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Asus Transformer Mini Series

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR036TProcessor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch
Weight: 0.79kg
Price: 500 euro
Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 15 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 50%, features: - %, display: 80%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-D4-GR

The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-D4-GR is a great 10.1-inch 2-in-1 secondary computer to have around, serving as both a tablet and a miniature Windows 10 laptop with a detachable keyboard. Not only is it highly portable, but it is also affordable. Hence it is an ideal alternative to Microsoft’s discontinued Surface 3. This compact hybrid boasts a fairly simple design. It has a magnesium-aluminium alloy and glass body, which feels more premium than plastic-clad tablets. The Transformer Mini measures 8.2 x 259 x 170 mm (H x W x D), making it easy to be stowed away in a small bag. It weighs 530 g alone and 790 g with the keyboard cover connected. The Transformer Mini has an adjustable kickstand similar to the one on the Microsoft Surface that swings out from the back panel, and can stop at a wide range of angles, from straight up to an almost horizontal lean.

Moving to the front of the tablet, the 10.1-inch touch screen is bordered by a thick, black bezel. The screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels is brighter than its competitors with a brightness of 400 nits and it covers 92.8 % of the sRGB color gamut, producing highly vivid and bright colors. The aspect ratio is 16:10, which means that 720p and 1080p videos will have to be scaled down and letterboxed. The stereo speakers on the sides of the tablet body are loud and clear, and can fill a medium-size room with music or movie audio. The magnetic keyboard seamlessly attaches to the bottom of the tablet. The touchpad has a size of 8.64 x 4.32 cm (3.4 x 1.7 inch) and does its job well. Asus also includes its stylus, the Asus Pen, with the Transformer Mini. The aluminum stylus is about the same size as a regular pen and is pressure sensitive, allowing lines to be drawn with varied thicknesses in apps that support the functionality. The stylus has two buttons: one for an eraser, and one to serve as a right click.

A main difference between the Transformer Mini and its competitors is that Asus put a circular fingerprint reader (which resembles Apple's Touch ID on the iPhone or iPad) on the back of the tablet, mainly for logging in with Windows Hello. Though a nice feature, it’s location on the back of the tablet makes it inconvenient to use. Connectivity options are great for this price range, the left side of the tablet is a headphone jack, a USB 3.0 port, a micro HDMI output and a micro-USB port. On top of the tablet is a lone slot for a microSD card. The Transformer Mini comes with a quad-core Intel Cherry Trail processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics 400. In addition, it features 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of eMMC flash storage, which give the tablet a boost in multitasking and system performance. Meanwhile, the tablet’s polymer battery has an exceptional battery life. Asus claims that it is able to last up to 11 hours of movie playback.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-D4-GRNotebook: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-D4-GR
Processor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.79kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 69% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

80% Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA has a wide breadth of features, including a pressure-sensitive stylus, fingerprint scanner, hybrid design and fairly versatile connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/07/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: A much cheaper (and slower) alternative to a Surface Pro 4
Source: PC Advisor English
Buyers are likely to either love the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA or be disappointed in it. Its highs and lows are marked. Don’t expect the quality of the Surface Pro 4 for less than half the price. While build isn’t dramatically reduced, general performance is. It’s the same old issue with Windows 10 laptops that have Atom processors, making the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA much slower than a Chromebook or Android hybrid. It’s the price of Windows 10 flexibility. However, if you can accept the slower feel, common to everything that runs Windows 10 using an Atom CPU, then the T102HA is a handy little machine. Battery life is excellent, the keyboard solid once you become accustomed to its smaller size and the stylus a fun extra.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 50%
Review: ASUS Transformer Mini T102H
Source: Unlocked Newegg English
The Transformer Mini is an excellent 10.1-inch tablet with an optional attachable keyboard. When viewed that way, it’s certainly an attractive product. If you view it as a laptop replacement, like some of the competition is going for, you may be disappointed. The Transformer Mini is great for a briefcase or a purse – a portable tablet with good performance, good battery life, and an underwhelming keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2016
60% Asus Transformer Mini T102HA Review: Small and sleek, but slow
Source: Toptenreviews English
It’s not a bad choice, but you’ll be frustrated by how slow it is. The keyboard was particularly disappointing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Asus Transformer Mini (T102HA) Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
So, where does that leave your buying decision? It depends on how much you value tablet functionality. Remember, using the T102HA with its keyboard in your lap isn’t all that practical; the Transformer Book T100HA or Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310, with their solid keyboard bases (or a traditional laptop) are much better suited to that. If you plan to make use of the tablet more than anything, the T102HA is easier to recommend. The T102HA model with 64GB of storage is just $50 more than the Lenovo with the same amount of storage, yet has double the RAM and includes the stylus.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
40% Review: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA
Source: Wired Magazine English
That all adds up to a lot of frustration for not a lot of payoff. I love a bargain as much as the next guy, but this one just has too many strings attached.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 40%
Asus Transformer Mini review: This 2-in-1 delivers good-enough computing on the cheap
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The fact remains, however, that the Atom chip powering the Mini will suffice for everyday tasks, and offer excellent battery life on top of it. Just keep your work on a desk, as the weak hinge makes lap work problematic. If all that works for you, congratulations! You just saved yourself a bunch of dough.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2016
60% Asus Transformer Mini review: This 2-in-1 delivers good-enough computing on the cheap
Source: PC World English
The fact remains, however, that the Atom chip powering the Mini will suffice for everyday tasks, and offer excellent battery life on top of it. Just keep your work on a desk, as the weak hinge makes lap work problematic. If all that works for you, congratulations! You just saved yourself a bunch of dough.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The device has a portable design and at £449 it's good value, especially when you consider that the pen and keyboard cover are part of the package. The 11-plus hour battery life also makes it one of the longest-lasting devices around, and means it will easily survive a long-haul flight or school day.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 90%
80% Asus Transformer Mini (T102HA-D4-GR)
Source: PC Mag English
While it's no speed demon, the Asus Transformer Mini (T102HA-D4-GR) is an inexpensive alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro tablets, considering that you get a keyboard cover without having to shell out an additional $129 for it. The T102HA might cost more than the Transformer Book T100HA, but you also get almost 4 more hours of battery life, better wireless connectivity, and a stylus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus Transformer Mini T102HA Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA is a lightweight 2-in-1 with a bright screen and long battery life, but its cramped keyboard makes it tough to use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% ASUS T102HA-D4-GR Laptop Review
Source: Tech For Pennies English
If a person cares more about portability, compact size and low price than pure performance, a computer like ASUS T102HA-D4-GR should be money well spent. You need not worry about buying tablet because it’s already included here, but keep in mind the performance isn’t top notch – everyday computing is good, power user software or god forbid games are not. If you accept this division, going for the ASUS is worth it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/19/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS Transformer Mini T102HA: ecco il piccolo 2-in-1 costruito con cura
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Positive: Long battery life; solid workmanship. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/14/2017

