Comparison: ASUS Transformer Pro T304 vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

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The ASUS Transformer Pro T304 was designed to be the best Windows 10 2-in-1 PC. In this respect, it was created to match or supersede Microsoft’s  Surface Pro 4 in features and performance. Here we present the results of comparing these two leading 2-in-1 PCs against each other.

ASUS Transformer Pro vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4

  1. The Transformer Pro features more powerful & recent internal components – especially its 7th generation Intel Core i7 U series performance processor and ultra-large and fast, 1TB PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD
  2. The kickstand of the Transformer Pro T304 opens wider, letting the screen tilt back to a lower angle
  3. Greater number of ports and connectors – including a full-sized HDMI that is commonly used by display devices like TVs and projectors, unlike the rare Mini DisplayPort output of the Surface Pro 4
  4. Larger display with higher resolution, pixel density, and a higher color gamut that results in greater color accuracy; with images enhanced by ASUS proprietary TruVivid, Splendid and Tru2Life technologies
  5. A tablet section that is almost as slim and compact in spite of having more ports and larger display

Let’s look at how the specifications stack up side-by-side:

ASUS Transformer Pro T304 Microsoft Surface Pro 4
 t304  surface4pro
Processor 7th Gen Intel Core i7 6th Gen Intel Core i7
Drive PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD up to 1TB M.2 SSD up to 512GB
Kickstand 155 degree max opening / 170 degree max screen tilt 145 max opening / 165 degree max screen tilt
USB Type-C port 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C None
USB Type-A port 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
Display port 1x full sized HDMI port
(greater compatibility)
1x Mini DisplayPort
Audio 1x Combo audio jack 1x Combo audio jack
Card reader 1x microSD Card reader 1x microSD Card reader
Dimensions 299 x 211 x 8.85 mm 292.10 x 201.42 x 8.45 mm
 Weight 810 grams 786 grams

 

A better display

When pitted against the Microsoft Surface Pro 4’s display, the Transformer Pro T304’s outperforms it in screen size, resolution and color representation: 

ASUS Transformer Pro T304 Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Diagonal size 12.6 inches 12.3 inches
Resolution 2880 x 1920 2736 x 1824
Color gamut coverage 121% of sRGB 98.7% of sRGB

 

Resolution and pixel density

Although the Transformer Pro T304 has a slightly larger display than the Surface Pro 4, it has a higher resolution. This results in a higher pixel density, which is important for viewing details of screen content – especially high resolution images and movies. 
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Color accuracy

Extreme color accuracy is another strength of the Transformer Pro T304’s display over that of the Surface Pro 4. The Transformer Pro T304’s display has an incredible ability to exceed the color range of the sRGB colour range by 21%. With this 121% coverage of the sRGB color space, the Transformer Pro T304’s display is able to render a wider range of hues – right down to the most subtle tones. This results in more accurate and vibrant colors in images and video. This high color accuracy is especially important for users who work in color critical industries like digital artists, designers and photographers.
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