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Meet the family: Asus unveils 3 new Transformer 2-in-1 PCs

There's the Transformer 3, aimed at the iPad Pro crowd, the Transformer 3 Pro, groomed to take Microsoft's Surface Pro 4, and, last but not least, the diminutive Transformer Mini.

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Top of the line

This is the Transformer 3 Pro, one of three tablets Asus unveiled on Monday at Computex.

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Keeping things trim

The 2-in-1 aluminium PC is just 8.35mm (0.3 inches) thick.

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High-powered

The Transformer 3 Pro comes with an Intel Core i7 processor.

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The 12.6-inch display has a crystal clear resolution of 2,880x1,920 pixels, giving it a density of 275 pixels per inch.

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Memory and storage

Like the newly announced Zenbook 3, the Transformer 3 Pro comes with up to 1TB of SSD storage and 16GB of RAM.

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Three digits

The premium 2-in-1 PC comes in two colours, Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray, and starts at $999 (which converts to £685 and AU$1,395).

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Younger brother

This is the Transformer 3, which is cheaper than its Pro sibling. It starts at $799 (which converts to £545 and AU$1,115).

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Compact

Being 6.9mm thick and weighing 695 g (0.27 inches and 1.5 pounds), the Transformer 3 is thinner and lighter than the Pro.

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Big things in smaller spaces

Despite being smaller, it has the same sized screen and display resolution as the Pro.

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No slouch

The Transformer 3 offers up to 512GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM.

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Playing the long game

Asus hyped the battery life of the Transformer 3, claiming a solid 9 hours.

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Third of three

The third tablet device the Taiwanese company unveiled was the Asus Transformer Mini.

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Switching up the power source

This ditches the Intel Core processors of the two Transformer 3's for an Atom X5.

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Pros and cons

The switch in processor means the Mini isn't as powerful, but that in turn boosts the battery life to around 11 hours.

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Featherweight

Asus is calling it the world's lightest 2-in-1 PC. It weighs just 530g (1.16 lbs).

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Packing a 10.1-inch display, the Mini is 8.2mm (0.32 inches) thin.

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Versatile

The tablet comes in either Quartz Gray or Pearl White, with keyboard options in those two colours, plus Amber, Mint Green and Icicle Gold.

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