The Asus TransformerBook T100, a new ten-inch tablet from Asus, is a relatively inexpensive tablet that can function as both a portable laptop and an entertainment device thanks to the keyboard dock portion. It is not the first reasonably priced Asus tablet to come on the market in years, though, so it should be no surprise that it has received great reviews so far. It is just that this latest model is slightly more expensive than many other tablets on the market.
Like most tablets of its class, the Asus TransformerBook T100 comes with a keyboard that sits in place with a hinge that allows it to fold away so that the screen is completely out of the way. This hinge has several uses, including allowing the user to use the tablet as both a tablet and laptop, without having to worry about having a keyboard that will fit perfectly on the screen. It also means that the tablet will remain on a flat surface without resting against a table leg or on a table leg. Most tablets with keyboards are designed to rest on a table or desk, and this can be a problem if you have a desk or table that slopes toward the floor.
Other tablets may fold up a bit, but they have a standard foldout keyboard that is difficult to get used to because the keyboard takes up quite a bit of space. If you have one of these devices, you can certainly find a different style that is easier for you to use.
The keyboard on the Asus TransformerBook T100 folds out so that it can be used as both a tablet and a notebook. To access the screen, the tablet can be folded up so that the keyboard is in front and the screen is behind it, which make it very easy to access the screen without having to reach out for the keyboard. When the tablet is folded up the keyboard can even be removed entirely, freeing up more space for the screen.
There are some drawbacks to the tablet as well with this keyboard option. For example, the keyboard is not a particularly large one, meaning that it takes up quite a bit of room. Also, there is only one place to put the keyboard, and you may not be able to fit it somewhere convenient on your desk. This can leave you without an attractive place for the keyboard to be placed if you are trying to make use of your keyboard dock as an entertainment device.
Other tablets have detachable keyboards, such as the Microsoft Surface, but the Asus TransformerBook T100 does not. Instead, it has a standard keyboard that is attached by a USB cable, which means that there is no need to get out the laptop and take it out of the dock in order to access the keyboard. If you decide to use the tablet as a tablet and not a laptop, this is an acceptable drawback for most people.
Another drawback is that the screen of this tablet is small compared to others. However, most of the other tablets on the market are much larger than this ten inch tablet, and the size is not an issue for most people. For some, it may mean that the screen is not as important as the portability of the device, but many people may find that using this device as a tablet is a lot easier than using it for something other than entertainment.
Overall, the Asus TransformerBook T100 tablet is a good choice for a great price. It is not a cheap tablet, but compared to some of the other options, it can be a very good deal. It is a cost effective tablet that offers a solid viewing experience and the convenience of being able to have the keyboard conveniently placed on the screen. If you are looking for a portable gaming device that has a great viewing experience and is easy to carry around and navigate, you should consider the Asus TransformerBook T100.
Windows 8.1. Includes 500GB Hard Drive Keyboard Dock Intel Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3740 1.33GHz. 2GB RAM. Storage Capacity: 64GB Solid-State in tablet, 500GB Hard Drive in dock. 1.2MP Webcam. mHDMI, mUSB, mSDXC slot. BT 4.0. 802.11N.