Too small to replace a laptop, too bulky to replace a decent tablet. The keyboard is shrunk and tight like most netbooks. The tablet didn't snap into keyboard base properly and the keyboard/trackpad would often not work until you disconnected and reconnected it multiple times. I ended up returning the one I received because of that reason on top of the other shortcomings. Overall if you want a laptop replacement, go with something at least 13\" screen and a full-sized keyboard (or close) and more storage (min. 128GB) and RAM. If you want a tablet, then find a dedicated tablet that is designed to be just that, a tablet, not something in-between. I could see this working for someone like a college student who likes to blog in public places (e.g. riding public transit, coffee shops, etc.), but for 90% of the population, it's too many compromises to be functional as an all-in-one.
I will give it that it's on Windows8.1 which is miles better than WinRT and as for usage and navigation it moved along fairly well (although it called the desktop version of websites, which didn't display well on the small 10\" screen. would be nice to have it call the mobile version as a system option).
Ausu T100TA, Nice and small portability that runs a full version of Windows.
This was a refurbished tablet and became defective after configuring to my username. The logon screen was upside down at log in but would readjust to right side up when logged in. This was probably a result of the motion sensor being defective, because if I turned the unit upside down, the screen would readjust back to wrong.
Also the USB charger that plugs into the wall did not work, I had to use another power plug to charge the battery.
The power input for the unit also shares the only USB port which happens to be a Mini UBA at that.
This is a tablet that runs Win 8.1. The 32G SSD is hardly enough room to store the sys op software, there was only 14G of space left and I can't imagine how much will be eaten away after all the windows updates. I recommend to get at least the 64G SSD.
One more personal note, my eye sight is getting old so I could not see/read the screen text very well. May not be a problem for young good eyes.
Had some issues with initial set-up, definitely look up how to do a reset (push/hold pwr & up volume button for reset options). Let the system do its full updates thru Asus update program while pluged in before doing anything else. Overall system is good, having a full Win 8.1 allowed me to load older MS programs, touch screen is very responsive & clear also. Keyboard is tight, but workable & the mouse pad is a little twitchy especially when pushing it you're better off using the touchscreen. Nonetheless it serves the purpose I need it for so very happy w/ the purchase.
I actually wanted to love the Asus Transformer Book. It was the perfect size, and I really need the keyboard for more typing, and for bonus points- Windows based, so it should have been easy to work on documents that I stored from my windows desktop at work. Well, I never got to try that out, because the Asus had a fatal problem, it wouldn't take a charge. I read the reviews, and decided not to risk trying to swap it out or get it fixed. Better off just returning it while I could still deal with Groupon- they have really good customer service. From the reviews, Asus is not so reliable in its response.
That one issue trumps all the good things about the Transformer, no matter how perfect the size, and functionality, without power it is all just a brick.
If you buy this tablet, make sure that you order a wall charger for it. Amazon has them. The asus brand that comes in the box will not charge the tablet properly. I have read online that many people had the same problem. Also, be aware that groupon may change the price after you buy it. They offered the same product for $30 less after I bought one. The price change occurred within a week of my purchase. I contacted groupon and they said I could return it. They also offered to accept the tablet as a return after I told them that the charger was useless.
This ASUS T100TA 10.1 Touchscreen 2-in-1 is a Laptop and a Tablet and is awesome! I've set it up the way I want and It's just perfect. I've used the Tablet at McDonald's and used the laptop at home. I am retired and found windows 8.1 to be alittle confusing in the beginning but as I read the ON SCREEN program fell right in step. I'm still learning the TABLET functions.
If you can buy this system, get the 64 Gig Harddrive -- I got the 32 Gig but have an option to use the CLOUD that Asus offers. GREAT DEAL BEST PRICE EVER!
its a powerful little laptop and can multi task well, definitely need to put a micro sd card in fo additional storage space. the t100 actually uses more power than it can draw through the micro usb cable so its best to shut it down completely to charge, and running it on the power cord just makes it discharge slower, but it throws the battery out of calibration and youll find yourself havin to calibrate it so it isnt worth it as it it hard on the battery to be doing often.
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.
Amazing for the price. My T100 is fast enough for me and my uses. The Windows 8.1 platform coupled with Office 365 that I have networked with my Asus laptop is very powerful. The touchscreen is responsive. Screen resolution is great for streaming video. The WiFi picks connects quickly and holds a connection for a longer range then devices that others own. I like the touch screen keyboard options, typing is easy and precise. The only downside is that the SSDRM is only 32G. Office 365 is even more useful as it offers 1T of OneDrive storage. Two thumbs up.
I bought this for a friend and helped her get oriented. I noticed a problem getting the keyboard to connect to the screen. At first I thought it needed the bluetooth connection turned on, but that was not it. Turned out you have to very completely attach the keyboard until it clicks and the click is hard to hear. Otherwise, this was an outstanding purchase - both in terms of price and features. My friend is very happy with it.