Summary: This is not an iPad killer, or even a rival to the Surface Pro 2. But at Â£349 it is a compelling deal. The Asus Transformer Book T100T is a compact device that offers true functionality and decent performance. And it is a truly portable office PC. Much more updated netbook than desirable gadget, students, school children, home PC users and office road warriors could easily spend more and get less.
Conclusion: For a sub-$400 price, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA is a fully functional Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet, and the natural successor to the netbook ideal from a few years ago. It gives you a bright, usable PC an affordable price. Plus it avoids all of the compatibility issues that plague tablets running mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, or Windows RT.
Pros: Full Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet. Can run all Windows programs. Light. Great price. 11 hours battery life. Micro-USB recharging. 1TB of cloud storage included (for a year). 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Comes with full Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013. Keyboard with trackpad and USB port is included .
Cons: Only 2GB of system memory. Touchy trackpad. Only 31GB of free space on SSD. Smaller than standard keyboard. Slow recharge times.
Excerpt: The Asus Transformer Book T100 packs an impressive list of features into a diminutive chassis and companion keyboard dock. After working with system, it's clear that Asus is hoping to capture lightning in a bottle, for the second time in a row.
Pros: Great Price / performance ratio, Snappy performance, Full x86 compatibility, microSD expansion, Keyboard dock part of bundle
Cons: Dock contains no battery, just one USB 3.0 port, Graphics performance middle-of-the-pack, Only 32-64GB storage avail
Excerpt: For a sub-$400 price, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA is a fully functional Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet, and the natural successor to the netbook ideal from a few years ago. It gives you a bright, usable PC an affordable price. Plus it avoids all of the compatibility issues that plague tablets running mobile operating systems like iOS, Android, or Windows RT.
Asus' Transformer Book T100 convertible notebook reviewed
22 October 2013
Summary: The 64GB Transformer Book T100 we tested is , and the 32GB version will sell for $50 less. Even though a device like this has been such a long time coming, I don't think anyone expected it to be this affordable. Not that I'm complaining.
Except that, well, I am. A little. Like most value-oriented systems, the T100 isn't perfect. The screen is a bit dim, the glossy plastic quickly becomes a smudged mess of fingerprints, and the touchpad has a few annoying quirks.
Preview: ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Bay Trail Tablet
21 October 2013
Conclusion: model that was just released. The ASUS T100TA is able to best both the iPad 4 and the Nexus 7, which is very respectable showing for Intel's new Atom. As you can see, the T100TA falls a bit short of our Atom Z3770 reference numbers in this tests, though it's able to edge it out in the Physics test, which is likely a result of continued driver and OS optimization since we last tested Bay Trail devices. We ran tests several times with nearly identical results so we're...
Excerpt: I recently reviewed Microsoft's Surface 2 - a Windows RT tablet /laptop hybrid that is beautifully put together, but offers little in the way of usefulness for the £359 inc VAT purchase price. In many ways the Asus Transformer Book T100T is the counterpoint to the Surface 2.