Asus announces the $349 Transformer Book T100 Windows 8.1 hybrid
Earlier this month at IFA in Berlin, Asus showed off the Transformer Book T300 and the Transformer Book Trio, which are both higher-end devices in the convertible tablet/laptop market. Today at the 2013 Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Asus showed off the budget entry Transformer Book T100, which is a Windows 8.1 hybrid device.
Where the T300 is a high-end 13.3-inch Windows tablet/laptop, and the Trio is an Android/Windows hybrid, the T100 is a more simple affair. It is, as the name suggests, a lower-end version of the T300. The T100 will feature a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display, a quad-core Intel Atom Bay Trail processor rated for about 11 hours of use, 2GB of RAM, and an included keyboard dock.
The T100 will come in two storage sizes. The 32GB will start at $349, and the 64GB model will be just $399. And, as we said, these devices do run full Windows 8.1, and further prove that Windows RT is pointless, with Windows 8.1 devices at this price point. The Asus Transformer Book T100 is expected in stores on October 18th.