ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C

74
Engadget
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C review: a speedy budget tablet with a few sacrifices

Summary

ASUS' entry-level Transformer Pad sacrifices quite a bit in the name of price, but you still get a speedy, well-designed Android tablet that can serve as a basic laptop in a pinch.

from $249.98+
Pros
  • Great value
  • Fast for the money
  • Comfortable typing experience
Cons
  • Terrible cameras
  • Low-resolution display
  • So-so battery life
ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C review: a speedy budget tablet with a few sacrifices

When it comes to ASUS, buying a full-size Android tablet has usually meant venturing past the $300 mark; even the Transformer Book T100 set you back $349 when it first came out, and that was considered a steal. That's no longer a problem in 2014. ASUS' new Transformer Pad TF103C costs $299 with the company's signature keyboard dock included, or as much as some smaller mid-range slates. While that's potentially a hefty bargain, it begs a few questions: Just what are you giving up to get that price? And is it worth the trade-off when you could likely snag a smaller, but more powerful tablet for less? As I've learned, you're making quite a few sacrifices in the name of a better deal. This is still quality hardware, but you have to know what you're in for.

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Breakdown

Battery life
5.3
Portability (size / weight)
6.0
Display
7.1
Design and form factor
6.9
Durability
8.0
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Specs

Transformer

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to9.5 hour
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Specs

Transformer

Form factor
Tablet
Operating system
Android
Camera (integrated)
yes
Storage type
Internal storage, Memory card
Maximum battery life
Up to9.5 hour
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