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ASUS Transformer Book Flip has a rotatable screen, sub 5k pricing

Single-cable USB monitors have been around for a while, so it was only a matter of time before someone came up with a USB Type-C update. As it turns out, ASUS is the first to announce such a product and might have initially bested Lenovo’s Yoga with its dual-screened convertible laptop, but two screens meant weaker battery life and well, it was expensive too. The Transformer Book Flip, TP200 to be exact, then, offers four different use cases: completely flat like a tablet, a house of cards style prop-up structure, a media-viewing mode with the keyboard down, and good-ole laptop mode.

The notable thing here is that the Transformer Book Flip will arrive with similar pricing to ASUS’ middleweight to entry-level Vivobook series. (We managed to get local pricing: the Flip starts at R5 999 for the 11.6-inch Dual-core 2.16 GHz model)


Screen resolutions go up to 1366 x 768, we’d advise sticking to the higher resolution models if you can afford to. The build quality looks a lot like the middleweight laptops that ASUS has shown in years past, although there’s a classy brushed aluminum effect to the top of the laptop. The device is already available at major PC hardware retailers. We can’t wait to get out hands-on. 

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.