Asus Announces Transformer Book T100 Detachable Touch Screen Windows 8.1 Laptop For $349

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Asus Transformer Book T100

At IDF, Asus announced a mainstream Windows 8.1 detachable touchscreen laptop T100 that will go on sale this holiday season for $349. ASUS Transformer Book T100 has a detachable 10.1-inch HD IPS display with an Intel Atom ‘Bay Trail’ quad-core processor. The lightweight keyboard dock features well-engineered keyboard and a multi-touch touchpad with full Windows 8.1 gesture support and USB 3.0. Asus claims it can last up to 11 hours on battery power.

Read more about it below.

San Francisco, US (September 11, 2013) – ASUS today showcased two new Transformer Book ultraportables at an ASUS product launch event during Intel® Developer Forum (IDF) 2013. The event was hosted by ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih and featured special guest Tom Kilroy, Intel Vice President. Transformer Book T100, and Transformer Book Trio are the latest models in a wide range of mobile and desktop computers from ASUS that will transform your expectations about technology.

“The ASUS Transformer Book T100 is the perfect transformation of the Eee PC with full compatibility, detachable touch screen, immersive entertainment and enough battery for all-day computing,” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih. “It is truly a game-changer for our mobile lifestyle.”

The ASUS Transformer Book T100 and Transformer Book Trio both feature a two-part dockable design that combines the productivity features of a laptop with the portability of a tablet and the flexibility to switch between the two in an instant. Transformer Book Trio goes further still, with a keyboard dock that packs its own processor, so it can be used as a self-contained desktop PC when its display is detached for use as a tablet.

Transformer Book T100- high-mobility notebook and tablet combined
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch ultraportable with an Intel® Atom™ ‘Bay Trail’ quad-core processor and detachable HD display that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. Featuring a sleek design and durable finish, Transformer Book T100 is not only one of the lightest ultraportables currently available at just 2.4lbs, but also one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around, at 1.2lbs.

Transformer Book T100 features the new Intel AtomTM Bay Trail-T Z3740 quad-core processor for smooth multi-tasking performance and incredible energy efficiency that can last up to 11 hours1 on battery power. The lightweight keyboard dock features precision-engineered keys designed for comfortable extended use, a multi-touch touchpad with full Windows 8.1 gesture support and USB 3.0. Transformer Book T100 features a brilliant HD 10.1-inch tablet IPS multi-touch display with wide 178-degree viewing angles for razor-sharp images. Transformer Book T100 features Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 with full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, the perfect productivity solution for both school and work.
The new ASUS Transformer Book T300 is a larger version of the T100, with a detachable 13.3-inch Full HD IPS multi-touch display that acts as a standalone Windows 8 tablet. Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core processor for seamless multi-tasking performance, Transformer Book T300 has up to eight hours battery life and features a sleek metallic design with a durable soft-touch finish.

Transformer Book Trio – laptop, tablet and desktop PC in one sleek design
ASUS Transformer Book Trio features a sleek and durable metallic design powered by a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor for seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency in Windows 8 laptop mode. When it’s time for entertainment to take over from productivity, the 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display detaches from the ‘PC Station’ keyboard dock for use as a multi-touch Android tablet with its own Intel Atom™ dual-core processor.
With the display docked, Transformer Book Trio can switch instantly between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 by pressing the dedicated ‘Trio’ key on the keyboard, with data shared between the two operating systems via the tablet’s storage. Unlike other dockable ultraportables, Transformer Book Trio’s PC Station is not dead weight when the tablet display is detached. With an external display connected via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI, the PC Station can be used as a self-contained desktop PC featuring Windows 8, which means two people, in two different places, can use the Transformer Book Trio at the same time.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING
US Pricing for Transformer Book T100: MSRP $349 (32GB) / MSRP $399 (64GB)
For other markets, please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.
1 Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.



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  • Gromanon

    Holy cow! At this price a quad core laptop that can turn into a tablet is an impulsive buy! Definitely getting this for my grandma this Christmas!

  • sri_tech

    I think Microsoft finally realized that they need to act fast or else they will lose the tablet market forever.

    This is a great price for 10 inch tablet with full Windows 8, keyboard dock and MS office 2013.
    Toshiba encore also a good 8 inch tablet for $330 with full windows 8 and keyboard dock.
    I hope to see at least one 8 inch and one 10 inch tablets from all OEMs (ASUS, ACER, DELL, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba).

    If they can bring 8 inch tablets for $300-$350 for HD display 8 or 10 inch tablets, they will do really well in the market.
    Also, they need to bring full HD tablets for $450-$500 with docks then we will see some tough competition from Windows to iPAD.

    These will essentially kill all android tablets priced higher than $300. If Microsoft can bring Surface RT with full HD for $350 and reduce the gen 1 surface RT to $300 or less to clear stock then even nexus 7 will be dead.

    This will bring more Metro apps for Windows 8. With common app platform between Windows 8 and WP8.1, WP8 will benefited immensely.

    • donzebe

      Just so excited to see prices coming down on the full windows product. To set the heat on Android Microsoft may need some RT tablets for less than $250.

    • slbailey1

      Paul Thurrott has an article listing some of the new Windows 8.1 tables that will be released this fall. There are 2 full Windows 8.1 8″ tables I’m very interested in.

      The Dell Venue for $299 and the Lenovo Miix 8 for $249. The Mii 8 comes with a keyboard!! Both have the Bay Trail processor.

      Here’s the link to the article.
      http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/fall-2013-windows-tablet-preview

      Also here’s a link to a video about the Dell Venue.

  • donzebe

    Nice to see all these OEM coming up with great products at affordable prices

  • Yuan Taizong

    In Europe you can buy a 500 G.B. laptop for $ 300,-
    It’s almost as if having low-end competition makes the devices on
    the Windows side even less competitive, maybe the C.P.U. and
    Processors have increased but this really can’t compete with
    Acer.

  • tomakali

    Microsoft should release a free service pack update to all Windows XP and Windows 7 users
    with Tile Start feature.
    otherwise XP users will have a hard time to understand/accept the new design change

  • harchestr

    I think windows 8 will see a big increase in buyers especially with that price and size point. I think saturating the market will help also with all the form factors from different oems will help to.

  • Yuan Taizong

    These things are better than CryPads or Scroogle’s Android Tablet-P.C.’s

  • iamwarpath

    The price is great. Make a 6 to 8 inch model and you have my money