Asus Announces Transformer Book T100

Asus introduced hybrid device Transformer Book T100 at the Conference at Intel Developer Forum 2013 held in October. This outstanding device will be performing not only as a tablet but as a laptop too. Analytics predict that Transformer Book’s hybrid performance is likely to make it one of the most competitive devices at the tablet and laptop market alike.

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Google Made a “Push”

The newest announcement from Asus doesn’t come as a groundbreaking surprise. The fact they have recently broke one of their biggest contracts with Google makes us believe how folks at Asus were keeping this device as an ace up the sleeve. If they really were, they couldn’t have picked a better moment to pull it out.

Google has recently announced how the contract with Asus, as a manufacturer of Nexus 7, has been assigned to LG instead. This was severe enough alarm for the Taiwan-based company to launch their very own device and conquer their own piece of cake at the tablet/laptop market.

Transformer Book T100 Specs

Transformer Book T100 comes with Windows 8.1 OS powered by Intel’s quad-core processor Atom Z3740. 2GB RAM memory should ensure smooth and slight performance even for the most memory-demanding tasks. The HD 10.1-inch screen is removable with 1366×768 resolution. Device acts as a traditional laptop while the screen, once dismantled from the keyboard, acts as a tablet.

The tablet part is 550 grams heavy while entire device – laptop – weighs 1.07 kilograms or about 2.3 lbs. Considering the average laptop’s weight of 2.5 kilograms (5.5 lbs) Transformer Book T100 will be the lightest laptop on the market.

When used as tablet, device is 10.5 millimeter wide and equipped with Asus Instant On and Sonic Master audio technologies. TB T100 comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 package with full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote.

Connectivity reflects in one USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 32GB solid-state-drive for internal storage.

Pricing

At the first glance, full student package would make us believe how Asus targeted student population in the first place. While logic leads one path, pricing goes slightly different direction with average price of 408 EUR or about 568 USD.

According to the Asus officials, device can be expected to hit the shelves on the first Friday in November.

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By Alem Spag

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