Asus Transformer Book T100
This Windows 8.1 tablet/laptop hybrid runs on a quad-core Intel Atom processor using "designed for tablets" Bay Trail architecture. The tablet consists of a 1,366x768-pixel-resolution 10.1-inch IPS panel with Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB, a microSD card reader, and a headphone jack on the sides. Under the hood along with the aforementioned processor are 2GB of RAM and either 32GB ($349) or 64GB ($399) of storage.
Included in that price is its keyboard dock with a touch pad and a full-size USB 3.0 port. Just pop the tablet onto the dock and use it as a laptop. While overall not terribly exciting, its relatively low price makes it an attractive option for testing the Windows 8.1 waters.
- Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
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Starting at: $399.00
The good: 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.
The bad: 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.
The bottom line: 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.
October 16, 2013 2:31 PM PDT
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