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Asus Transformer Book T100
Asus Transformer Book T100
Asus Transformer Book T100
Asus Transformer Book T100
Asus Transformer Book T100
Asus Transformer Book T100

Informr score
The Asus Transformer Book T100 currently has an Informr score of 6.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 7 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Uses full version of Windows 8 operating system
  • Comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student pre-installed
  • Lightweight
  • Inexpensive

What's bad

  • Keyboard dock lacks extra battery
  • Screen resolution is quite limited
  • Lacks a rear camera

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is only one of several tablets announced and released with the all-new Microsoft Windows 8.1 tablet OS. It doesn’t outshine many others in its category but it does have a number of interesting features that make it at least worth a look, if not an outright purchase.

In a review that was first published on Tablet News, James A. classified the Transformer Book T100 as a pretty good machine, calling it “a netbook replacement with some punch and excellent battery.” With up to 11 solid hours of Wi-Fi surfing and 14 days of standby time, that’s a reasonably fair assessment. The T100 achieves this with its 31WHr battery which comes built-in -- handy because its keyboard dock lacks an extra battery.

Speaking of which, it seems that this particular accessory may not be up to Asus standards, at least according to some reviewers like Dan Gardiner of APC. He complains that the keyboard keys are “quite small” while the trackpad button was simply “quite stiff and hollow-sounding when pressed.” When you take the T100’s low price into account, though, you’ll begin to understand why these kinds of snags are present in the first place.

The T100 isn’t supposed to be a bleeding edge gadget. It’s merely an entry-level model that relies on the latest version of Windows and a keyboard accessory to function as a full-fledged laptop. As Matt Egan of PC Advisor puts it, it’s more like an “updated netbook” than anything else, and that it would be far too easy to spend more for less with other Windows tablet alternatives.

Overall, this is an attractive tablet. It ticks all the right boxes and at the same time, doesn't cost an arm and a leg. As Tim Schiesser of TechSpot concludes, it ought to be “appealing to students and other consumers on a budget, who are looking for something a little more versatile than an Android tablet or iPad, but don’t have the cash to drop on a higher-end convertible.”

Operating system
Operating system
1.33 GHz
1.33 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
31 WHr

What the Critics Are Saying...


There may be a large number of convertible devices, instigated by Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but The Transformer Book T100 sets itself apart with solid design, reasonable performance, and a low price. Furthermore, it is almost certain we will be seeing more of these 2-in-1 notebooks with detachable...

- tgadmin, TabletPCReview

Asus definitely isn’t attempting to push fancy specs, high-resolution displays or new and innovative features with the Transformer Book T100. Instead, it’s positioned as an entry-level tablet running full Windows 8.1, with access to the desktop and traditional apps, that can be converted...

- Tim Schiesser, TechSpot
Tablet News
Tablet News

Finally we give the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA an 8.3 out of 10 for design, a 9 for hardware and an 8.5 out of 10 for OS and UI. The final grade is 8.6 out of 10 for this device, rounded up to 9 out of 10, courtesy of the good price. This is a pretty good machine, a netbook replacement with some p...

- James A., Tablet News

We weren’t quite as enamoured with the T100’s build quality — while the tablet itself is quite solid, it’s still a little plasticky overall and the power and volume buttons are a tad ephemeral and wobbly to the touch. The included keyboard dock is also a bit less impressive t...

- Dan Gardiner, APC
Tech Advisor
Tech Advisor

This is not an iPad killer, or even a rival to the Surface Pro 2. But at £349 it is a compelling deal. The Asus Transformer Book T100T is a compact device that offers true functionality and decent performance. And it is a truly portable office PC. Much more updated netbook than desirable gadge...

- Matt Egan, Tech Advisor

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Screen Size

The Asus Transformer Book T100's screen size is 10.1 inches with x pixels resolution.

1.33 GHz

There is a Intel Bay Trail-T Z3740 Quad core 1.33 GHz processor (CPU).


The tablet runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

There is a front-facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 31 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 14 days standby time, 11 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Transformer Book T100 Specs

Release Date November 9, 2013
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Processor Intel Bay Trail-T Z3740 Quad core 1.33 GHz
Internal Storage 32/64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
No (Option available)
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/g/n
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 64 GB)
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Main Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
1+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density 155 pixels
Size 10.1 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 31 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 5 hours
Video Playback Time Up to 11 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to 11 hours
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Standby Time Up to 14 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.0 x 26.2 x 1.0 cm (6.7 x 10.3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 499 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Graphics: Yes
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Zoom / Magnification: Yes
Screen Orientation Lock: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: No
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
PC Synchronization: Yes
TV Out Info: HDMI
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video: Yes
Custom Ringtones: Yes
Vibration Alert: Yes
Viewable document types: DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Games: Downloadable
Apps: Downloadable
Included Software / Apps: -
Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Calculator, Maps, Voice Memos / Recorder

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