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IDF 2013 | Asus unveils the Transformer Book T100

Asus unveils the Transformer Book T100
Asus unveils the Transformer Book T100
The new 10.1-inch Windows 8 convertible is the most a affordable yet

Asus showed off an incredible range of new products at IFA 2013, but it seems it was holding back. Just a week later at IDF 2013, the Taiwanese company unveiled the Chromebox and the Transformer Book T100.

The T100 is a Windows 8 convertible. Unlike some of the more unusual attempts to combine a tablet with a laptop, Asus has kept it simple with a tablet that latches onto a keyboard to form a fairly standard looking clamshell.

Features include a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 IPS touchscreen, a quad-core 1.33 GHz Intel Atom (Bay Trail) Z3740 processor, Intel HD graphics, 2 GB RAM, either 32 or 64 GB of internal memory, a front-facing 1.2 MP camera, and a free copy of Microsoft Office Home & Student.

The tablet portion has a micro USB port, a microSD slot, and a micro HDMI port, while the keyboard offers a USB 3.0 port (full-sized). Each section also has its own battery for a combined run time of 11 hours.

The tablet and keyboard sections each weigh 1.2 pounds, so this won't be the lightest 10-inch device out there. But with the snappy processor (for an Atom), good battery life, and the ability to run nearly any legacy Windows app, it will be difficult to find a better product in this price range.

The Asus Transformer Book T100 will be available from October 18th. Prices start at US$349 for the 32 GB model (including the keyboard), while the 64 GB model will cost US$399.

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Author: Craig Munro, 2013-09-12 (Update: 2013-09-12)