Reviews and Problems with Asus Transformer Book T100
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Asus Transformer Book T100 review: Bringing the netbook back, almost
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
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
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.
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
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.
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