and in general, he has a great set of interfaces. Thus, the right side has a USB 2.0 and a combined audio jack.
On the left – a USB 3.0 port and the aforementioned USB-C 3.1, and even video output Micro-HDMI, card reader 3-in-1 (microSD / microSDXC / microSDHC), a socket for recharging. Also, on the left side provide the physical buttons: on and adjust the volume.
The back and front of the unit are empty. As for the wireless communications, they are presented with Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
Battery: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
AKB our “test” Lithium Polymer, its capacity is 5000 mAh (38 Wh). In fact, the battery behaves well, showing the following results: the idle device will hold about 17 hours of surfing the web discharge it for 8-9 hours and with the high load at maximum brightness device will work about 4-5 hours. In general, the indicators are normal, with moderate use ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP200SA will operate the whole day, and most users will be enough.
Conclusion: Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review
Well, now we have enough evidence to draw conclusions about the quality of the convertible devices Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review. Thus, it is made partly of metal and looks stylish. Display pleases matrix IPS, good brightness, and contrast. Do not let down and the keyboard, which, by the way, the majority of the hybrid gadget is of poor quality. But our model, there is no lack, moreover, it is very convenient to type, and even large volumes do not tire the user’s hand.
Among other things, pleasantly surprised by the presence of the port USB-C 3.1, which is becoming increasingly popular. Stuffing a laptop is far from top-end, and yet, with daily tasks, which, strictly speaking, he calculated, the device will cope without any problems. And, of course, the cost of which is about $ 350 – one more argument in favor of the quality of Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review.