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Asus Transformer Book T100TAL Convertible Review

Sascha Mölck, Stefanie Voigt (translated by Vinay Pradhan), 05/11/2015

LTE on-board. The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL is a long-lasting 10.1-inch convertible. The in-built LTE modem offers users the option of mobile Internet.

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The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P is a 10.1-inch convertible. Its sibling, the Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR, was previously tested by us and the main difference between the two is that our test model is equipped with an LTE modem.

The competition includes other 10.1-inch convertibles like the MSI S100, the Lenovo Miix 3 10 and the ODYS Winpad V10. Netbooks like the Acer Travelmate B115-MP and the Asus EeeBook X205TA are also included. 

As both the Transformer models we tested have the same build, we will not discuss the case, the connectivity, the input devices and the speakers. Information on these topics can be found in the review of the Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR.

Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P (Transformer Book Series)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Core: 313-646 MHz, 10.18.10.3643
Memory
2048 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
10.1 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, capacitive, 10 touch points, AU Optronics B101XAN02, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 36 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Valleyview SoC - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: Audio combo jack, Card Reader: MicroSD, Sensors: Brightness sensor, Gyrosensor, TPM 2.0
Networking
Broadcom 802.11 abgn Wireless SDIO Adapter (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0, Huawei LTE
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.6 x 263 x 171 ( = 0.93 x 10.35 x 6.73 in)
Battery
31 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD webcam
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, MS Office (Trial), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.15 kg ( = 40.57 oz / 2.54 pounds), Power Supply: 76 g ( = 2.68 oz / 0.17 pounds)
Price
549 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case & Connectivity

The ports of the Transformer Book T100TAL are a little different from those of its sibling model: the keyboard dock of the T100TA-C1-GR has a USB 3.0 port, whereas the T100TAL has a single USB 2.0 port.

Display

The 10.1-inch panel has a native resolution of 1366x768 pixels. Unfortunately, the device has an average brightness of 252.2 cd/m². A mobile device like the Transformer Book should offer higher values. The contrast (1130:1) and black value (0.23 cd/m²) are quite good.

246
cd/m²
251
cd/m²
245
cd/m²
259
cd/m²
260
cd/m²
252
cd/m²
261
cd/m²
250
cd/m²
246
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 261 cd/m² Average: 252.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 260 cd/m²
Contrast: 1130:1 (Black: 0.23 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.45 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.3
ΔE Greyscale 3.41 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
44% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.25

The colors are good right out of the box. The panel has an average DeltaE 2000 deviation of 4.45. This means that it barely misses the ideal range (DeltaE < 3). The screen shows no sign of a blue tinge.

CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Color Checker
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Gray levels
CalMAN - Saturation
CalMAN - Saturation

Asus has provided an IPS panel with great viewing angles for the Transformer Book, which means that the content of the screen is legible from all angles. Outdoors, the tablet can be used comfortably in shaded areas or when it is cloudy.

Outdoors (clouded)
Outdoors (clouded)

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Performance

The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL has sufficient performance for office and web use. An integrated LTE modem allows users to surf online while on-the-go. Our test model is available for around 550 Euros (~$619) and Asus offers other configurations as well. The cheapest version of our test model currently available is priced at 380 Euros (~$427).

Processor

The Transformer Book runs on an Atom Z3735D quad-core CPU. Thanks to its very low TDP (<4 W), the processor can be passively cooled. The CPU operates at a base clock speed of 1.33 GHz and Turbo Boost allows it to speed up to 1.83 GHz. Unfortunately, the full performance could not be delivered during the CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmark. The multithread test runs at a constant 1.58 GHz. The single thread test runs most of the time at 1.58 GHz. Now and then, the speed drops to below 1 GHz. This behavior occurs while the notebook is plugged in and while it runs on battery.  As the CPU never hits its maximum speed, the results of the CPU benchmarks are lower than those of similar devices.

