The T100 Transformer Book is the new Windows 8.1 convertible PC from Asus, powered by Intel’s new quad core processor. Let’s unbox and have a close look at this mobile device.
Lets take the lid off and see what we have inside. Now the first thing we see in the box is the tablet portion, wrapped in plastic. Directly below it is the keyboard dock. After we take the dock out, we can see the small documentation slip including a user guide and warranty. Underneath that we can see the power supply and USB cable which connects to the power supply unit and to a PC.
The Transformer Book is a well made device. At five hundred and fifty grams, it’s very portable, is only ten point five millimeters in thickness.
Taking a look around the device we find the volume toggle and a specific Windows button on this side. This takes you back to the start screen in Windows 8.1. On the top there’s just the power button, and on the other side we have a headphone output, micro USB and micro HDMI output. Up a bit further is the Micro SD card slot. On the front we find a 1.2 megapixel camera that can be used with Skype and other video messaging services.
The display is a ten point one inch IPS screen with a thirteen sixty six by seven sixty eight resolution, The two speakers sit on the sides right near the edge of the slate, providing great front firing stereo sound.
Internally, the Transformer Book is powered by a specially designed quad core Atom chip by Intel for mobile devices for quick response for apps and the OS. The new Intel system on a chip is specifically designed to deliver super fast response on mobile devices like this Windows 8.1 tablet, with better graphics and excellent power use.
The new Atom processor is a powerful mobile processor that is the little brother to Intel’s core range seen in larger notebooks. Whether it’s gaming, productivity or entertainment, having Intel Inside means you will have the best mobile experience.
The Transformer Book also features two gigabytes of RAM for superb multitasking, and a sixty four GB flash drive to hold all your documents and files. Of course with the Micro SIM card you can also expand your memory or easily transfer photos and other files to and from the Transformer book.
If you want to share your content, it’s a cinch to use a HMDI cable to connect to your flat panel TV to show off your photos and movies. The Micro SD card reader makes it easy to expand your storage and transfer files from other devices like a smartphone or camera.
The Transformer Book provides up to eleven hours of battery life. To extend the functionality and productivity of your Slate, the included keyboard dock provides a notebook-like experience. With the addition of an additional USB three port you can add additional peripherals and storage just like a standard PC. And when you want to take it on the go, it’s easy to undock and take the screen portion by itself.
Lastly, because the Transformer Book uses the full blown version of Windows 8.1, you can install all the third party Windows programs you’re used to using, or discover many more apps on the Windows store. Windows 8.1 allows you to make better use of the screen with improved multi tasking, an official Facebook app, and other in-built features like multi-window mail, improving productivity – and let’s not forget the return of the smart button for better desktop-based control.And for the ultimate in productivity out of the box, the Transformer Book comes with Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student preloaded.
So if you’re looking for a great value, high performance tablet that provides the best of both worlds in play and work, then the Asus Transformer Book is worth considering.
So come on in to your nearest Bing Lee store, or purchase online right now!