Pros: 1. Works very well
2. Touch interface is snappy
3. Display is decent
4. Dock is very simple to use.
5. Keyboard is better than a lot of small keyboards I have used.
6. Expansion with mirco SDXC card us great
7. Bluetooth works flawlessly.
8. Price - Great Price
9. Includes Mircrosoft office programs on the machine
10. Good battery life
Cons: 1. 32GB system storage is very small
2. The micro SD card is seen as a separate drive
3. Only 5 touch points - does not really hurt performance
4. Screen pixels are a little small - do not really hurt appearance however.
5. Windows 8 - see notes below.
6. App store is really small
7. Really should have had 4 GB of memory.
Overall Review: First of all. Windows 8 is a very jarring experience with a mouse and keyboard. I installed Classic Shell and now I have a real, live working start button.
I do use the Metro interfaces, when going without the keyboard for the most part. It works really well with touch screens.
I purchased this to replace an Android tablet that was destroyed. It has been a good replacement, though the App store is not real good.
For my purposes, this machine works very for what it is. I installed Sins of the Solar empire on the micro SD card, and it plays it, but the memory is a very close thing for it. You will not see a more modern title work on it. It is small enough and light enough to carry. It is also good for productivity.
If you are looking for high end game - go else where. If you are looking for productivity, this is a good choice in a small package.
Pros: Great battery life.
CPU speeds are decidedly up to par.
Decent dock, keyboard and trackpad.
Full windows 8.1, not RT
Lightweight and affordable
Comes with Office 2013 Home and Student, preinstalled
Decent design, texture (doesn't get many fingerprints.)
Dual band WiFi
Cons: Charging times are long.
Screen not opening far enough.
Doesn't make me breakfast.
Overall Review: This is a different machine to the older model containing the z3740 Intel chip-set.
I've found in other reviews saying that the keyboard has some issues and the tablet and dock don't match, that is not the case here. I haven't had a "sticky key" in the time I've had it. The track pad is as responsive as you like, and the key travel is more then enough.
This tablets outer case is red whilst the inside is black. It matches better then the older version, and is less prone to finger print smudges.
Contains MS Office 2013, it wasn't listed in NewEggs listing specifications and wasn't sure if it came with it or not, it does, It is pre installed, not a lot of downloading involved to get it up and running.
Played a few games just to see what it's capable of:
Second Life: fps(15 - 30)
Killing Floor: fps(20-30)
World of Warcraft fps(10-25)
Not it's purpose, but it is a tail tell sign of what it's in fact capable of. Daily use of internet browsing, youtube, facebook and forms of media are great on it. Dual speakers on the back aren't as loud as I suspected, but in a moderately low noise level environment, you will be pleased.
Installed a 64GB SD Card, no problems.
Its start up time: 9.8 seconds
shut down time: 1.2 seconds
thats from cold off to on, and on to cold off.
The tilt/angle it opens up to is slightly less then desirable, but the viewing angle is adequate and makes up for this.
This newer model has a better dock I believe then the model with the intel z3740, though upon further inspection, I found there isn't a place for an internal hard drive. I had a sneaking suspicion it might have a slot and caddy for one due to the previous version hosting a 500gb HDD. Not the case here.
It powers my external 3.0 USB drive without problems. I wasn't expecting that.
Last thing worth noting. On a 30mb connection, I found it took approx. 3 hours to get fully updated from first turn on. That is with installation and downloading, none of my apps or programs.
Personally I love it, its great for traveling and lightweight. friends and family enjoy it as much as I do. A tablet this capable with full Windows 8.1 and a full copy of office 2013 Home and Student for under $400. Nicely done Asus. (Makes me wonder how they are even making money on it to be perfectly honest.)
Pros: The price of this is unbelievable compared to other similar products
Comes with keyboard dock. The MS Surface has this as an accessory and adds a couple hundred dollars more to the price of the tablet. The keyboard being included in this package is a great value.
