Asus Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL
Source: PC Mag
The Asus Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL is a decent enough detachable-hybrid tablet for a reasonable price, but systems like the Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Series 2-in-1 (3147), our top pick for convertible-hybrid laptops, give you a lot more storage space and battery life for about the same money. If you can live with one inch less screen size, the compact Asus Transformer Book T100TA (64GB), our Editors' Choice budget detachable-hybrid tablet, gives you twice the battery life and a $100 cheaper price tag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Laptop Mag
It's hard to stand out in the sea of Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrids, but the Asus Transformer Book T200 is a very good detachable 2-in-1. It offers a stylish design; a comfortable, full-size keyboard; and a vibrant IPS display with fairly wide viewing angles. Plus, you can expand the storage via the smart hard drive bay. However, I wish Asus had found room on the dock for a secondary battery to boost the battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Computer Shopper
Overall, the Asus Transformer Book T200 does an admirable job of bringing value to the consumer at its $499 price point. As long as you don't expect it to have the performance of a workstation or gaming system—i.e., use it for the everyday tasks for which it was designed—it's one of the few hybrid devices that works equally as well as a traditional notebook or as a dedicated tablet. We especially appreciated the tablet's ergonomics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
The bottom line is that you can’t have everything in life or electronics; if you want to have to most compact, full-featured Windows laptop with great battery life at a low price then the Transformer Book T100 is your best choice. If you value a nice keyboard, want to connect multiple USB devices, need an Ethernet port, and want to upgrade your laptop later, the larger, heavier, and slightly more expensive T200 belongs on your shopping list.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/24/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Transformable. Negative: Mediocre display; thick and heavy; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2015
Model: The Asus Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL is an ultraportable Windows tablet with PC capacities and feel. Front design is kept simple and elegant with a black glossy bezel around the display. The back panel is sophistically styled with circular patterns and comes in either dark navy or red. There are speaker perforations and control buttons with the Asus branding placed right dead center. Durability is enhanced using specially engineered materials. The Asus Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL's 11.6 inch IPS HD display has wonderful colors.
The Windows 8.1 device comes with an Intel Bay Trail-T quad core processor clocked at 1.46 GHz, 2 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM and am integrated Intel HD Graphics. Users can choose their storage options according to budget and needs. Those options include 32GB eMMC, 64GB eMMC or a 32GB eMMC with 500GB HDD combo. There are two cameras in the form of a 5 MP rear shooter and a 2 MP front facing sensor.
With the docking keyboard the tablet can turn into a laptop with many additional features such as a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port and even a LAN port. The keyboard enhances typing with good tactile feedback and is still light enough to be carried all day. Battery life is superb with Asus claiming a full 24 hours usage on a single charge.
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.
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).
Z3795: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.59 - 2.39 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
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.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
74%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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