Summary: I ordered my Transformer Book Trio as soon as it was released, as I was intrigued by its combination of Windows 8 and Android, and being able to use it as a laptop, desktop and tablet. Whats not to like? Unfortunately, this product falls far short then I expected and I have had nothing but bad experiences with it. Lets start with the pros, as I would be remiss if I didn't let you know what I liked about the machine.
Summary: It's a good computer, with a great power processor. However it's thickness added with the normal RAM makes it a just one more notebook. Of course it's ability to change to a tablet, and the dual OS is great, but not worthy to it's weigh and price.
Summary: Fabulous PC/Tablet. I am thrilled with the versatility and performance. I run lots of high end programs that are very system demanding and this I7 handles it fine. I did replace the hard drive with an SSD drive, which I have no idea why Asus would put a hard drive in anything let alone in a 2 in 1 like this.
Summary: I have been watching this item since it Asus announced it. I didn't want to wait for the US release so I saved my money and ordered it from Amazon. When it first arrived I thought it was defective. I couldn't get the screen to turn on and the mouse pad didn't work. Turns out I didn't have the tablet powered on which is why I didn't have a screen in Windows mode. I updated the driver for the mouse pad and now it works amazing.
Summary: Well, I loved this for about a week or two, but it failed to meet my expectations. I seem to also have the screen issues others complain about; which sucks, because I bought it for a trip so I could have a computer and camera....and now that I'm on the trip, I need to use a different computer because I cannot get the display working.
Summary: Great idea, but button to switch doesn't work, tablet shorts out screen and bricks it. Sent it back to ASUS twice, they can't fix it, and replaced tablet with someone else's apps on it. Won't give me a refund.
ASUS TRIO - Great Concept but the product falls short
Brian Williams, Amazon
4 February 2014
Summary: This computer/concept has so much potential but the product falls short. Start up time was horrific. The screen, when docked, flickered and it would switch from Windows 8 to Android by itself. The computer to "monitor" uses micro ports, which required several trips to the computer store to find a correct adapter as it turns out the power port is inaccessible when a conventional connector is used. (Basically, the flaw in the design is the computer/keyboard setup.