ASUS Transformer T100 2-in-1 Specifications, Hands-On, Video

Posted on 12 September 2013, Last updated on 03 January 2014 by


“We wanted to create something that is truly ultra mobile, truly productive, truly entertaining, truly stylish.”

The ASUS T100. (Our information page is now live here.)



  • CPU: Quad-Core Z3740 , 1.33Ghz. (600Mhz-1860Mhz, Intel Burst Technology 2.0) (More detail)
  • Screen: 10”
  • Windows 8.1
  • Resolution: 1366×768
  • IPS: YES
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Weight tablet, dock, total. 1KG dock. 16% lighter than ipad 4 as a tablet.
  • Price: $339 for 32GB
  • Backlit keyboard: No.
  • Wifi 1×1? Info not available. Broadcom chip. Suspected dual-channel as Clovertrail tablets.
  • Ports. On Tablet: MicroSD, MicroHDMI, MicroUSB. On Dock: USB3.0
  • WiDi: No
  • Battery life (battery capacity): Up to 11 hours.
  • storage. eMMC. Yes.
  • Availability: Oct 18th. USA first.
  • 3G/LTE options? Not initially.
  • Office included: YES
  • SD card slot: Micro
  • USB3.0
  • Dedicated reading mode.
  • Cam front: 1.2MP

“EeePC re-incarnated” say ASUS.






17 Comments For This Post

  1. guy says:

    I’m glad netbooks are coming back. Hopefully, UMPCs will too (ie. even smaller than 10″ screen AND a keyboard with a mouse).

    I wonder why Asus went with an ugly shiny back for the tablet. It makes the tablet look very cheap. They should have used the same matte back of the keyboard.

  2. guy says:

    Also, too bad Bay Trail T chips can only use eMMC storage. With the CPU performance numbers I’ve read about Bay Trail, its seems I/O performance is going to be a major bottleneck which could hold back overall performance depending on what you’re doing.

    It seems you may get better performance running the OS off a USB 3.0 drive, haha.

  3. James says:

    The eMMC storage is improving and Bay Trail T can use the newer drives that offer much more performance than the earlier eMMC drives.

    Look at the Anandtech article in which he benchmarks a sample system and noted the Samsung eMMC performed pretty well… So it may still be a bottleneck but not as much as long as the OEMs use the latest drives available.

  4. Morris says:

    Yup, still a bottleneck. Hopefully, some M chips and SATA drives make their way into 10″ notebooks.

  5. Morris says:

    It would be nice if reviewers look at the time the CPU is waiting for outstanding IO calls during their tests. This will show how much particular tasks are bottlenecked by the storage.

  6. guy says:

    Ya, seeing the IO wait numbers during certain tasks would show us if the increase in CPU performance outpaced the new faster eMMC storage.

  7. Alslayer says:

    Nice video. How did I know you would have the best coverage of this device? Good work.

  8. Chippy says:

    Thank you Sir!

  9. Hoot69 says:

    Looks like a worthy successor to the Microsoft Surface line of products, at a more realistic pricing model.

  10. digi_owl says:

    32GB for Windows? Gonna get cramped ;)

  11. Chippy says:

    Yes. I think most will be going for 64GB. 32GB at $349 is just the teaser!

  12. Hoot69 says:

    So…should I pass on an opportunity to buy a 64GB Surface for $300 US.?

  13. James says:

    I would say so, not much point getting last gen device with the next gen coming out and not much difference in price…

    The Asus T100 offers well over twice the CPU performance of the Tegra 3 in the Surface and the Bay Trail is x86 and thus can run full Windows 8, or pretty much any other OS you may want to run on it that’s UEFI compatible, and this Asus model at least claims 11 hours battery life and that’s also better than what the Surface RT offers…

    And you won’t lose out on the extras either, as MS Office Home & Student 2013 is included on pretty much any Windows tablet that’s 10.8″ or smaller… and Asus is offering the T100 with the Keyboard dock included and you still need to pay extra for the Surface RT to get the Touch Cover!

  14. Osiris says:

    Interesting that they are launching with all these budget devices so far. Bring on the proper sucessors to the 500T etc.

  15. Dave Granger says:

    The Android-based Transformers have a micro-SD card slot on the tablet and a full sized SD on the dock, looks like the latter has been omitted here, which sucks.

  16. Chippy says:

    Agree; especially considering this platform is capable of basic 720p video editing.

  17. meengla yip says:

    My boss has been very impressed with my Acer W510 and has been considering either that or the HP Envy X2 hybrid and wanted to know which one of those to get. Except for the larger screen (and probably a better track pad) in the Envy I’d say the W510 wins. But I told her to may be wait till the better X86 based tablets come out by the end of this year. Both of those are almost a year old (I bought the W510 in December 2012). I think I could recommend the Asus Transformer T100 to her. She needs a ‘real’ tablet–her ipad doesn’t work for her.

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