From Asus a transformable computer with an elegant design that turns into a comfortable tablet.
Asus today presented the new Transformer Mini 2018 (model T103), a light (620 grams) and thin 2-in-1 PC with an autonomy of 12 hours, a battery cover and a 10,1 "screen. .
All the details can be found in the press release below, after the photos.
ASUS introduces the new Transformer Mini (T103)
Thin and light, the new 2-in-1 PC combines an elegant design and a powerful battery capable of guaranteeing a full day of use with support for the ASUS Pen stylus and the innovative eSIM 4G LTE for uninterrupted connectivity thanks to the agreement with Transatel
Cernusco sul Naviglio, 10 January 2018. ASUS has announced the availability of the all-new Transformer Mini (T103), a light and thin 2-in-1 PC that gives you the freedom to work, create and play in any place and situation.
With a featherweight of just 620 grams, which only rises to 870 grams when used with the ultra-thin ASUS Transformer Cover Keyboard, the compact Transformer Mini adopts a 10,1 "display and a powerful battery that ensures uninterrupted use of 12 hours  in addition to being able to be used as a powerful power bank to recharge other devices, without even worrying about having to carry several chargers on the road. Transformer Mini T103HAF is also the first Windows 10 device to ensure complete connectivity thanks to the Wi-Fi connection and the integrated 4G LTE eSIM throughout Europe. The high-speed data connection of the new Transformer Mini is ensured by ASUS's collaboration with the French telecommunications company Transatel, the first operator to offer 4G LTE data plans that can be purchased directly from the Windows Store app. This collaboration between ASUS and Transatel makes Transformer Mini T103HAF the first Windows 10 device in Europe with integrated 4G LTE and comes with a 1 GB preloaded free trial package for one month valid throughout Europe .
Transformer Mini ensures an unparalleled user experience, with Transatel enabled as the default operating profile (DOP), making cellular connectivity available immediately when the device is turned on. Users will thus be able to enjoy instant access to the Cellular Data by Transatel data service and manage connectivity directly from the Windows 10 network connection panel; they will also be able to access Transatel's prepaid data plans by purchasing them directly from the Windows Store.
“We are constantly striving to refine our products to create solutions that exceed consumer expectations; for this reason we are very proud of the innovative ASUS Transformer Mini T103HAF, which not only incorporates the best of technology available today, but also guarantees powerful uninterrupted connectivity options. Native and integrated global cellular connectivity is a revolutionary feature of Windows 10 that we consider essential to the world of mobile computing, ”said Mr. Eric Ou, Group General Manager, ASUS EMEA Systems Business Group.
“ASUS is at the forefront of the era of the digital revolution, offering its users exceptional independence through easy access to local data networks. Everyone, from the end user to mobile operators, benefits from partnerships like these and we are immensely proud to promote this collaboration with ASUS, ”said Jacques Bonifay, CEO of Transatel.
ASUS Transformer Mini: compact, connected, productive
The ultra-compact dimensions and the removable 10,1 "display weighing only 620 grams, make Transformer Mini the perfect
companion for mobility, even when attached to the keyboard cover.
The elegant design goes well with the display that offers a brightness of 400cd / m2 and ASUS TruVivid and ASUS Tru2Life Video technology to ensure truly impeccable quality images and videos that are always well defined and realistic, even in direct sunlight. The 178 ° viewing angles also allow you to enjoy vivid and brilliant images from any angle.
The advanced sound system that integrates two powerful five-magnet speakers and the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio technology produces a powerful full-bodied and absolutely enveloping sound to enjoy the most rewarding sound experience.
Long battery life for serial travelers
While ultra-compact and slim, Transformer Mini boasts a powerful battery that delivers 12 hours of operating time1 on a single charge. It can also be recharged via the Micro-USB port, using a portable charger or any power bank with a Micro-USB connector: Transformer Mini is always ready and available, to enjoy every minute of your journey without annoying hitches.
ASUS Pen: the most natural way to interact
When used with the optional ASUS Pen Active Stylus, Transformer Mini opens up a new world of creativity and fun with the new Windows Ink Workspace. It will be super easy to take notes in the new sketchpad, add notes to photos and much more. With a sensitive and precise touch (1024 pressure levels) capable of detecting every slight nuance in movement, ASUS Pen allows you to write and draw freehand directly on the Transformer Mini screen with the utmost naturalness, just like on paper, a notebook or a canvas. A practical pen holder on the side of the keyboard allows you to carry the stylus safely and securely.
Always connected thanks to the revolutionary eSIM technology
Transformer Mini offers a built-in eSIM that allows you to stay connected to the Internet via a 4G LTE connection when you cannot otherwise connect to the network via ultra-fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Thanks to the revolutionary eSIM technology, a physical SIM is no longer required and everything happens with the utmost simplicity: when you are on the move, you don't need to change SIMs, just buy a data plan from a participating mobile operator and connect to the web directly via 4G LTE . The 1GB trial package for one month can be reactivated later, quickly and easily directly from the network connections panel, even in the absence of Wi-Fi connection, choosing between 1 or 15-day packages, without subscription, valid in Spain , Europe and the rest of the world.
ASUS Transformer Mini (T103) it is available at a recommended price of Euro 499, including VAT.
ASUS Transformer Mini (T103)
|CPU||Intel® Atom ™ X5-Z8350 ('Cherry Trail') quad-core|
|Display||10.1 "HD touchscreen (1280 x 800), wide-view technology with 178 ° viewing angles, 400cd / m2 brightness|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro 64 bit|
|But by the full GPU acceleration tech||Integrated Intel® HD Graphics|
|Main memory||LPDDR3up to 4GB|
|Archiving||eMMC up to 128GB|
|Connectivity||eSIM 4G LTE * (optional)
Dual band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
* eSIM technology availability may vary by model and region
|Interfaces||1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x micro HDMI
1 x Micro-USB 2.0 (for charging and data)
1 x microSD card reader (up to 512GB expansion)
1 x combo audio jack
|Audio||Bi-directional 5-magnet stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology|
|Battery||32Wh, lithium polymer|
|Power pack||Output: 9V DC, 18W
Input: 100-240V AC, 50 / 60Hz universal
|Size||Tablet: 259 x 170 x 10 mm
Keyboard: 262 x 173 x 5,7mm
Laptop mode: 260,8 x 171,8 x 15,7mm
|Weight||620g (tablet only)
870g (with keyboard)
|Colors||Tablet: Slate Gray, Icicle Gold|
 Specifications may vary by model
2 Not valid for devices sold in Germany
3 Product specifications, content and availability are subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary based on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at www.asus.com