Gorgeous, Great Price, Windows Tablet with Office, and Perfect Upgrade for an old Netbook
Rhonda "Rhonda", Amazon
2 days ago
Summary: I received the ASUS transformer as an early Christmas present and absolutely love it! I have been searching for a replacement for a 2010 netbook that I used as a casual "on the couch" handy computer. I wanted a tablet but absolutely needed to have Office for work and other uses AND a keyboard. As others have noted, the ASUS comes with Office Home/Student which is perfect for my needs. I have a desktop for heavy duty work and the ASUS zenbook for travel.
Summary: My background: I am a graduate student. I don't like pirated software. I already had a laptop before buying the Asus t100. This older laptop of mine weighed nearly 4 kg and was a pain to carry to school. And I desperately needed a light weight computer like device through which I could create and read documents and presentations via Microsoft Office. And, I couldn't afford Microsoft Office to install in my Windows Vista laptop.
Great product! Need to be careful in setup to avoid crashing
5 days ago
Summary: This is a great product but you need to be careful in setup in order to avoid crashing and blackouts. Recommend following steps to enjoy this wonderful device: 1. Read as much of favorable and unfavorable reviews on Amazon before powering up. 2. Fully charge before powering up. 3. Do not do any windows update until you do #4 4. Go to "change pc settings" and change windows update setting from auto install to "download updates but let me choose whether to install them".
A perfect combination of functionality, performance, and price
Gerard J Farmer, Amazon
5 days ago
Summary: I have been searching for months to find the perfect combination of functionality, size, weight, battery life and price in a tablet/laptop hybrid. I now know why the ASUS Transformer T100TA was a top selling Black Friday device. The tablet section is nicely constructed with an excellent screen. The keyboard has the best tactile feeling and layout of the hybrids I sampled .
Pros: lightwieght and pretty fast for what I use it.
Cons: My son bought this tablet and I read reviews of users recommending flashing the bios., so I went to the Asus website and downloaded the bios and flashed it..the tablet then restarted, but never turned back on.. So I ended up with a bricked Tablet.
Summary: I got this at Best Buy a week ago and have had no problems whatsoever with it(knock on wood). I bought this to use when I travel at work, I am an IT salesman and hate carrying a full size laptop on trips. I'll start with the good: Windows 8.1 is better than the old 8 on a few different levels but I won't get into that as I'm reviewing the tablet.
Nice Tablet Nice Laptop with Free office included.
6 days ago
Summary: I bought this at bestbuy it came with 8.1 pre installed and office downloaded after i clicked on the desktop link. This thing works like a full laptop. Bay Trail feels as fast as my I5 work laptop. Pros: 81 and Office for free Awesome graphics Fast Baytrail Processor for a great price Included Keyboard Easy to use Cons: Small keyboard (but this is a 10 tablet) 32 bit vs 64 bit (these will be out Q1) Had a bad crash which is why i gave it 4 instead of 5.
Summary: My Transformer Book arrived in mint condition and there hasn't been any problems so far. The instruction booklet says you need to charge the laptop for 8 hours before using it for the first time in battery mode. Just plug it in and leave it plugged in while you setup the computer for the first time. The power cord is short so you'll have to sit very close to the power outlet. Buying a USB extension cable is a good idea. It connected to my 5Ghz wireless network perfectly.
Summary: Here's why this is a better tablet/laptop than the other ones out there, in no particular order: 1. Low price without sacrifice. 2. Office is included, and it's not just a 60 day or one year license. It's forever. 3. A keyboard is included free of charge. The Surface 2 keyboard will cost you $130 extra, plus you don't get the desktop version of windows with the standard Surface 2 which costs the same as the Asus Transformer Book T100. 4.