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Asus Transformer Book T100

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Overall 8

Asus Transformer Book T100 Review

29 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Inside the T100 is a non-removable 31 Wh battery which Asus claims is good for 11 hours of usage, placing the estimated life of the x86-based T100 in the realm of ARM-powered tablets. For a while Intel has been focusing on power efficiency and low-power SoCs like Bay Trail are at the forefront of Intel’s latest war on ARM chips in tablets.
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Overall 4

ASUS Transformer Book T100 review

20 January 2014
  • Excerpt: Microsoft may only offer two official Windows tablets but there’s actually a third way you can go – with the low-cost T100 typifying what you can expect. Microsoft is seemingly not interested in pursuing this line itself and that’s frankly a little perplexing to us because in many ways the 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 gives you the best of both worlds.
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Overall 7

Asus Transformer Book T100 review: It's a Netbook, it's a tablet, it's an awesome deal

14 January 2014
  • Summary: The Asus Transformer Book T100 revives the Netbook value proposition (and Netbook usability issues) in a budget-price 10-inch laptop that doubles as a tablet. You won’t love it, but for sheer bang for the buck, it’s hard to beat.
  • Cons: The cramped keyboard feels like an old Netbook's used to; not as fast as zippier, larger, more expensive Windows products; display not that vibrant.
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ASUS Transformer Book T100TA review: The perfect affordable Windows hybrid?

10 December 2013
  • Excerpt: We keep hoping to find that perfect Windows 8 hybrid laptop. There are a number of interesting products on the market you can use both as tablet and laptop, but they're also very pricey. That's not true for the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA, available for around £350.
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Asus Transformer Book T100 review: Bringing the netbook back, almost

Ars Technica
22 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Asus Transformer T100 has three players in its story: Windows 8.1, Intel, and Asus. For Microsoft’s Windows 8.1, the biggest competition comes not from Google or Apple, but from the hundreds of millions of PCs already running Windows 7, Vista, and XP. With Windows 8 and 8.1, Microsoft wants to bridge the divide between past and future by offering the legacy you know alongside a modern and purely digital operating system. The result is compromised and incomplete.
  • Pros: Bay Trail is the Atom processor we never knew we needed, Intel HD Graphics get it a modicum of gaming potential, More performance than we're used to from a netbook, Versatile design without the high cost of the Surface, Excellent battery Life, microSD slot for easy storage expansion
  • Cons: A bit on the heavy side, even just on tablet, No extra battery in the keyboard dock leaves it envious of its Android kin, With just 32-64GB on-board, storage is scarce, The power/volume/Start buttons are a squishy mess, Display lacks pixels, The keyboard and touchpad
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Overall 7

Asus Transformer Book T100 Review

9 November 2013
  • Summary: The Asus Transformer Book T100 is a hybrid machine from Asus that runs Windows 8.1 Pro and is powered by the latest Intel Atom quad-core chips that are not only more power efficient than the previous generation of Atom chips, all the while delivering more performance. The build of the T100 could have been better, but that would have increased the price of this otherwise rather economical hybrid.
  • Pros: The screen has good viewing angles, The Atom processor matches Core i3 performance, The dock is actually quite functional, Decent build quality
  • Cons: The rubber feet at the bottom are ineffective, Very minimal number of ports, The dock has no additional battery for extended life
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Asus Transformer Book T100 review: Rebirth of the affordable portable PC

8 November 2013
  • Summary: There’s a lot to like about the Asus Transformer Book T100. It’s small and cheap, gets long battery life, and offers decent performance whether you use it as a notebook or a tablet. It won’t be the best computer for everyone: The keyboard and touchpad are small, the screen resolution might be a bit too sharp when running apps that aren’t optimized for high-resolution screens, but it’s not as sharp as the screens on the latest iPads.
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Overall 8

ASUS Transformer Book T100

LAPTOP Magazine
18 October 2013
  • Summary: The ASUS Transformer Book T100 is one of the better bargains in tech today. For a starting price $150 less than Microsoft's Surface 2 -- which doesn't come with a keyboard and runs the stripped down Windows RT OS -- you get full Windows 8.1, a keyboard dock, more than 12 hours of battery life and Microsoft Office. That's not to say this hybrid is perfect. The netbooklike keyboard is on the cramped side, and ASUS chose the wrong place to put the power button.
  • Pros: Very long battery life, Inexpensive, Keyboard included, Microsoft Office preloaded, Solid Bay Trail performance, Good webcam
  • Cons: Very slow to charge, Stiff inconsistent touchpad, Cramped keyboard, Awkward Start button placement
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ASUS Transformer Book T100 Review: Redefining the Entry-Level Windows Notebook

18 October 2013
  • Conclusion: It’s tough to sell an entry-level Windows PC these days. You’re sandwiched between a couple of aggressive price points: the Nexus 7 at $229 and the iPad at $499. Traditionally, the PC you’d get between those price points would have mechanical storage, the cheapest of cheap TN panels, be bulky as possible, an unimpressive keyboard/trackpad and have 2.4GHz-only WiFi.
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Asus Transformer Book T100 review: A netbook in hybrid tablet disguise

27 February 2014
  • Summary: Summary: The 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 is a well made and attractively priced hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet. However, its moderate specification and small size make it difficult to recommend as your primary Windows device.
  • Pros: Well made, High-quality keyboard, Good battery life, Affordable price
  • Cons: Cramped keyboard, 10.1-inch screen seems small in notebook mode, Few ports, no Ethernet, Minimal internal storage
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