Ahead of Computex 2016, ASUS announced the new Tablet, the Transformer Mini, which the company calls the world’s lightest detachable 2-in-1 PC. The new 10.1-inch PC with a smart hinge kickstand design, making it the perfect flexible device for working on-the-go.
The all-metal Transformer Mini comes in a shocking neon orange option alongside others, denoting that it’s aimed toward the student end of the market. While it weighs in at 790g including the backlit keyboard dock (520g without).
The 10.1-inch display with 1280×800 screen and 400 nits of brightness uses the company’s ASUS TruVivid display tech that is known to offer superior picture quality in all kinds of lighting.
The Transformer Mini runs on a quad-core Atom x5 chipset, as you just might expect for an entry-level device with up to 4 gigabyte RAM and 128 gigabytes of storage. It also gives users the ability to use Office Mobile, Windows Hello and Cortana.
The Transformer Mini feature a built-in fingerprint reader that allows for secure login with Windows Hello and despite the garish orange, the other colour options looked very smart.
The Transformer Mini has a lightweight keyboard cover that snaps on via magnets and folds slightly at its top to offer a pleasant incline. It has a kickstand that looks a lot like Microsoft’s but bends outward up to 170° without having fixed stopping points like the Surface 3.
The new tablet has room for plenty of ports, including a microSD card reader, a micro HDMI out, a full-size USB port and a microUSB connector used for charging. The slate will be available in Pearl White or Quartz Gray with Amber, Mint or Gold keyboards.
Asus hasn’t released pricing information for the Mini yet.