You may recall the newly appointed Intel CEO claiming that a ton of Atom Bay Trail devices are set for arrival soon after Microsoft launches Windows 8.1. Well it turns out, the man was cent per cent right on this account.
A number of hardware makers have made their new affordable Windows 8.1 devices official, and now they are joined by Asus. The company has just introduced its interesting new convertible.
We first heard about the Transformer Book T100 around say one month back.
It was then the company officially announced this new device, and it is now available for purchase. The T100 is a very thin and light Windows 8.1 device, perfect for usage as either a tablet or laptop — it can instantly switch between both modes with absolute ease.
The hybrid comes with a luxurious 10.1 inch display with a very serviceable resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. And since it makes use of the IPS technology, wide 178 degree viewing angles are guaranteed.
In fact, the screen is said to work rather nicely even in broad daylight.
Under the hood, then, you will find that the device is powered by an Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor that goes a long way in ensuring a smooth and fast experience. The device comes preinstalled with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 — Word, Excel, PowerPoint are all in.
Asus has also bundled its Instant On technology that allows the device to quickly wake up from standby.
The Asus Transformer Book T100 is ready for shipping starting today. Price is actually set at $399, which while higher than the $349 announced tag, is still are a bit of a steal considering the feature set, functionality and large form factor.
But hey, no one can say hardware makers were caught napping this time around, eh?