There may be a large number of convertible devices, instigated by Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but The Transformer Book T100 sets itself apart with solid design, reasonable performance, and a low price. Furthermore, it is almost certain we will be seeing more of these 2-in-1 notebooks with detachable keyboards and touchscreens for the foreseeable future. Asus has a slight upper hand because it was among the first companies to have offered such devices with above average performance at a reasonable price. The Transformer Book T100 is also a device which has more pros than cons.
This tablet’s main advantages are its alluring price, great battery life, USB 3.0, a solid display with an impressively sustainable contrast, brightness and color vivacity despite its low resolution, as well as its smart software package which makes the device ready to perform all the tasks (more or less) that made you want to buy it in the first place.
The T100’s few shortcomings are the dominant use of plastic, low pixel density display, mediocre keyboard and touchpad, and lack of back-facing camera. All in all, this is one of the most attractive mid-class 10-inch, 2-in-1 hybrid notebooks at the moment, which means competition for more expensive and more powerful convertible devices with Windows 8.1.
- Great battery life
- USB 3.0 hub on the keyboard
- Solid performance of the Intel Bay Trail processor
- Affordable price
- Insufficient display resolution
- Plastic body and keyboard
- No rear-facing camera
- Unimpressive keyboard and touchpad