The Asus Transformer Book T300 is a 13.3-inch laptop with a detachable Full HD display anounced at IFA 2013. At the same time it can be used as a standalone Windows 8 tablet. The Transformer Book т300 powered by the latest 4th generation Intel Core processor. The Li-Ion 6710mAh battery provides up to eight hours battery life.
ASUS Transformer Book T300 features a sleek metallic design with a soft-touch finish that’s both durable and stylish. The 13.3-inch tablet display has a Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution for an expansive working space with razor-sharp images, while IPS technology ensures wide 178-degree viewing angles with excellent daylight visibility.
Transformer Book also features cutting-edge multi-touch digitizer technology that detects a 6mm contact point, rather than the 9mm recommended by Microsoft for Windows 8. The result is a 10-point multi-touch display with high-precision input that’s perfect for the kind of fine fingertip control required by everything from spreadsheets to creative applications.
Just 11.5mm thin, ASUS Transformer Book T300’s tablet display is extremely portable, but it’s also highly practical for use on the move, with built-in USB 3.0, a micro-HDMI ports, plus an LED battery charge indicator. The keyboard dock is equally slim, at just 11mm, and has a compact magnetic dock connector that releases and snaps to the tablet display in an instant. The dock features a full-size keyboard with backlit keys and a large multi-touch touchpad with Windows 8 gesture support.
Transformer Book features a front 720p HD camera and a rear 1080p Full HD camera, plus stereo speakers powered by ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for loud, clear sound.
Asus has yet to announce the pricing and actual shipment date.
Rumors that Nokia is developing a tablet to be released have circulated the net for some time now and all the time the manufacturer has been insisting that it is not developing such a device although it was keeping its options open for the future. Pictures of the Nokia 10.1 inch tablet codenamed Vanquish, have appeared in the Chinese site DigiWo.
In view of the fact that Microsoft has developed and is selling the Surface RT with a Windows 8 RT operating system it was thought that Nokia will not release a similar tablet. At the same time, Microsoft anounced that it is also preparing the release of the next version of the Surface.
Well it seems that finally the time has come for Nokia to launch on the market a 10-inch Windows RT tablet. Whether this is good or bad only time will tell, but the fact is that Nokia has developed a tablet and it is using Windows RT. Microsoft’s Surface RT is not selling very well and the future of Windows RT is not so good as other manufacturers like ASUS have even droped all future plans for tablets with Windows RT it is interesting that Nokia might use the Windows RT for its tablet. Nokia it seems will go ahead with such a tablet and maybe the reason is that it is going to use the update Windows 8.1 that Microsoft will release in October.
Releasing a 10-inch tablet with Windows RT, Nokia will be faced with severe competition from the established manufacturers of such devices Apple, Samsung and Asus. Being a late comer to the 10-inch tablet market and to be able to compete with them Nokia will have to offer something very special, a better user experience and a price that is competitive. Better camera maybe? Will it be able to do that we will have to wait and see.
The Chinese site DigiWo has also published a leaked picture of the back of the Nokia tablet.
What we know so far from the leaked specs that the Nokia tablet is with a 10.1-inch display, 2.15 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB or 3GB RAM, 32 GB storage, 1080p resolution, 5-point touch screen with a detachable keyboard similar to the Touch / Type Cover of the Surface. The External keyboard has built in extra battery, USB port, Micro HDMI & USB 3.0.
It is expected that Nokia will officially show the new tablet at a special event to be held in New York on September 26th. It will run Microsoft Windows RT OS most likely the Windows 8.1 version expected to be released by Microsoft on October 18th.