Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A

Specifications

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072ANotebook: Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A (Transformer Book Series)
Processor: Intel Atom Z3745
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.55kg
Price: 300 euro
Average Score: 76.07% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 91%, performance: 79%, features: 74%, display: 78% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A

82% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Transformer - The Return. An Android tablet with a keyboard dock is a handy thing. Asus' Transformer pads were always good representatives of this category until now. Why this remains to be true for the Transformer Pad TF103C-1B072A although some compromises have to be made can be read in this test.
83% Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: PC Authority English
Until now, if we’d been asked to recommend a budget tablet, we’d have plumped for the Nexus 7 without a second thought, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C has given us another option. For fans of large-screened tablets who might want to do a touch of work on the move, its performance, display quality and usable keyboard make it a worthy alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: Liliputing English
Just like the Asus MeMO Pad 8, the Transformer Pad TF103C is a surprisingly speedy tablet and a reasonably low price tag. It just happens to be larger… and it comes with e keyboard. Whether this tablet is worth buying depends on how much you want a bigger screen and a keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2014
70% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C review: This hybrid is better for fun than work
Source: PC World English
The Transformer Pad TF103C is an excellent companion tablet, with the potential to be a useful tool if you can find solid Android versions of your favorite productivity software. But dyed-in-the-wool Windows users will be much happier with Asus’s Transformer Book T100, which is street-priced just $40 higher (for the 32GB model; the 64GB model is going for $375).
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
100% Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: Gadgetguy English
Given the $429 price point, there are probably better tablets you could find without the keyboard, and we’d probably look at these, factoring an extra hundred or so for a decent set of keys. If this is a must-hit price, fine, but once again, we’d probably see if anything else fits the bill, because with less expensive and better performing Chromebooks out there, as well as more capable tablets without keyboards, we’ve probably choose those instead.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 100% performance: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 100%
60% Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: Gadgetguy English
As far as budget tablet options go, people have quite a few. Seven and ten inch bodies alike have been out for a while, and so it’s not as if it’s hard to find something for a price point, but packaged with a physical keyboard, well that’s a different story altogether. But while the Asus Transformer does manage to provide the combo for a price point, it’s not the best you can get, not by a long shot.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 70%
60% Asus Transformer Pad TF103 review.
Source: T3 English
Asus says the Asus Transformer Pad TF103 will last for nine hours playing movies at 720p, with Wi-Fi on and brightness at 100nits. We put it through some pretty extensive video streaming, and got closer to eight hours of real use without tweaking any of the settings. So it should last you a working day. Just easy on the cat videos
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: Laptop Mag English
As a budget tablet, the ASUS Transformer Pad TF103C hits many of the right notes. For $299, it offers a vivid 1280 x 800 touch screen, loud audio, solid Intel Atom performance and, most importantly, a clamshell keyboard dock. The fact that it runs Android 4.4 KitKat is a major plus as well. However, the keyboard feels cramped, and the touchpad is uncomfortably stiff.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: PC Mag English
Around back is a 2-megapixel camera, complemented by a 0.3-megpaixel front-facing camera. They're useful for apps that require one, and the front-facing sensor at least makes video chats possible, but neither should be relied upon for any critical photography. Images are overly noisy, devoid of detail, and suffer from exposure and white balance issues. Video tops out at 720p and looks similarly subpar.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
83% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C review
Source: PC Pro English
Until now, if we had been asked to recommend a budget tablet, we'd have plumped for the Nexus 7 straight away, but the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C has given us another option. For fans of large-screened tablets who might want to do a touch of work on the move, its performance, display quality and usable keyboard make it a worthy alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%

Foreign Reviews

71% Der günstige Android-Allrounder
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 71% price: 100% performance: 70% display: 60% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
72% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 64% mobility: 81% workmanship: 90%
84% Asus Transformer Pad TF103C
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 87% features: 83% display: 83% mobility: 80%
89% Preiswerter Hybrid mit Intel Atom Z3745
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 90%
Tablet-Tastatur-Kombi
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2014
81% Recenzja tabletu Asus Transformer Pad TF103C z klawiaturą, ale już bez dodatkowego akumulatora
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Efficient processor; docking station with adjustable angle screen; polished keyboard and functionality associated with software support; very good screen; very good speakers and fantastic headphone; attractive interface; GPS. Negative: Screen resolution should be higher; average battery duration; sufficient camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2014

Comment

Model:

The Asus Transformer Pad TF103C is the lower end model of the Asus Transformer Series. Despite that, the device itself does not look too shabby. The exterior is mostly made from hard plastic and the rubbery coating at the sides makes it easy to hold.

Unfortunately, the screen doesn't tell the same tale. It comes with only 1280 by 800 pixel resolution, a resolution so low that most devices don't even use them anymore. Luckily, color and contrast are alright. The device can reach a maximum brightness of 407 cd/m2 and a contrast ratio of 1018:1. The camera is rather poor; only 2 MP rear camera and 1.2 MP front camera.

The Asus Transformer Pad TF103C is powered by an Intel Atom processor capable with a clock rate of 1.33 GHz, 1 GB of RAM and up to 16 GB of native memory, not bad for a budget device. The battery life of the device is quite average, enough for a day of normal usage.

All in all, the Asus Transformer Pad TF103C is a device that is made for the lower budget market, so some compromises must be expected. However, if these drawbacks are acceptable, the price makes it a value purchase.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).


Z3745: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at up to 1.86 GHz (Turbo), an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.1": The netbook/subnotebook has a quite small display format. Nonetheless, it is a common format for netbooks. The advantage is, that the subnotebook/netbook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display has the advantage, that it needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes. It is difficult to use high resolutions. » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.55 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

Asus reviews


76.07%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus Transformer Book T100TAM
Atom Z3775, 0.61 kg
» Medion Akoya E1232T-MD99410
Celeron N2807, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Encore 2 10.1 inch
Atom Z3735G, 0.63 kg
» Acer Aspire Switch 10
Atom Z3740, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic Q584
Atom Z3770, 0.66 kg
» Schenker Element 3G
Atom Z3740D, 0.594 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad 10
Atom Z3795, 0.576 kg
» Acer Aspire Switch 10
Atom Z3745D, 1.05 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10
Celeron N2806, 1.2 kg
» HP ProPad 600
, 0.652 kg
» HP ElitePad 1000 G2
Atom Z3795, 0.68 kg
» Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
Atom Z3740, 1.113 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 L35W-B3204
Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Encore Mini WT7-C16
Atom Z3735G, 7.0", 0.36 kg
» Acer Iconia Tab 8 A1-840FHD
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.36 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-1M6
Pentium N3530, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Satellite C50-B-14D
Celeron N2830, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus Memo Pad 8 ME181CX
Atom Z3745, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-111P-27AC
Celeron N2830, 11.6", 1.3 kg
» Asus C300
Celeron N2830, 13.3", 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L30W-B-10D
Pentium N3530, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e
Celeron N2930, 11.6", 1.7 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06-15 (Update: 2014-06-15)