Can play just about every game I have thrown at it from League of Legends, Diablo 3, Civilization 5, etc
Very responsive touch screen. I have used some other Android tablets out there and this definitely has better responsiveness than most of them.
Quick start up from SSD. Takes a little over 10 seconds to be fully booted and ready to go.
Microsoft Office included for free. Makes using this for work and personal use all that much easier.
Cons: Some other owners complained about the plastic housing on the tablet which I agree, could be easily damaged and shows finger prints very easily.
32GB SSD really is not much after Windows and recovery portion is taken. Leaves you with about 10GB or so to actually use. I have been installing the majority of programs and games to the 500GB HDD and running them off of it especially since I pretty much need the keyboard to run them anyways.
Windows 8 is atrocious. I have found reading Windows 8 based tablets and PC's reviews frustrating lately as people can't seem to get past Windows 8 and review the hardware itself. I put "Power Shell" over Windows 8 and it runs with the same interface as Windows 7.
I also think that a small cost adder to increase the memory to 4GB would have made this perform even better, but as I mentioned before, I am having no issue with anything with the 2GB
Overall Review: Anyone looking for a great 2 in 1 should go for this ASUS T100. For what you get for the money, you can't beat it. My brother is ordering one as well. The fact that the keyboard comes with the tablet without an additional fee, and that MS Office is free makes this a no brainer. Newegg also has had some promotional coupon codes for this item as well whether the 25 off for Intel products, or 30 off from their latest promotion which makes buying this all that much easier.
Pros: I got to say that I love this tablet. Its value to cost ratio just makes this device worth every penny I spent. Boot time and power consumption is nothing to sneeze at. I have never felt this thing get hot, (mildly warm at the most). Home office is a nice touch, especially with cloud integration between ASUS and Microsoft, there shouldnt be any storage issues for the average user (although I think the cloud services cost money after a year). Thats where your 500 gig hardrive in the keyboard has its advantages (really shouldn't run out of room, unless you're downloading movies all the time). High definition screen looks pretty good at 10 inches. Screen is bright and has wide viewing angles.
Windows 8: It was made for tablets, does everything I expected it to do.
Cons: I guess this is more on Microsoft, but it did bug me. Network interface change from windows 7 to windows 8 is pretty frustrating. Would like my properties and wireless network options to be assessable from the taskbar again, but its not that important.
While docked, the screen doesn't quite tip back far enough for use on your lap (at least for me, again wide viewing angle so it wont impair the screen).
Overall Review: Another reviewer said the power adaptor only puts out 10 watts, that is not correct. The adaptor I received is a 15 watt charger. Great device for portable work and school applications.
Pros: Like how small it is. Replaced a netbook that died with this. It's so lite and easy to carry around. Snapppy, runs faster than most laptops i've had. Good all day battery....solid wifi performance. Fast charging.
Cons: Windows 8. 8.1 made a big difference. App store is way to small. Added a 64mb microSD for my data.
1 V3 USB port....on the keyboard.
Overall Review: Have had this for more than 5 months now, didn't regret buying it.
Pros: Fast! As long as you are not bogging your OS down with malware, the OS runs everything at blazing speeds. Very fast response times. The quad-core CPU delivers as expected even when running demanding applications like Fruityloops music software.
Long Battery life.
Great docking station, like the feel of the keyboard / touchpad. 500GB internal on docking station more than expected when buying a tablet.
Will run Skyrim on low settings..... LOL!!! Hey why not? Its not a gamer but it can still deliver on ALOT of games. So you can imagine it will run older games fairly well.
Installing Classicshell gives you full Windows 7 desktop functionality. Now I can use the Win8 functions whenever I want to IF I want to, but I mostly just use the Win7 interface now.
Compact and portable
Cons: 1 USB port on Docking Station / No Ethernet (I bought a $15 Targus usb hub / ethernet adapter here on Newegg to fix that)
Not a true "gamer" pc, but I knew that when purchasing, even though I found it still does a decent job on certain games. Great for all old school or older games.
