Single-cable USB monitors have been around for a while, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a USB Type-C update. As it turns out, ASUS is the first to announce such a product and might have initially bested Lenovo’s Yoga with its dual-screened convertible laptop, but two screens meant weaker battery life and well, it was expensive too. The Transformer Book Flip, TP200 to be exact, then, offers four different use cases: completely flat like a tablet, a house of cards style prop-up structure, a media-viewing mode with the keyboard down, and good-ole laptop mode.
The notable thing here is that the Transformer Book Flip will arrive with similar pricing to ASUS’ middleweight to entry-level Vivobook series. (We managed to get local pricing: the Flip starts at R5 999 for the 11.6-inch Dual-core 2.16 GHz model)
Screen resolutions go up to 1366 x 768, we’d advise sticking to the higher resolution models if you can afford to. The build quality looks a lot like the middleweight laptops that ASUS has shown in years past, although there’s a classy brushed aluminum effect to the top of the laptop. The device is already available at major PC hardware retailers. We can’t wait to get out hands-on.
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