Asus Transformer Book T200TA
Average of 8 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book T200TA
Tweaked. Asus has increased the size of its efficacious 10-inch T100 to 11.6-inches without modifying technologies or features. Is that enough to attach to the success of its little Transformer?
Source: Digital Versus
If you're looking for a portable, well-designed, durable machine, which can be used as a tablet by separating the keyboard from the screen, then the Asus Transformer Book T200 is for you. As it lacks power, it's more suitable for productivity and web navigation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 20% display: 60% mobility: 80%
Source: Gadget Show
The Asus Transformer Book T200 is a decent attempt at a budget Windows 8.1 hybrid, but the paltry display and sub-par battery life is only saved by its decent keyboard and upgradable storage. For £350, it's not bad, but if you're after an entertainment machine, you'd be best off looking at a dedicated tablet.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: PC Authority
At this price, we never expected the T200TA to be the last word in ergonomic design, but it’s a great little hybrid that does a cracking impression of a budget 11.6in laptop, and doesn’t make a bad tablet either. The display in particular is significantly better than the screens you’ll find on most budget laptops. The Atom processor and 2GB of RAM may not provide enough headroom for everyone’s needs, but as a cheap and versatile Windows device, the Asus Transformer Book T200TA takes some beating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The T200TA isn’t slimmer or lighter than some of its rivals, but its detachable mechanism makes it more versatile, and its 11.6-inch screen means it’s not a world away from full-size tablets. The screen and battery are both good, even if the modest specification and mediocre keyboard mean the T200TA is restricted to low-end applications. It’s still not perfect, but this hybrid is affordable and well designed, so it’s definitely worth investigating.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% display: 60% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
Source: Expert Reviews
The Asus Transformer Book T200TA is an excellent compromise between tablet portability and laptop practicality. It's ever so slightly too big to be considered a replacement for your 7in or 9in tablet, but it's a good alternative for living room-based entertainment. If you're going to buy a cheap laptop for a bit of work and media consumption, the T200TA is the best choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: PC Pro
At this price, we never expected the T200TA to be the last word in ergonomic design, but it’s a great little hybrid that does a cracking impression of a budget 11.6in laptop, and doesn’t make a bad tablet either. The display in particular is significantly better than the screens you’ll find on most budget laptops. The Atom processor and 2GB of RAM may not provide enough headroom for everyone’s needs, but as a cheap and versatile Windows device, the Transformer Book T200TA takes some beating.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 100% performance: 50% features: 83% workmanship: 83%
The Asus Transformer Pad T100TAM is a revamped version of the T100TA 2-in-1 mini laptop, a stand alone 10 inch Windows tablet built on Intel BayTrail hardware, with a matching docking station. Compared to the original T100, the new version offers a metallic body, faster hardware and a somewhat improved display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Ultrabook Review
People buy these small 2-in-1s for what they can do, for their ability to run legacy software as well as the touch-optimized apps, for the keyboards they provide and the ability to connect accessories when needed, something that’s a bit more difficult to do with an iPad or an Android tablet. And the 10 inch screen might be indeed too small to provide an enjoyable Desktop-mode experience, while there’s just not enough space for a proper keyboard and trackpad on a device this small.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2014
Source: PCM NL→EN
Positive: Solid case; large screen; detachable keyboard. Negative: Small storage capacity; poor performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/19/2014
CommentIntel 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).
Z3775: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.46 - 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.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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).
76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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