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Asus Transformer Book T100 Review

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It might not have a rear camera, but it still sports a front-facing 1.2-megapixel one for video chatting and all of those selfies we’re sometimes inclined to shoot. As expected, there isn’t anything special with its still image quality, as it lacks any solid fine details. With the stock Windows 8.1 camera app, it’s a simple interface that focuses on making it easy to snap something.

Multimedia


Like the camera app, the XBOX Music app is the same familiar one we all know and love. Consistency rears its head once again here, as it sports the same interface found with all other Windows 8.1 devices. On one hand, we appreciate that its dual speakers are potent and loud with its volume, but it’s accompanied with a distinct shrill tone, which makes it sound irritating at times.

High definition videos pose no problem with this, since 1080p ones flawlessly play – though, the washed out nature of the display doesn’t entice us as much as other tablets. Still, it features support for all the popular video codecs out of the box.

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posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:44

1. Birds (Posts: 979; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I'm a big fan of Asus, but damn... the screen could have atleast been IPS...I don't care about the resolution.... I just want contrast and colors....LOL.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:51 7

2. emadshiny (Posts: 1131; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Have you read the review?
It has a 10" IPS LCD display!

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 05:56 1

3. sri_tech (Posts: 188; Member since: 21 May 2013)


This is great device for the price.

You can get the 64GB model for $359 from newegg with coupon (coupon code: EMCWWWS22).
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834231359

Amazon is selling the same 64GB model for $379.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FFJ0HUE/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0ZT28SYZJQPEBRCJEJ5Q&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1630083462&pf_rd_i=507846

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:44 3

4. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


This is a quad core not a dual core and maybe it is your review unit buy all 8.1 come with office students edition.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 07:05 3

6. TuanGugu (Posts: 44; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


Yes I was about to comment on that... Its QUAD-CORE Bay Trail Atom processor PhoneArena! -_-

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 06:55

5. Losdog25 (Posts: 24; Member since: 28 Aug 2009)


I really wish the tf701t came with Windows8.1 instead of Android. As much as I love Android I need a full pc. Guess it's the Sony vaio tap 11 instead. Budget wise this is great for people though. Good job asus..

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:37

7. Mike_L.13 (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I'm a little bit confused, maybe the folks from PA could help out. I was under the impression that this device does in fact come with MS Office Home and Student preloaded. I was under that impression because of the following sources:

asus.com/in-search-of-incredible/asus-transformer-​book-t100/

microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/ASUS-Tran​sformer-Book-T100TA-C1-GR-Touchscreen-2-in-1/produ​ctID.288728700

Could someone please clarify as to whether it does or not? And if it does, why the model you are reviewing here did not. Thank you

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 13:50

9. smartphonelover (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


My fiance and I just bought this recently, it comes with MS Office Home and Student. It's a product code that's on a piece of paper that's in the product box. So idk if that's considered preloaded but it does come with it.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 13:59

10. Mike_L.13 (Posts: 20; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I gotcha, so even though it may not technically come installed on the machine it does come with the MS Office product. That's awesome. I wonder if phonearena just missed their piece of paper with the product code

How do you guys like it so far?

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 13:28

12. smartphonelover (Posts: 36; Member since: 26 Nov 2009)


It doesn't sound like Phonearena did their research properly on the Asus T100. I mean the Baytrail Processor being a quad core processor was a big thing I thought when it was announced, but they got that wrong too. It has a great battery life. The screen is good for every day use even with it's low resolution. The colors are great because it's an IPS display. It's just a great tablet for the price. Ya it's not the fastest and it's not the highest quality, but for the price with Microsoft Office for free, it's definitely worth it. We have a desktop replacement laptop also which handles the process heavier task like video editing and gaming and for handling a lot of our memory. The Asus T100 doesn't have that much memory so I suggest getting an external hard drive.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 08:52 1

8. dwayneak (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


My T100 came with Microsoft office and a key code. Pretty sure all 10.6 inch windows tablets and under are supposed to come with office preinstalled, but don't take my word for it.

posted on 15 Nov 2013, 17:20 2

11. Jdart27 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


doesn't this come with office? pretty sure it does.

posted on 16 Nov 2013, 19:54

13. tremblaymax (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Nov 2013)


"Sorry productivity folks, Microsoft Office 2013 isn’t preloaded with this, which means that you’ll need to obtain it somehow "

Mine had an activate code in the box for Office 2013... Maybe you didn't notice.

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Display10.1 inches, 1366 x 768 pixels (155 ppi) IPS LCD
Hardware
Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740, Quad core
2048 MB RAM
Size10.4 x 6.7 x 0.41 inches
(264 x 170 x 10 mm)
19.2 oz  (544 g)

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