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Asus Transformer Book T100
Looking like it's just been wheeled out of the Skunk Works aircraft factory, maker of the stealth fighter, this striking gaming machine wears its gaming intentions on its sleeve. Designed from the ground up to incorporate the latest tech from Intel and Nvidia, this 17-incher takes no prisoners in the AU$3000 price range, but has it got the guts to power through today's most demanding games?
Design and features
Gamers will love the stealth fighter design employed on the G750JX, and the angular lines help to hide its bulky dimensions. Weighing a whopping 4.5kg, this is one of the heaviest gaming laptops on the market — a full kilogram heavier than the similarly sized Toshiba Qosmio. Most of the extra weight comes courtesy of an eight-cell battery. The huge 17.3-inch display provides ample screen real estate, and the resolution of 1920x1080 is relatively clear, without incurring the tremendous performance hit of a 2560x1440 display.
The chassis is built from the usual mixture of aluminium and plastic and feels up to the task of being lugged along to a weekly local area network (LAN) event. Our only concern is the slight flex of the backlit keyboard, which isn't anywhere near as sturdy as the likes of Toshiba's rock-solid Qosmio series. The touch pad buttons also have a slight rattle to them, but most gamers will be using a mouse anyway and so probably won't notice.