Audio just a tad bit low from the speakers unless you play a movie in VLC and use its "200%" amplifier. Then its fine, otherwise, I usually use headphone anyway so whatever.
1 camera facing you and none on back. This makes it difficult to say, take a photo and see what it is your taking a photo of without craning your head around to see the screen and take the picture. While its not always as difficult as I made it sound, it can be frustrating if your trying to get a perfect picture to sell something. Not a huge con since I still take great pics with it and get my work done, but still worth mentioning.
2GB RAM - Its enough for this light-weight OS, and does what its designed to do, but me being the pc guy I am, I like to stretch things a bit, so it would have been nice if they made it 4gb of ram. I just make sure to keep the OS clean of malware, and make sure that only the things that need to run in the background are running.
Overall Review: Over all, this is the best windows based tablet / laptop with docking station I have found for the price. Some people had issues with running windows updates before they installed the Asus updates, but there are always flukes in every product. Some bought the refurbished ones and had multiple issues but thats because they were refurbished. So far my experience has been great. A fast system with a Windows 7 desktop using classicshell, running all my apps a blazing fast speeds, and an occasional game or two. The small sleek form factor makes this easy to take with me in my backpack, and its small enough to just whip out anywhere you are in public without it drawing to much attention. The long battery life gives you some peace of mind knowing you can get most anything done during the day if you are unplugged. A great multimedia / business / gaming device. With the 500gb internal hard drive in the docking bay I can store most everything I want to and install my programs/games onto it as well, rather than the limited ssd "c:" drive. Im going to say that this is a great product even though there are a few minor drawbacks that do not affect me enough to give this any less of a rating than it deserves.
Pros: This thing is magical. I love the versatility of it all. Windows 8.1 is kinda scary coming from 7, but it's totally fun learning how to use it on this thing. Also, IT'S RED!!!! Cool matte finish, so no fingerprints on the outside. Turning it off and on are both super fast.
Cons: I couldn't find the keyboard to type this review >.>
Overall Review: This is my new baby. Her name is RubyRose
Pros: - Perfect IPS screen, resolution is adequate for size
- Atom is surprisingly potent! Desktop is very fast and this thing can do a shocking amount of gaming.
- Upgraded to 3775 for same price as previous model 3740 atom. Huge CPU boost and up to 15% GPU from previous model.
- Keyboard included with full size USB. Always preferred the clamshell design but can detach at will
- Great battery life, even when gaming (compared to other tablets/laptops)
- Dropped it once, no damage, seems well built
Cons: - Would love to have more GPU power. Maybe 8 processing units instead of 4. Heck I'd settle for 6.
- Standard keyboard dock doesn't have sata port
- SD card occasionally disappears on waking (pop in and back out, no problem)
- SD slot does not have cover, sticks out a bit (nitpicking)
- Would like another USB built into Keyboard or tablet
- Not a big fan of the trackpad buttons, they're very loud and flex a fair amount
Overall Review: So I mostly got this as a portable and cheap(ish) way to play my Steam games on the road. I have to say for the most part it has been a resounding success. There are a specific few games I wanted it to play and it has done quite well:
- Mass Effect 1 - 720p low settings very smooth
- Civilization V - Native res, low settings, works great with touch screen controls.
- Torchlight II - 720p runs great at Medium, looks good too
- Dark Souls 1 - Cannot get it to run smoothly, or sometimes at all. Can't praise the sun.
- Last Remnant - Surprised this runs at all. Looks a little bit like a Ps2 game on low settings but it will chug through even the biggest battles.
Another note: Steam In Home Streaming works like a charm. Uses are limited but I did a test run and it allowed me to run Ultra settings Witcher 2 on my main machine and stream it to my tablet in the living room.
As long as you plan on playing older games, games with good scaling, or just 2d this tablet is epic. I wanted to hold off for Cherry Trail but I'm glad I didn't. This machine continues to impress with what it can do in such a small package.
P.S. If installing games to SD card format to NTFS. Even exFAT will constantly hang up your whole system.