At the Intel Developer Conference (IDC) Intel unveiled their latest power-saving 22nm Bay Trail processors. Among the first devices featuring these Atom Z3000 series chips was Asus Transformer Book T100. The Bay Trail chip on T100 is a quad-core Atom Z3740.
Asus Transformer Book T100, much like the Transformer Book Trio, is a tablet that detaches from the keyboard dock. We may call it convertible notebook, or detachable tablet, some may even call it hybrid. Unlike Trio, the T100 runs just one operating software, Microsoft’s newest Windows 8.1.
The tablet portion features a 10.1 inch IPS display with 1366 x 768 pixels, and extra wide 178-degree viewing angles. The SSD storage starts are 32GB with possible extension via microSD card and Asus Cloud WebStorage free for one year. Tablet weighs just 544 grams (1.2 pounds) and sports micro HDMI, and micro USB port. The keyboard dock weighs the same as tablet and has additional USB 3.0 port. There is a strong battery in the tablet promising full 11 hours of play.
While Transformer Book T100 may not look premium, it impresses with specs and price. Picking up this convertible 2 in 1 hybrid for $349 is a wise choice. Especially since Book T100 packs a full version of Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013. Asus has pegged the release date for October 18th.
Asus also featured a ASUS Transformer Book T300, a 13.3-inch convertible tablet.
Check Asus’ full Press Release via engadget.
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