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ASUS Transformer 2-in-1 Laptop and Tablet (Manufacturer Refurbished)
Living up to its name, the ASUS Transformer converts quickly between a tablet and laptop, so you never have to choose between the convenience of one-handed computing and a traditional typing experience. The sleek tablet runs Windows 8.1 and has built-in WiFi and Bluetooth to keep it wirelessly connected to the Internet and other devices.
All-Day Battery Life
Whether you’re doing serious work or seriously bingeing on Netflix, this tablet—which runs for up to 11 hours before needing a recharge—has you covered. A 8,060mAh battery is built into the display side of the tablet, so users get the same all-day productivity whether or not they’re plugged in to the keyboard.
Fast Quad-Core Processing
Typically reserved for laptops and desktops, this tablet’s quad-core CPU delivers efficient performance. The chip’s 1.86GHz speed cuts down on loading times and keeps the tablet speedy even with multiple apps running at once.
Windows 8.1 Operating System
Rather than running a limited mobile operating system, this tablet boast a fully fledged desktop OS: Windows 8.1. The sleek OS’s touch-optimized tile interface plays nice with the Transformer in laptop or tablet mode, responding to onscreen swipes and taps as well as clicks on the keyboard’s integrated touch pad.
I have had this product for over 2 years and it still works great. There are faster and slower ones out there but to use it like a table or a laptop is incredible for the price and performance. I am even running the latest version of windows 10 anniversary edition! No complaints. A couple times I over stressed the CPU and it hung but holding the power button for a few seconds and powering it back on fixed it. I have worked with PC's and Laptops since the first PC came out. I can tell you this is will worth the money! I use it mostly as a laptop and also use the touch screen at the same time. I also put a 128GB memory card in it with no issues so I have lots of storage for my files. Has a great WIFI signal but I also have an adapter and plug it in when I stream a lot of videos. All I can say is it is well worth the cost and compare it to other products like this and you just pay for the name. They are not better, they are just more expensive. I recommend this highly!
I purchased this as a Christmas gift for my college age son. The first day he used it after a few hours the screen went blank and he had to reset the computer. It seemed to start working again however after a few more hours, it did the same thing but would not come back on at all this time. He only got about three hours use out of it and was very disappointed. I had to ship it back and I am currently waiting to hear from the company.
Would be most awesome if it was not so glitchy. You MUST NOT perform any updates if you want any chance of this thing working a while otherwise system restore! To quote Brando, 'it coulda been a contenda!'