Cinebench R10 Rendering Single 32Bit
744
Cinebench R10 Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
2514
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit
1630
Help
Cinebench R10
Rendering Single 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
744 Points ∼7%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
940 Points ∼9% +26%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1225 Points ∼11% +65%
MSI S100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
685 Points ∼6% -8%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
948 Points ∼9% +27%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
952 Points ∼9% +28%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
944 Points ∼9% +27%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
813 Points ∼8% +9%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1133 Points ∼10% +52%
Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2514 Points ∼5%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3334 Points ∼7% +33%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4356 Points ∼9% +73%
MSI S100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2442 Points ∼5% -3%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2880 Points ∼6% +15%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2931 Points ∼6% +17%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2894 Points ∼6% +15%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2867 Points ∼6% +14%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
3862 Points ∼8% +54%
Geekbench 3
32 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2138 Points ∼7%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2617 Points ∼8% +22%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3300 Points ∼11% +54%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2211 Points ∼7% +3%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2213 Points ∼7% +4%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
2653 Points ∼9% +24%
32 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
782 Points ∼17%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
792 Points ∼17% +1%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
970 Points ∼21% +24%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
789 Points ∼17% +1%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
789 Points ∼17% +1%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
839 Points ∼18% +7%
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
489.3 ms * ∼12%
MSI S100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1002 ms * ∼25% -105%
MSI S100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
586 ms * ∼15% -20%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
490.9 ms * ∼12% -0%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
459.8 ms * ∼11% +6%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
468.6 ms * ∼12% +4%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
488 ms * ∼12% -0%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
423.3 ms * ∼11% +13%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9177.1 ms * ∼15%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8865 ms * ∼15% +3%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8652 ms * ∼15% +6%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8841 ms * ∼15% +4%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9362 ms * ∼16% -2%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
7469.4 ms * ∼13% +19%
Octane V2 - Total Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3479 Points ∼7%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3464 Points ∼7% 0%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3387 Points ∼7% -3%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3524 Points ∼7% +1%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3483 Points ∼7% 0%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
4186 Points ∼8% +20%
Peacekeeper - --- (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
588 Points ∼9%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
627 Points ∼10% +7%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
614 Points ∼10% +4%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
731 Points ∼12% +24%

* ... smaller is better

System Performance

The Transformer Book runs smoothly and we did not encounter any issues. The PCMark Benchmark results are appropriate for the hardware.

PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
1127 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
949 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
1144 points
Help
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2 (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1127 Points ∼18%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1032 Points ∼17% -8%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1140 Points ∼19% +1%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1142 Points ∼19% +1%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1147 Points ∼19% +2%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1677 Points ∼28% +49%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1322 Points ∼22% +17%

Storage Device

The storage device of the convertible is a 64 GB eMMC module. The user will have about 36 GB of free space as the rest of the storage is occupied by the Windows installation and the Recovery partition. The storage can be expanded using a MicroSD card. The transfer speeds of the module are not great due to its active encryption (default). After turning this feature off, the transfer speeds rose to normal.

64 GB eMMC Flash
Sequential Read: 95.71 MB/s
Sequential Write: 46.9 MB/s
512K Read: 81.96 MB/s
512K Write: 45.93 MB/s
4K Read: 14.32 MB/s
4K Write: 4.187 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 32.03 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 5.61 MB/s

Graphics Card

The graphics output is provided by the Intel HD Graphics IGP which supports DirectX 11 and operates at speeds up to 646 MHz. The results of the 3D Mark benchmarks are appropriate for the performance of the IGP and place it at the lower end of the performance table.

3DMark 11 Performance
213 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
15591 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
1172 points
Help
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
213 Points ∼1%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
209 Points ∼1% -2%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
562 Points ∼2% +164%
MSI S100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
211 Points ∼1% -1%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
211 Points ∼1% -1%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
212 Points ∼1% 0%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
213 Points ∼1% 0%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
212 Points ∼1% 0%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
253 Points ∼1% +19%
3DMark
1280x720 Sky Diver Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
447 Points ∼1%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
442 Points ∼1% -1%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
446 Points ∼1% 0%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
552 Points ∼1% +23%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1172 Points ∼2%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1206 Points ∼2% +3%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1186 Points ∼2% +1%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1164 Points ∼2% -1%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1193 Points ∼2% +2%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1186 Points ∼2% +1%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
1394 Points ∼2% +19%
1280x720 Ice Storm Standard Score (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15591 Points ∼1%
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15966 Points ∼1% +2%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15772 Points ∼1% +1%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
14128 Points ∼1% -9%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15805 Points ∼1% +1%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15265 Points ∼1% -2%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
16655 Points ∼2% +7%

