Reviews and Problems with Asus Transformer Book T100
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Asus Transformer Book T100 Review
29 January 2014
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 full-blown Windows 8.1 convertibles and hybrids.
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.
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.
Conclusion: Yes, you can get Microsoft's Surface 2 for a tenner more, but that model only runs the limited RT version of Windows 8.1 and you'll still need to shell out another £100 for the accompanying keyboard. The T100 may not be the best looking hybrid out there, but it's solidly built, offers a decent screen and processor, plus the latest Windows 8.1 at an extremely reasonable price.
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
Summary: The T100 is beyond reasonably priced, but can it get the job done?
Pros: Full Windows 8.1, Affordable, MicroSD support, 10.5 hour battery life, As a tablet, the T100 is light, plenty responsive and feels great to hold. It's only let down in this area by a lack of apps in MIcrosoft's Windows Store, which is growing all the time. It offers excellent battery life, meaning that you can juice it up and take it on the road knowing that it'll go for most of the day. That it can charge via micro-USB is a bonus too, even if it takes an age. The add...
Cons: Cramped keyboard, No LTE option, Mediocre performance, Lengthy charging time, It's a shame, but the T100 has to be ruled out for anyone who considers a below-par typing experience a deal breaker. The keys are cramped and leave you hunched over the device - you will have to adjust your typing style and work at it - which may not be a problem depending on how often you type. If you're unsure, track down a T100 to test out its keyboard for peace of mind. The lack of a re...
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