Asus Transformer Book T100TA / T100 review – netbook, reborn!
17 March 2014
Summary: If you're looking for a 10 inch tablet capable of running all your classic Windows applications, the Transformer Book T100 is one of the best offers for the money. It's not without flaws, but its' cheap and includes a keyboard, so there are plenty of reasons why you'd consider it.
Pros: light and fairly good looking, can handle most everyday activities, longlasting, runs cool and quiet, affordable
Cons: cramped keyboard, takes forever to charge, short charging cable, some design issues, low-resolution screen
Summary: So great is this tablet's value that it virtually sold out during the 2013 holidays; although stock has again started reaching stores, back orders and sold out situations remained common at the time this report was written. Don't scrimp further, however, most say. Opt for the pricier Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR and its more generous built-in memory.
Pros: Runs the full version of Windows 8, Physical keyboard included, Can be used as either a small laptop or a Windows tablet
Cons: Cheap construction and feel, Not as powerful as some convertible laptops
Review Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Convertible
29 November 2013
Summary: 4 x Atom. Bay Trail-T is supposed to eradicate the performance disadvantages of its predecessors. It wants to do this with a CPU Turbo and now four cores, but is that enough for the right balance of battery runtimes and reasonable Windows performance?
Pros: Great keyboard, USB 3.0, Good battery runtimes, Very good display, Low energy consumption, Good performance on the road, Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 (Full), The performance has been improved and the SSD is not low-cost equipment. You can feel that in practice.
Cons: Webcam quality, Not enough storage (32 GB version), Not enough RAM, More storage! 32 GB is not enough. Asus offers a 64 GB or 564 GB version (500 GB + 64 GB flash) respectively for 100 Euros (~$137) more.
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.
Conclusion: I hated netbooks. That might seem an odd way to launch the conclusion of a review, but I think I need to start there to give my fair opinion on the Transformer Book. From the first Eee PC, through NVIDIA's Ion, and right up through Clover Trail , the very best I felt like Intel's Atom offered was "barely useful.
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
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: A few weeks back we gave you a first-hand look at the performance of Intel's new, low-power Bay Trail Atom System-On-A-Chip for tablets and hybrid devices. Bay Trail, the follow-on to Intel's Clover Trail Atom design, comes in both dual and quad-core variants and offers better overall performance-per-watt than the previous generation, along with a significantly most robust graphics engine.