ASUS Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 debuts in India with a hefty price tag

ASUS' answer to the Surface Pro 4, the Transformer 3 Pro, has made its debut in India. And much like Microsoft's offering (opens in new tab), ASUS' 2-in-1 device carries an absurd price tag, with retail prices starting from ₹1,44,990 ($2,160).

The Transformer 3 Pro is made out of aluminum and has a kickstand that lets you prop up the device in various configurations. The 2-in-1 offers a 12.6-inch display with a resolution of 2880 x 1920, Kaby Lake Intel Core i7 CPU, up to 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM, Thunderbolt 3, USB-C 3.1 (Gen 2), USB 3.0, and HDMI ports, 13MP camera at the back along with a front 2MP camera that offers Windows Hello facial recognition, and front stereo speakers from Harman Kardon.

There's also the ASUS Pen, which offers 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity. ASUS is throwing in the backlit Transformer Cover Keyboard for free as well. Sales of the Transformer 3 Pro will kick off from October, and the device will be available from ecommerce sites as well as leading retail stores.

What do you guys make of the pricing of the Transformer 3 Pro? Any takers?

MORE: Hands-on with the ASUS Transformer 3 Pro

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • Better hold on to my current ASUS Gen 1 transformer 2-in-1 for a couple more years, lol.
  • Why do we have to comment on the price?
    Looks like stunning device. We really should celebrate it rather then fishing for crazy/insane price type of comments.
    Disappointing article
  • I doubt anyone won't like the device but at that price many Windows enthusiasts will to stay far. I think further down they might come up with a version with a less powerful processor and sell it cheaper. By the way while taking pictures is not the main or secondary strength of those devices, they need better camera though. I believe the front camera is more important than the back, so a 2mp camera is deal breaker for me. I've returned the surface pro just for that about a year ago.
  • I'd consider it at $1200-1500 with keyboard and pen included. Over $2000 though? They're crazy.
  • I don't know if its high price is influenced by the government's tax or not, but comparing with Surface Pro 4's Core i5, that will be a nice upgrade.
  • wow... a surface pro 4 with the i5 and the keycover costs around Rs. 100000.. so this is just insane
  • One lakh rupees for a computer ?? That's INSANE !! We are Indians where entire families survive on 200 dollars a month or even less. We are very happy with a 100 dollar computer...
  • At least now we know wen..... in India! :)
  • When out of India!
  • Pricing makes it not even worth commenting
  • Crazy Pricing. Atleast 65K to 70K INR would make sense.
  • Xps 15 is way better for the same price
  • Now, ASUS should try a phone with W10M.
  • For my profession, anything less than a 15.6" screen is an absolute no go, howsoever feature full may it then be.
  • When I take a look at the url, that price is only for the most highend version. The price starts at 78.890 which is way more reasonable.
  • i just cant wait for this device Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Crazy price, wrong predictions about this "cheaper" product. Bad move, ASUS..
  • Lots of money? Yes... Same price as SP4 with same config, yes .....only diff here is the asus comes with more ports and the keyboard