The ASUS Transformer Pro T304 is a new Windows tablet that competes directly with Microsofts Surface Pro. It comes with a full metal body and very high-end hardware. Interesting accessories are a keyboard cover and an active stylus. What do you get with the Transformer Pro T304? Let‘s check it out.
- Full metal body, feels very high-end
- Newest Intel Kaby Lake processors
- Keyboard cover and stylus are included
- Cheaper than Microsoft Surface Pro
ASUS Transformer Pro T304 Design
The design of the ASUS Transformer Pro T304 is very similar to the previous version. The one from last year was called T303. Both feature a full metal design and thanks to that it feels very high-end. Thanks to the aluminum body it is an interesting competitor to the Surface Pro from Microsoft.
While the design looks very similar to the T303, the T304 is actually a bit heavier and thicker. It brings 840 grams to the scale and is 8.85 millimeters thick. Or thin, depending on how you see it.
On the front there‘s a 2-megapixel camera and one with 8-megapixel on the back. Sadly, ASUS is not giving us a USB type C port. Instead we‘re getting two full size USB 3.0 ports though. You want HDMI out? Good, you can have it. There‘s a microSD card slot as well.
Display and Hardware
The ASUS Transformer Pro T304 has a 12.5-inch display with an aspect ratio of 3:2. It has a resolution of 2160 x 1440. That‘s a nice pixel density but actually not as high as the Surface Pro display or the T303 from last year.
As mentioned above, you can get it with an Intel Kaby Lake chipset. Depending on the version, you can get it with an Core i3, Core i5 or Core i7 processor. All of those are part of the more powerful U series and require active cooling.
Besides that, you‘re getting up to 16GB of RAM and can choose between several storage options. ASUS is offering the tablet with SSDs with capacities of 128GB, 256GB and 512GB.
|Tablet||ASUS Transformer Pro T304|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Display||12.5-inch IPS with 2160 x 1440|
|Processor||Intel Core i3, i5, i7 U (7th Gen)|
|Storage||128GB, 256GB, 512GB SSD|
|RAM||Up to 16GB|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Ports||2 x USB 3.0, HDMI|
|Dimensions||1.77 x 8.30 x 0.34 inch|
Windows 10: Anything new?
Since the Transformer Pro T304 is a Windows tablet it is running Microsofts Windows 10. Nothing special here, it is the same Windows 10 as you might know from your PC or notebook. ASUS will probably ship it with some preinstalled software but you can just deinstall it. Since Windows 10 is updated by Microsoft directly you won‘t have to wait longer than others. That‘s a big advantage compared with Android.
ASUS Transformer Pro T304 Reviews
I didn’t review the tablet yet but did have the chance to check it out at Computex 2017. Here is my hands on video with my first impressions:
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