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.
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 processors and overall experiences. Were it not for the clunky touchpad, the T100 would have been perfect.
Asus Transformer Book T100 review: It's a Netbook, it's a tablet, it's an awesome deal
22 November 2013
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.
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
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
Excerpt: The Asus Transformer Book T100 is only one of several tablets announced and released with the all-new Microsoft Windows 8.1 tablet OS. It doesn’t outshine many others in its category but it does have a number of interesting features that make it at least worth a look, if not an outright purchase. In a review that was first published on Tablet News, James A.
Pros: Uses full version of Windows 8 operating system, Comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student pre-installed, Lightweight, Inexpensive
Cons: Keyboard dock lacks extra battery, Screen resolution is quite limited, Lacks a rear camera
ASUS' 10.1in Transformer Book T100 is a tablet and a notebook in one convenient hybrid package
Good Gear Guide.au
20 December 2013
Summary: With a latest-generation Intel Atom processor at its helm, the Transformer Book T100 is capable of supplying a swift and mostly enjoyable Windows 8.1 tablet experience. It still struggles with some tasks, such as high-quality Web streaming, which could be a deal-breaker if that's one of your main undertakings.
Pros: 'Bay Trail' Intel Atom CPU, MicroSD card slot, Micro-HDMI port
Cons: Build quality could be better, Not great for streaming high-quality video
Conclusion: We’re really impressed with the Asus Transformer Book T100. Its 10.1-inch scale works well as either a tablet or a laptop, even if the keyboard does feel a little squeezed up on initial use. It’s something that we got over, though, and given how responsive and bright the touchscreen is you might find you only want to dabble in Windows with your fingers instead.
Pros: Most affordable Windows 8 device we’ve seen, better screen brightness and viewing angles than most Chromebooks, full Windows 8.1 & MS Office (Home & Student) for the price, great battery life, the death knell for Windows RT
Cons: Needs a better trackpad, on-board power isn’t going to blow you away, plasticky build, so slow to charge up, keyboard is squeezed, auto colour and brightness adjustment a bit annoying, not Full HD or greater