Gaming Performance

The small convertible is not suited for modern 3D games as the hardware is far too weak. Only a few PC games are capable of running at an acceptable fps. We recommend looking at the games in the Windows Store, as most will run comfortably on the device.

low med. high ultra
Trackmania Nations Forever (2008) 83.918.7fps

Emissions & Energy Management

Stress test
Stress test

Temperature

The stress test (Prime95 and FurMark run simultaneously for at least an hour) runs the same whether the convertible is on mains or battery power. The CPU operates for around 15 minutes at 1.58 GHz, after which it throttles down to 1.33 GHz and remains constant at this speed. After 15 minutes, the IGP is throttled down from 620 MHz to 440 MHz. During the rest of the test, its speed fluctuates slightly. The device does not get too hot and we found only two points where the device crosses the 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) mark.

 26 °C
79 F
26.7 °C
80 F
27 °C
81 F
 
 26.4 °C
80 F
27.2 °C
81 F
28 °C
82 F
 
 30.2 °C
86 F
32.1 °C
90 F
30.3 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 32.1 °C = 90 F
Average: 28.2 °C = 83 F
27.7 °C
82 F
27.1 °C
81 F
25.8 °C
78 F
28.1 °C
83 F
27 °C
81 F
25.6 °C
78 F
30 °C
86 F
29.1 °C
84 F
26 °C
79 F
Maximum: 30 °C = 86 F
Average: 27.4 °C = 81 F
Power Supply (max.)  35.6 °C = 96 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-360

Power Consumption

The convertible has normal power consumption. When idle, the maximum consumption is 4.7 W, which is acceptable considering the hardware. During the stress test, the consumption rises up to 10.8 W. This value would be even higher if the CPU could use its full potential.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 2.4 / 4.2 / 4.7 Watt
Load midlight 10.7 / 10.8 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Voltcraft VC 940

Battery Life

In the practical WLAN test, our script loads a new website every 40 seconds and the brightness is regulated to around 150 cd/m². With the "Power Saver" mode active, the Transformer Book lasts 8:06 h - quite good. However, its sibling model (10:47 h) surpasses it.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (IE 11)
8h 06min
Battery Runtime
WiFi v1.3 (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
486 min ∼111%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
437 min ∼100%
WiFi (sort by value)
Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740, 32 GB eMMC Flash
647 min ∼155%
Microsoft Surface 3
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Z8700, 128 GB eMMC Flash
425 min ∼102%
MSI S100
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3740D, 64 GB eMMC Flash
340 min ∼82%
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
361 min ∼87%
Lenovo Miix 3 10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
375 min ∼90%
ODYS Winpad V10
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
373 min ∼89%
Asus EeeBook X205TA-FD005BS
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Z3735F, 32 GB eMMC Flash
545 min ∼131%
Acer Travelmate B115-MP-C2TQ
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), N2930, Seagate Momentus Thin ST500LT012-1DG142
417 min ∼100%

Pros

+ IPS panel with strong contrast
+ Works silently
+ LTE modem
+ Very long battery life

Cons

- No USB 3.0
- Expensive

Verdict

The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de
The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P. Test model provided by Notebooksbilliger.de

The Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P is ideal for users who want a tablet, but do not want to sacrifice a keyboard. The Atom processor provides sufficient performance for office and web use. The operating system is the 32-bit version of Windows 8.1 Professional, which allows users to use Apps from the Windows store and traditional desktop programs. Thanks to passive cooling, the device operates silently and it does not heat up too much.

The integrated LTE modem offers the user Internet on-the-go, but the Transformer is too expensive compared to the competition. Sadly Asus sacrifices the USB 3.0 port in the dock.

The good battery life and strong IPS panel are great traits. However, the screen offers an average brightness, which may prevent comfortable use outdoors.

Asus Transformer Book T100TAL-DK021P - 04/29/2015 v4(old)
Sascha Mölck

Chassis
57 / 98 → 58%
Keyboard
62%
Pointing Device
61%
Connectivity
56 / 80 → 70%
Weight
73 / 35-78 → 88%
Battery
91%
Display
84%
Games Performance
36 / 68 → 53%
Application Performance
37 / 87 → 43%
Temperature
87%
Noise
100%
Audio
40 / 91 → 44%
Camera
38 / 85 → 45%
Average
63%
73%
Convertible - Weighted Average

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