Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA review – a beefed up alternative for the Microsoft Surface Pros

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  1. Nepenthes

    December 6, 2016 at 6:08 am

    It's sitting on my desk, screen off, connected to power, all programs closed. And the fan starts blasting ever so often. Not at its loudest, just louder than everyone else.

  2. SquaDrive

    January 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    First of all, this is an amazing 2 in 1 and has a LOT of potential. yet I've encountered many issue with this T3P like CPU throttling like hell. IDK what process windows 10 use the CPU until the fan start to blast like crazy in idle (I've clean install the Windows). and yeah it's pretty hot at the back side of this T3P.
    The keyboard folio is good tho. Haven't experience a key stuck, but the trackpad is buggy (cursor can go randomly anywhere). I got a mouse so I disable the trackpad from F9. It's a bit of waste since the trackpad itself has a glass coating? idk but it feels nice.

    BTW this is a temporary solution that I found for this T3P regarding thermal throttling in CPU.
    Apparently it's not just our T3P that have this unreasonable thermal throttling (since I monitor it, CPU temp is at 30-40% yet it throttle to 400Mhz), the S4Pro (and maybe other Skylake Proc?) have this issue too. The temporary fix is to use ThrottleStop (a program yes) and uncheck the BD_PROCHOT (every single time you startup Windows, I use Task Scheduler for it).
    Shortstory BD_PROCHOT (Bi-Directional Processor Hot) is monitoring all temp in your machine (not just CPU) and this makes problem because it'll trigger the throttling even though the CPU is chill, and guess what you get the 400Mhz speed. Anyway this solve my throttling problem since throttling was my T3P biggest issue. Hope it can help you guys who have this problem too.

  3. Odonto

    January 12, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Hi
    I had the I7 + 16gb + 512ssd from amazon but returned it, because there was a problem with speaker (sometimes the sound output was out one right or left channel). I dont know if this was a driver or hardware problem. The problem disappeared when rebooting the tablet/ or switching it off. Moreover, the touchpad behaved sometimes strangely : if i kept a finger on the touchpad, the mouse cursor was very unstable and jumped somewhere on the screen from initial position. I had to disconnect keyboard and reconnect it to tablet, so the mouse was back to normal. I had the latest drivers from asus website… Now there is a sale on amazon for 1399 €, it's a pretty big deal but I hesitate to buy a surface pro 4 instead. The battery life is much better on surface too. What would you chose between both, or wait for lenovo miix 720 maybe?

  4. Scott

    May 16, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Has anyone managed to find the actual keyboards and colour variants to purchase?

    I'm having a real hard time trying to find the taupe/gold coloured keyboard to match the gold back on my new unit! It shipped automatically with a black keyboard, and I wanted to have the option of changing the colour.

    Asus told me that I would have to go through an independent parts retailer, as they do not supply the open market. Would be easier if they just sold the keyboards and other devices (such as dock and speaker) they display on their website, Instead of this silly treasure hunt I'm on, for a keyboard I'm not even sure exists anymore.

    Maybe the Surface Pro 4 wins this round, for customisability.

    • Nepenthes

      May 17, 2017 at 5:29 am

      I just saw some at an ASUS store in Singapore a few days ago, SGD169 if I remember correctly (~USD120). Can't remember which colours were available though.
      My current keyboard has started behaving somewhat after I threw it on the floor and a corner broke. But the touchpad is still shit erratic. It's got touchscreen, touchpad and a pen, but I ended up using a logitech mouse most of the time – just to keep my blood pressure manageable.

  5. JB

    May 24, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    If you get an external GPU and enclosure like the core could you please test what the Transformer does in benchmark CUDA tests against a score of a desktop pc with an equalisation GPU card and CPU please…

  6. vahid

    November 14, 2020 at 11:24 pm

    If I try to describe this product : it crap !
    Because a noisy fan on it can make you Extremely angry!
    I pass it to the warranty and they just reinstall windows !!!

    now I put it away for save my mind from annoying noise

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