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ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the usability and price are generally positive. The keyboard and portability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the image quality and screen.

performance, portability, keyboard, price, usability

screen, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of ASUS Transformer Book Flip TP500LA from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca. People really like the price and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the screen.

performance, design, portability, price

screen

80% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Flip Convertible Touchscreen 15.6-Inch Laptop, Core i3, 500GB HDD, 6GB RAM - Free Windows 10 UpgradeASUS Flip Convertible Touchscreen 15.6-Inch Laptop, Core i3, 500GB HDD, 6GB RAM - Free Windows 10 Upgrade

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Manuel Christa (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA Convertible Review

 

Middle-class convertible. The predecessors' displays didn't exactly impress because of their low resolution and subpar brightness. Asus improved the Transformer Book Flip somewhat in that regard, but the new convertible is still decidedly average....

fan is inaudible, good chassis, good looking design, high color accuracy, doesn't heat up much

display is too dark, lousy webcam, battery run times are average

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Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LA/LN review

 

If you're in the market for a good looking and powerful 2-in-1 laptop with a 15 inch screen, the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500 should be on your list.It's a solid option with no particular deal-breakers, but you will be paying extra for the form...

good looking and solid built, decent keyboard and trackpad, plenty of ports, solid hardware, runs cool and quiet, alright battery life

poor screen on this configuration, the series priced high at launch, not that easy to upgrade

Although there’s nothing majorly wrong with this laptop, I do find it somewhat tough to recommend right now, at launch, because it is rather expensive, especially when looking at its competition.

Oct, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Regret two weeks in

 

I received this as a gift for Christmas. I'm hoping that I can get the purchasing information so I can get rid of this piece and replace it with a computer that will actually work and not wait for ten minutes after startup to show the cursor each time...

Sleek design, easy to transition between tablet and laptop, sizable hard drive and RAM

Jittery, inaccurate touch screen, screen gets too dirty too quickly, terrible user experience

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

piece of junk!

 

I would not recommend asus, first and last time using them.

great screen quality

has died on my twice in the 7 months I have had it and have had to send it in twice to get repaired. Trying to get a different computer now and get my money back i spent on this piece of junk.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Value 2-in-1

 

I have not used the laptop much since it will be a present so I can't comment on the WiFi signal dropping as was mentioned in below reviews. I'll update once I've been able to use it more. I can see why some people think the screen isn't the best as...

-Sleek design and overall solid build quality. -Has an i3 instead of a Celeron or Pentium. -6GB of RAM instead of the usual 4GB. -Excellent price point for what you get. I paid $389 when it was on sale which is much less than any other comparable...

-Was expecting a dedicated area underneath for the HDD, but found out you have to take the entire bottom plate off to get to it. While this isn't really a big con, I was afraid I was going to break the plastic clips that hold it in place because of how...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

2nd Asus in 6months NO 10 key

 

flip is cool

10 key pad on keyboard will not work - no navigation or numlk for numbers. This is the second Asus from newegg with the same problem in 6 months. Very disgusted. Won't ever buy another asus

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good, but different than the 4GB Model

 

I've bought about 8 of these for different customers through Newegg and other websites, but never the 6GB RAM version. All 8 of them are still working and do well with most tasks. I personally use the 4GB RAM version for web development and Photoshop.

A couple of differences with this model were the keyboard being a little "stiffer" and the touchpad area being very difficult to properly click.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good, but different than the 4GB Model

 

I've bought about 8 of these for different customers through Newegg and other websites, but never the 6GB RAM version ; All 8 of them are still working and do well with most tasks. I personally use the 4GB RAM version for web development and Photoshop

A couple of differences with this model were the keyboard being a little "stiffer" and the touchpad area being very difficult to properly click

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS TP500LA-DS71T

 

This 2-in-1 laptop is quick and easy to use, and so far doesn't seem to have the connectivity issues I've experienced with other laptops. My requirements for a computer are pretty minimal- I pretty much just need something that connects to the...

The screen feels a little heavy; sometimes it almost feels like the laptop would tip over if the screen was extended past a certain point. That's a pretty minor gripe, though, and it could be how I'm holding it.

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS TP500LA-DS71T

 

This 2-in-1 laptop is quick and easy to use, and so far doesn't seem to have the connectivity issues I've experienced with other laptops. My requirements for a computer are pretty minimal- I pretty much just need something that connects to the...

The screen feels a little heavy; sometimes it almost feels like the laptop would tip over if the screen was extended past a certain point. That's a pretty minor gripe, though, and it could be how I'm holding it

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster Lite, MaxxAudio / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:4210
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:UL;TUV;NCC;CE Marking Compliance ;FCC Compliance;BSMI ;Japan VCCI Compliance ;IDA;CCC;GOST-R ;CB;EPEAT;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Silver
Form factor:Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Business
Product colour:Black, Silver / Black, Stainless Steel / Silver
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:15:10 / 16:4 / 16:9
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: No
HD type:Full HD / HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 2
Maximum Resolution:3840 x 2160
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:ASUS SonicMaster Lite, MaxxAudio / SonicMaster / SonicMaster Lite
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x / VT-x, VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:2X4 / 2x4, 4x1 / 2x4,4x1 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-5xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.4
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I3-4010U / I3-4030U / I3-5010U / I5-4210U / I5-5200U / I7-4510U / I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-5000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series / Intel® Core™ i5-5200 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0 / D0 / F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel Advanced Vector Extensions: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Boost: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel I/O Acceleration Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel Instruction Replay Technology: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Power Management Technology: No
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel QuickPath Interconnect: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Unite installed: No
Intel Unite supported: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® Unite™: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless-AC Technology: No
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 84697 / 85212 / 85214
Processor code:SR16Q / SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR23W / SR23Y / SR23Z
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
True Key: No
True Key™: No
UART:No / Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, User / HDD, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDXC / MSXC, SD, SDHC / SD / SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD,SDHC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 24
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1128 / 500 / 524 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.4 / 25.8 / 258
Height :2.2 / 2.29 / 22
Weight:2.09 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.26
Width:38 / 38.1 / 380