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A Windows tablet with netbook roots

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With cheap build quality and a mediocre display, the T100 is far from perfect. But thanks to some solid performance and generous pricing, it still offers incredible bang for your buck.

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7.8
11 reviews
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    7.8
  • Display
    7.6
  • Battery life
    8.5
  • Ease of use
    8.0
  • Storage capacity
    7.2
  • Design and form factor
    7.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.5
  • Durability
    6.7

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7.9
16 reviews
8.0
Engadget Dec 1, 2013

We wouldn't necessarily like the T100 if it weren't for its extraordinarily low price: It looks and feels like a netbook, with a tacky plastic shell, middling display and cramped keyboard. Still, it offers solid performance for the money, allowing you to run full Windows programs.

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8.0
AnandTech Oct 18, 2013

You get an IPS panel, great battery life and modern WiFi all in a package that can work as both a notebook and a tablet. The system is responsive and predictable in its performance thanks to the use of solid state storage.

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8.0
PC World Nov 5, 2013

The Transformer Book T100 delivers a solid tablet experience and a good notebook experience in one machine. But it would be even better with a superior keyboard and trackpad.

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7.0
Ars Technica Nov 21, 2013

The shortcuts necessary to get the T100 to this price point make it a tough product to recommend. The keyboard, touchscreen, and touchpad are, at best, inconsistent. At worst, they're virtually unusable.

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8.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 6, 2013

In context to the rest of the market it's a real winner. It might be a touch more cash than a Chromebook competitor, but the Asus has so much more to offer. We think it’s an excellent device and one not to be overlooked.

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8.0
Wired UK Nov 29, 2013

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.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Nov 26, 2013

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is a tablet that leaves out frilly features in order to bring the Transformer form to Windows with zero impact on cost. And what has resulted is a bit of a hit. If a tablet-laptop Windows hybrid is what you’re after, you can’t do any better at the price.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Oct 22, 2013

With no price advantage and no exclusive deal to bundle Office, why tie yourself to RT and its tens of apps when you can have real Windows 8.1 and its millions of apps? We'd rather type on the Asus' keyboard than Microsoft's Surface Touch or Type Cover, too.

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8.0
phoneArena Nov 15, 2013

At its core, you get the best of both worlds with this particular tablet, mainly because it’s one part tablet, one part netbook. Best of all, you’re not going to be spending a fortune on picking it up!

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8.0
TechRadar Dec 30, 2013

The Asus Transformer Book is almost a bargain considering how much less it will cost compared with Windows 8.1 convertibles such as Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 - but you have to make the purchase with realistic expectations to avoid disappointment.

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6.0
T3 Jan 14, 2014

Still, it's small, neat and well priced, so you may feel the under-achievements are compensated for by its good value.

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Engadget Sep 12, 2013

Overall, we were impressed by this newest Transformer, as it delivers some solid hardware at a very reasonable price.

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CNET Sep 11, 2013

Knocking on the bottom of the dock delivered a hollow, cheap sound sound that didn't necessarily scream "quality"... While the screen resolution and build quality do little to impress, the T100 is a fairly low barrier to entry for the Windows 8.1 curious.

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Laptop Magazine Sep 11, 2013

The Transformer Book T100 won’t win any beauty contests with its glossy gray plastic back and sides, but you won’t be embarrassed to take the tablet to school or to the coffee shop.

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GigaOM Sep 12, 2013

After turning away from Windows RT, Asus has a low-cost device that could put the kibosh on Microsoft’s Surface 2. The Transformer Book T100 is both laptop and tablet running Windows 8.1 for up to 11 hours, priced at $349.

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ZDNet Dec 18, 2013

The T100 from Asus tries to be both a good tablet and solid laptop. It succeeds at both.

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NotebookReview Sep 12, 2013

...this is the netbook for the new decade, and here's why - this whole package is going to start at an absolutely unbelievable $349 ... for a full notebook and tablet and Windows 8 and Office 2013 ... At this price, it's going to be hard for the average Android tablet or Chromebook to compete.

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Pocket-Lint Oct 31, 2013

We've had a few minutes of play with the T100 and it's that price which keeps echoing in our heads. A capable little bargain - we just wish the trackpad was a bit larger and nicer to use.

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PC World New Zealand Oct 25, 2013

We look forward to testing the T100 once we can get our hands on a review model. In particular, it will be interesting to see the battery life and performance Intel’s new Atom CPU displays with both real-world use and our standard benchmark suite.

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PC World Australia Oct 25, 2013

The T100 is technically a tablet sold with a detachable keyboard (the CPU/memory/storage are all in the screen half), but could also be viewed as a convertible netbook/tablet. It’s not a new concept – ASUS has been experimenting with convertibles for a couple of years.

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TechRadar Sep 11, 2013

It's too early to say, but the Transformer Book T100 could be a winner. That low price tag is going to please a lot of people, and Asus made a lot of solid design choices on the tablet side of things.

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Ubergizmo Sep 11, 2013

At first glance, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 is obviously part of the popular ASUS Transformer family of tablets (I really liked the ASUS Infinity). Over the years, the design has evolved a bit and has more minimalist lines now, but overall the profile is pretty recognizable.

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Liliputing Oct 18, 2013

What I will say is that it’s a heck of a machine for $349 and up. It’s faster than you’d expect a hybrid tablet in this price range to be, it’s capable of running virtually any Windows app ... On the other hand, the keyboard and touchpad leave a bit to be desired...

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9.0
NuAngel NuAngel

I picked up the T100TA-B1-GR. B1′s include a 32GB SSD, there is a C1 model with a 64GB SSD hard drive. Model B1 retails at around $349, and the C1 for $389-399. Some sellers are gouging right now, due to limited availability, but the market will correct itself soon, I’m sure. It was nearly by...

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8.0
DaBash DaBash

I needed a laptop that was powerful enough to run the full Adobe suite while also lasting a long time without a charge. Realizing it would cost me a fortune to buy a powerful, thin, and long lasting laptop, I had to sacrifice some of my requirements to something I can realistically afford. After...

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9.0
73roderick 73roderick

There are plenty of other reviews, so I'm not going to go into detail too much. I only have the 32 gig version, so a 64 gig micro sd (class 10) is essential. The class 10 micro sd (mine is sandisk) is plenty fast enough to run programs off of. I'm using this computer as my main note taking...

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9.0
darkstorm darkstorm

Great product for it's price. Good performance and can run Photoshop CS6 without problems. Light weight and has a nice keyboard for it's size. As a tablet it's not very comfortable but as a netbook\small laptop for use on the road i would defiantly recommend it.

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1.0
pagedragon pagedragon

ASUS Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR with 64 GB Hard Drive Worked fine for a little over a week then it went through a Windows OS system update on version 8.1 and it couldn't load operating system anymore. Called ASUS tech support and attempted to resolve. They had me try to fix the OS, reset the...

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8.0
kourbeh kourbeh

I got this to my Fiance, she love it, can help browsing the internet, working on MS office, reading at night, this tablet PC is not heavy duty, it is just for fun or basic business, yet it worth every penny as per her ;)

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9.0
madavey madavey

I have been using a surface pro since the day it was launched. I have 2 issues with it . 1 the floppy keyboard makes it hard to use without a table and 2. the terrible battery life. The ASUS T100 fixes both of these, and since it comes with office it's an incredible price point. I use the ASUS...

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