Surface Pro is becoming the main crown for convertible laptop in many years thank to its cheap price and great marketing from Microsoft. At that time, that device is probably the cheapest one among of all and people just buy it with that price. Now is really different, there are more and more newcomers that come with better performance or better hardware in much cheaper price. Transformer Mini is one of the most challenging competitors for other companies.
It features of the design that looks similar like Surface for getting much consumers and pretty good performance for the price. The Intel X5 is probably better than the hardware that Surface 3 brings. For you who is searching for alternative choice with budget friendly, then I recommend you to take a look into it. You should be surprised on how amazing it is.
For you who still not able to decide to take it, then I have prepared a review about it. That is all we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it and see how it looks and performance. To make it easier for you to understand, let`s we jump into the article.
The design in my opinion has come in such a good way. The tablet looks pretty nice and well-built even with the 6.9 mm thickness. There is kick stand that allows you transform it into multiple mode or different angles for better viewing zone. I recommend you to play it a little on finding the right angle for many activities like reading or streaming movies.
The fingerprint is there to find and located on the back. The company put it on the back to make the people easier to reach it, but I personally prefer it to place on the side or front, but it’s just my opinion and I could still take it.
The port selections are not that bad although only single USB 3.0 is available on the tablet. The Micro USB connection is there, but we only use it for charging and you might need to buy the separate converter in order to use it. I basically really impress with this connectivity since the dimension for the body is really slim.back to menu ↑
Keyboard And Touchpad
The keyboard experience is very mediocore, but suitable enough for typing during the travel. I am actually not a fan of cover style keyboard as I got so many bad experiences on my Huawei Matebook that delivers of bad experience. Here, the case is difference because I feel the keyboard is not too shallow. It’s not as nice as we get on the standard laptop, but I could easily type for more than 80 words per minute while sitting it on my lap. The overall performance is great and usable.
The same good thing is also happened with the touchpad with only few exceptions. The touchpad is responsive although it lacks of separate right and left clicks. It supports of multi gestures from Windows 10 and easily done. Just get used with it and you are not finding any problem.
|ASUS Transformer Mini||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Atom Quad Core X5 Z8350 1.4 GHZ|
|Graphics||Intel HD Integrated Card|
|Memory||4GB DDR Memory|
Display And Performance
The 1280 x 800 resolution on the 10.1 inch display is not something new to find. Luckily, it has IPS touch panel that offers good viewing angle despite its low resolution screen. The images qualities are great if you do not really care about the resolution. Watching Netflix series for many hours are enjoyable with its amazing battery that lasts for around 11 hours and 30 minutes. The black level is impressive and that is what I expect from IPS display.
As for the performance, the Intel Quad Core processor stands enough on doing many tasks at the same without results any lag. Any simple task like editing documents or browsing should be done easily without any issue. Just don’t expect to do any high demanding task like editing photo on Photoshop. I have tried it for the test and many options are limited as the power is not sufficient.
Those are information I know about it. The laptop is promising especially for anyone who is searching it for their children. They could easily bring it into their school without needed to worry about the weight or battery. The choice is yours, so feel free to make any decision. I just hope the information provided is good enough for you. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.