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Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA
Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £211
inc VAT (as of 5th May)

A great value laptop/tablet hybrid with an excellent battery life that won’t break the bank


Connections and Speakers

The TP200SA is surprisingly well-equipped when it comes to ports, too. With USB2, USB3 and USB3.1 Type-C ports, it can support multiple peripherals at the same time, and its micro HDMI port means you can connect it to an external display as well. 

Its downward-firing speakers admittedly aren’t great, but they’re decent enough given the price. Just don’t expect to be using this as your main music listening device. Audio wasn’t just tinny, but it also started to distort at high volumes. 


Luckily, the 11.6in 1,366×768 IPS display doesn’t disappoint. While its resolution seems a bit feeble compared to the 1,200×800 resolution of the comparatively priced HP Pavilion x2, it still produces a reasonably sharp picture, and our measured contrast ratio of 1,245:1 is an excellent result for such a cheap laptop.

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The same can’t be said of its sRGB coverage, though, as our colour calibrator only showed it was capable of displaying 64.1% of the gamut. I didn’t find this to be a massive issue when browsing through photos, though, as blacks still looked reasonably deep despite its measurement of 0.20cd/m2, and colours still had a decent amount of depth and richness to them. This is helped in no small part by the screen’s high brightness levels, which I measured at 268.9cd/m2. 


The Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA has its flaws, then, but at this price it seems churlish to criticise it too harshly. It provides a decent middle ground between laptop and tablet, and it’s a great device for those on the fence about buying either.

However, it faces some pretty stiff competition in the form of the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 14, which, while considerably larger than the TP200SA, is just as fast and has a much better battery life. It’s also £50 less. The TP200SA, meanwhile, isn’t quite as good for extended use, as its tightly-packed keyboard can become rather irritating when you’re working on it for several hours at a time. Still, if small if what you’re after, then the Transformer Book Flip TP200SA is still a fine choice for £200. Buy Now from Amazon

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Core specs
ProcessorDual Core 1.6GHz Intel Celeron N3050
Memory slots (free)1 (0)
Max memory2GB
SoundSonicMaster built-in speakers and mic
Pointing deviceTouchpad
Screen size11.6in
Screen resolution1366×768
Graphics adaptorIntegrated Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics outputsmicro HDMI
Graphics memory
Total storage32GB
Optical drive typeNone
Ports and expansion
USB ports1x USB2, 1xUSB 3, 1x USB Type-C
Memory card readerMicro SD
Other ports
Operating systemWindows 10 Home
Operating system restore optionRestore partition
Buying information
Parts and labour warrantyTwo year RTB
Part number90NL0081-M02880