 

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR014T

Specifications

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR014TNotebook: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR014T
Processor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.79kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus Transformer Mini T102Ha – Счастье В Мелочах
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Smart stylus pen; low price. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; poor display; mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2017

 

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR036T

Specifications

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR036TNotebook: Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR036T
Processor: Intel Atom x5 Z8350
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail)
Display: 10.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 0.79kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA-GR036T. Pros y contras (449 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Smart stylus pen; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life; slim size; lightweight. Negative: Relatively high price; no rear camera; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/23/2017

 

Comment

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).


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

Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail): Integrated graphics card in the Cherry-Trail SoCs. Based on a Broadwell GPU (Intel Gen8) and supports DirectX 11.2. Depending on the SoC offers 12 or 16 EUs.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Atom x5:

Z8350: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.44 - 1.92 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1600 memory controller.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.79 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.

0.79 kg:


69%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not 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 T101HA-GR030T
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 0.58 kg
Acer Aspire Switch One 10 SW1-011-194R
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 1.26 kg
Lenovo Miix 320-10ICR-80XF001VGE
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 1.02 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 10E SW3-016-13YY
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 1.2 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Medion Akoya E2228T-MD60250
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 15.6", 1.14 kg
ODYS Fusion 12 Pro
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Prestigio MultiPad Visconte S PMP1020CE
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 11.6", 0.58 kg
Prestigio Multipad Visconte S
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Prestigio Visconte Ecliptica
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8300, 13.3", 2.2 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Asus ZenBook Flip UX560UQ 2017
GeForce 940MX, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP201SA-FV0019T
HD Graphics 400 (Braswell), Celeron N3060, 11.6", 1.39 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB343T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-C4280T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.27 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip TP301UA-DW010T
HD Graphics 520, Core i3 6100U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA-FV0111R
HD Graphics (Braswell), Celeron N3050, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360CA-C4171T
HD Graphics 615, Core m3 7Y30, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UA-C4152T
HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.27 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA-DBM2T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.4 kg
Asus Transformer 3 Pro T303UA-GN027T
HD Graphics 520, Core i5 6200U, 12.6", 0.795 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-C4341T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus Zenbook Flip UX360UAK-BB351T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip TP501UQ-CJ011T
GeForce 920MX, Core i7 6500U, 15.6", 2.1 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Asus Strix ZX753VD-GC266T
GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook), Core i7 7700HQ, 17.3", 3 kg
Asus G752VS-GC074T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 6700HQ, 17.3", 4.5 kg
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA-GV079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 14", 1.34 kg
Asus Zenbook UX310UA-GL618T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Asus VivoBook E200HA-FD0042TS
HD Graphics (Cherry Trail), Atom x5 Z8350, 11.6", 0.98 kg
Asus K541UJ-GQ481T
GeForce 920M, Core i7 7500U, 15.6", 2 kg
Asus P2540UA-DM0095T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-02-24 (Update: 2017-02-24)