Excerpt: Windows is still relatively new to the tablet market, with the launch of Windows 8 occurring just a little over a year ago. But that doesn�t mean the market isn�t filled with options for consumers, ranging from ARM-based Windows RT options such as the Microsoft Surface 2 and Nokia Lumia 2520, to...
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...
Conclusion: Despite its few flaws, the Asus Transformer T100 is a capable tablet and laptop. It won’t win any performance crowns compared to more capable processors in its Core i3, i5 and i7 bigger brothers but it is definitely a more welcome improvement over the netbooks we used to chastise for their sluggish...
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.
Pros: The Asus Transformer Book T100 runs full Windows 8.1, comes with a keyboard, has great battery life, and is a steal if you can find it for $350.
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 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.
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: If you want a more premium design and screen on a Windows slate today, you'll need to go for a much more expensive Intel Core-powered tablet, such as the $899 Surface Pro 2. You can also wait for the Dell Venue 11 Pro, which starts at $499, but has a full HD screen.
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...