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Asus T100TA 4 Core Intel Atom 1.46GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This 2 in 1 laptop received a "Value for Money" award from both Expert Reviews and Fudzilla.com, both of which concluded that this portable PC provided a good bang for your buck.

This portable PC was given a "Silver" award by both Hardware.info and Uk.hardware.info, both of which decided that this notebook PC was very good.

The reviewer at PC Mag thought that this Asus notebook PC was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

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Good Expert Reviews

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, PC Mag, notebookcheck.net and techreviewsource.com the average expert rating of this portable PC is 84 out of 100. This puts this notebook PC in the top 10% of all the notebook PCs of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Value for Money

Expert review sites Expert Reviews and Fudzilla.com highlighted in their review that this laptop was good value for money.

Reasonably Priced

A number of Asus T100TA owners considered that this laptop was good value for money. Pc Mag mentioned in their Asus T100TA review on PC Mag “It gives you a bright, usable PC an affordable price”. Expert website Expert Reviews wrote “This great value touchscreen hybrid has a great screen” in their review of the Asus T100TA.

One person concluded that the Asus T100TA was a bargain for the price.

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Good Battery Life

One Asus T100TA owner who reviewed it said that it had a good battery life.

Asus Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 2,723 user and expert reviews, Asus has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Asus also has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus T100TA has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (311 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T100TA range from 200MHz to 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus T100TA has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga, and the Asus T100HA is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Asus T100TA has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus T100TA supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this type and age. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Asus T100TA has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga is also worth considering.

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Very Narrow Width in Tablet Mode

At only 263 millimeters, the Asus T100TA has a quite narrow width in tablet mode compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average width in tablet mode of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the T100TA is 330mm, and the widths in tablet mode range from 230mm to 2,400mm.

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Very Light Weight in Tablet Mode

At only 550 grams, the Asus T100TA has a quite light weight in tablet mode compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The lightest weight in tablet mode of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the T100TA is 430g, the heaviest is 1.1kg, and the average weight in tablet mode is 750g.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.1 kilograms, the Asus T100TA is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the T100TA. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have weights of between 290g and 2.8kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Asus T100CHI (£324.00) (1.1kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Narrow

At only 263 millimeters, the Asus T100TA is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the T100TA. The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the T100TA range from 200mm to 390mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus T100TA has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the T100TA. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs that are a similar age to the T100TA is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Asus T100TA has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 17.1 gigabytes per second) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the T100TA the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year is 8.9" and the biggest is 16". The Asus T100TA has a fairly small screen size (only 10.1 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the T100TA.

We compared this laptop to all the other 10.1" notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus T100CHI (£324.00) is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus T100TA has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the T100TA. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Asus T100CHI (£324.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Asus laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Asus T100HA (4GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Asus T100TA has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The best storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is SSD.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Only Intel Atom Processor Family

The Asus T100TA has an Intel Atom processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

This laptop's processor family (Intel Atom) is actually the worst processor family amongst all laptops of this type and age.

The best processor family across comparable types of laptop is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the T100TA is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 2.6GHz. At only 1.46 gigahertz, the Asus T100TA has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

There are a number of other 1.46GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Asus T100CHI (£324.00) which has better reviews.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Asus T100TA is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the T100TA.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the T100TA have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus T100TA has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the T100TA.

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Only Two Battery Cells

The Asus T100TA is a two battery cell count laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the T100TA have between two and seven battery cells.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the T100TA have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh. With a battery capacity of only 31 watt-hours, the Asus T100TA has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the T100TA.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the T100TA the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At only 2 megabytes, the Asus T100TA has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the T100TA is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.2GHz. The Asus T100TA has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.39 gigahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus T100TA

Released Over a Year Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus T100TA has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

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Colour
Product Type
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Processor Operating Mode
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Micro HDMI Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Processor Code
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel AES New Instructions
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Weight in Tablet Mode
Height in Tablet Mode
Depth
Depth in Tablet Mode
Width
Width in Tablet Mode
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

5 Awards

fudzilla.com Top Value PC Mag Editor's Choice hardware.info Silver Award uk.hardware.info Silver Expert Reviews Budget Buy

Expert Reviews

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14 January 2014

Conclusion In the interest of full disclosure, I think I should point out that I already own a Nexus 7 and I use it on a daily basis. Furthermore the T100TA is not a review sample. I got it as a...

Fudzilla.com

3 January 2014

This great value touchscreen hybrid has a great screen and superb battery life.

Expert Reviews

10 December 2013

The ASUS Transformer Book T100TA was a positive surprise in several different ways. Let's begin with the new Intel Atom Bay Trail Z3740 quad-core processor. Its performance is on a whole other...

Uk.hardware.info

29 November 2013

Asus Transformer Book T100TA Intel's Bay Trail Atom leaves a good impression. You should not expect any miracles from the quad-core, but the performance has clearly been improved , both...

7 November 2013

For a sub-$400 price, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA is a fully functional Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet, and the natural successor to the netbook ideal from a few years ago. It gives you a bright,...

6 November 2013

For a sub-$400 price, the Asus Transformer Book T100TA is a fully functional Windows 8.1 hybrid tablet, and the natural successor to the netbook ideal from a few years ago. It gives you a bright,...

PC Mag

21 October 2013

A few weeks back we gave you a first-hand look at the performance of Intel's new, low-power Bay Trail Atom System-On-A-Chip for tablets and hybrid devices. Bay Trail, the follow-on to Intel's... Read more…

13 December 2013

Cet Asus Transformer Book T100TA est un hybride PC/tablette un peu à part. S'il est loin d'exceller en mode PC portable, dans lequel il se limitera à un usage bureautique/Internet, ses...

13 December 2013

4 x Atom. Le Bay Trail-T est censé en finir avec les problèmes de performances de ses prédécesseurs. Pour cela, il a à sa disposition un CPU Turbo, et désormais, quatre coeurs. Est-ce... Read more…

30 January 2014

Asus heeft met de Asus Transformer Book T100 een heel interessante netbook/tablet hybride op de markt gebracht. Het zijn niet de prestaties, de materialen of gebruikte onderdelen die enorm...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asus t100, asus t100t, t100tadk089, asus t100ta, t100tadk089b, asus t100tam

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