Asus Transformer Book T100TA, red, £249 delivered (save £80.95) @ Currys

Asus Transformer Book T100TA, red, £249 delivered (save £80.95) @ CurrysGet this Asus Transformer Book deal @ Currys

Is the Asus Transformer Book a tablet? A laptop? Both! And Currys is selling the newer T100TA model (vs. the plain old T100) for £249 (was £329.95), complete with keyboard and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.

Asus Transformer Book T100TA specs include a 10.1in display (1366 x 768), quad-core Intel processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB expandable storage. Oh! And it runs Windows 8.1.

Free delivery.

(Thanks to MSPreacher at HUKD)

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JanSt / MOD  Dec. 11, 2014 at 15:23

Not bad... if Windows is your cuppa.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 12, 2014 at 08:23

This thing is a waste of money. It's not powerful enough to run Win 8.1. Might as well get Android tablet.

- 32GB is not enough for every day use. 20GB Windows + around 6GB for recovery leave you with nothing
- Screen resolution is low and it's noticeable
- 2GB of RAM in only enough to use IE. Chrome is a memory hog and won't open more than 4 tabs. Firefox is slightly better. So plan to learn a lot about IE with this thing
- CPU is borderline OK. With 2GB RAM and 32GB it will be least of your problems.

This is basically junk.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 12, 2014 at 08:34

Minimum specs for any Win 8.1 system are i3-4030U or above with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD.
One can go with something less powerful, but would probably want to get at least 2 years out of it? Win 8.1 will not become any faster down the road.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 12, 2014 at 12:35

Yes, from your POV those are valid points.
But this still beats most non-Surface Win8 tablets.
And really Android tablets are fine for media consumption and such, but you will get some work done on this thing that you'll struggle with on an Android tab... Of course, any cheap netbook from Argos is 'better' in certain terms ;)

martyn_3000  Dec. 13, 2014 at 12:54

Minimum specs for any Win 8.1 system are i3-4030U or above with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD.
One can go with something less powerful, but would probably want to get at least 2 years out of it? Win 8.1 will not become any faster down the road.


That couldn't be further from the truth...

Windows 8.1 actually uses less resources, and runs on lower spec machines than XP does.

I have this tablet and it runs Windows 8.1 smoother than my office PC, which is a 6 month old Haswell i3, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD.

Yes the disk space is tight, but all you need to do is get a 64gb MicroSD in there, format it as NTFS, then you can use that as storage.

Anyone who says it won't run Windows well hasn't used one. With the little quad core Intel processor and SSD it speeds along.

JanSt / MOD  Dec. 13, 2014 at 13:17

No doubt...
And as much as I dislike MS and Win 8, Android is not exactly a great tablet OS imho... or rather, Android apps aren't that great for anything beyond 5in displays.
But again: that's just my 'taste', I guess

shuwaz  Dec. 15, 2014 at 22:06

Got the T200 variant and its quite good, non of the issues mentioned. My only gripe is the keyboard, it spoils a good little hybrid device.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 16, 2014 at 09:16

It runs Windows fine, if you are looking for another device to watch YouTube, stream TV, Facebook, Google+, email, preview documents, etc.. But if this is all you are interested in I don't think there is much of a point to get Windows tablet. There are no good Metro apps, everything that is available works worse than browser version of same thing. Might as well go for iPad, if you are after quality, or Android, if you are on the budget.

For anything serious this tablet simply won't do. Windows 8 is not any faster than Windows 7. Yes, Windows 7 Professional is resource hog, but I doubt anyone would be willing to pay for professional license. If anyone used Windows 7 starter edition it actually much smaller and faster than Windows 8. When Windows 8.1 start up it uses 1GB of RAM on tablet/laptop and 700MB on desktop. Add browser (with 10 open tabs), a few office documents, Outlook (simply because nothing else integrates with Outlook calendar), Adobe PDF, Skype and possible another messenger and you are up to 4GB of RAM. You are also out of 32GB disk space.

For couch surfing this will suffice, but not for even basic office tasks. This is nothing more than new iteration of netbooks. And everyone should remembered what happened with netbook - they flopped, so will this thing.

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