Powered by Mom brings you a review of the Asus Transformer Book T100
It’s a laptop and tablet in one!
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Fortunately for me, I received my Asus Transformer Book just in time for my business trip. Weighing in at less than three pounds the Asus Transformer Book T100 is perfect for taking on the road. It’s not heavy, it’s compact, it has its own keyboard, and it can be a tablet when and where I need it to be. It also comes with MS Office and Windows 8.1, which in and of itself is quite the value! I haven’t figured out how to use Office Offline on the Transformer Book, but I’m hoping I will soon. I’m just happy that it has Windows and Office. Even though I love Apple, it would be too expensive for me to get an iPad of the same size with a keyboard (which I need for my work when I travel), along with a few other necessities. For its value, and what you get, the Asus Transformer Book is a great option! I love it!
Until I got my Asus Transformer Book, I didn’t even realize it came in red, and since I love the color, I was pleasantly surprised! Now it will be easy for me to spot my little Transformer Book amongst the sea of black laptops.
The Asus Transformer Book has one USB port. I would have liked at least two, but sometimes, especially when you have such a powerful machine in such a small form factor, you have to compromise and this is not unusual in portable machines. Also, to access the USB port, you have to have the tablet portion attached to the keyboard.
As a tablet, it has a lot of great features. This includes a 10.1 inch screen. Naturally, it’s a touch screen … otherwise it couldn’t be a tablet. I find it quite responsive, but funny enough I find it heavy to hold. I have small hands, though, so anything bigger than my 7″ Samsung seems heavy to me.
Powered by Mom’s thoughts…
I’ve already expressed how I like the portability of the Asus Transformer Book. That it has Microsoft Office 2013 pre-installed and how I would love if it had more one USB port but I will take the portability and flexibility of this machine over anything, which it delivers in spades. Some of my other thoughts are geared more toward those with bigger hands (mine are quite small). Simply put, those with larger hands may find the keyboard to be a bit more challenging but again remember it’s meant to be a small machine that you can take anywhere. I suggest thinking about how you want to use this device and why it’s important to you prior to purchasing. The touch pad area has been easy to use, no issues with it at all although, I do prefer to use a mouse when I can – that’s my personal preference.
The camera provides your basic functions, it’s perfect for Skype and any video conferences, if you want to take a selfie but it’s still a tablet/laptop camera. I don’t find for any tablet or laptop that I use the camera much for pictures. It’s not what I would rely on for an important video or picture, but I think of it as a bonus. It will certainly do for any video conferencing.
The speakers sound great for its size, and it gives me what I need – a little music here and there, like if I’m working and of course I can watch movies in my down time. It also comes with unlimited Asus Web Storage for one year, which can be very handy if you have lots of files like I do.
Overall, I think that the Asus Transformer Book will work extremely well for me as a travel laptop. It has everything I need – it’s portable, it’s versatile, since it transforms from a notebook to a tablet, and it has MS Office. For its price and capabilities ($300-$400), it has enough of the same and in some cases more than your average notebook for a fraction of the price. It’s perfect for me for travelling and for my husband when he’s on the road going from job site to job site. I really like using the tablet function, it’s surprisingly a great tablet in my humble opinion.
I’m extremely happy with it and can’t wait to take it on my upcoming trip!
Technical 411 on the Asus Transformer Book T100
- It has Intel Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740 Quad Core processor and Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student preinstalled
- Battery: 31Whr (Up to 11 hrs) 1. I have found when using it as a laptop it’s about 8 hours which is still great.
- ASUS Transformer Book T100 features a brilliant HD 10.1 inch IPS multi-touch display with 178-degree viewing angles for outstanding clarity. ASUS Sonic Master Technology lets you enjoy lifelike audio from built-in speakers.
- Reading Mode
Dedicated Reading Mode reduces eye strain by automatically adjusting screen brightness, contrast and color for comfortable prolonged use.
- Memory: 2GB DDR3
- Storage: 64GB eMMC + ASUS WebStorage2
- Wireless: 802.11 a/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0
- Speakers: Stereo speakers with ASUS Sonic Master technology
- Camera: 1.2 MP
- Card Reader: Micro SD Card Reader; Tablet: 1 x Micro USB (support charging and usb device)
- 1 x Audio jack combo
- 1 x Micro HDMI port
If you’re looking for a 2-in-1 that costs $400 or less, comes preloaded with Windows and Microsoft Office, runs well, then the Asus Transformer Book may be exactly what you’re looking for! Again, be sure to check out BuyDig.com Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter, for exclusive deals and contests!