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Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Tech Review: ASUS TRANSFORMER BOOK T100

4 stars
4 stars
It's far from perfect, but ASUS TRANSFORMER BOOK T100 is awesome, yet value-for-money detachable tablet/laptop hybrid device.


If you ever wanted the best of both worlds that doesn't require you to dig deep inside your wallet to shell out money for a laptop and a tablet, then the
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is your answer that combined both laptop and tablet into a compatible 2-in-1 hybrid device.


DESIGN

From the outlook, the design is both sleek and solid. The keyboard is ergonomically designed and good enough for me to type words on my blog with minimum fuss. Undocking the tablet from the keyboard is a breeze since all I need to do is push the release button located in the centre of the hinge. And it can be done easily even with one hand, while docking the tablet back onto the keyboard is just as simple.

As for the weight of this tablet/laptop hybrid, the ASUS website has stated that it was "one of the lightest laptops around". However, despite its small size, I feel the ASUS Transformer Book T100 surprisingly bulky, even though it weighs only at 1.07kg. The touchpad, in the meantime, gives me a mixed feeling. Although it was satisfying and accurate to the touch when I move the cursor around, I find the overall touchpad looks awkwardly small and cramped.

DISPLAY

Moving on to the display function for the ASUS Transformer Book T100, the 1366 x 768 resolution is reasonably sharp and bright while the colour is adequate enough for a 10.1-inch panel. My only gripe about the display is its glossy look, which tends to be reflective.

FEATURES
 
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is packed in an Intel Atom Z3775 processor and clocked at 1.46 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM, 32GB MMC + 500GB SATA HDD storage, Windows 8.1 OS and best of all, it bundled together with the full version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 software. Since this particular Intel Atom Z3775 is a quad-core processor, the overall performance is decent enough that I have no complaint whenever I watch YouTube movie trailer in a full 720p HD quality with no sign of lagging.

Sound quality is equally acceptable, even though it's really nothing to write home about. 

Another good thing about this tablet/laptop hybrid is its impressive battery life. Upon 100% fully charged for the first time, I have used it for 2-3 hours (surfing the internet, playing YouTube videos and blogging) and I'm kind of amazed to see the battery only drop by 10%.

FINAL WORDS

Despite some of the setbacks, ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a solid tablet/laptop hybrid while the RM1499 price tag is certainly a good deal for purchase.

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