Tablets can be very practical, but sometimes, nothing can replace the functionality of a laptop. Still, manufacturers are aware that there are a lot of potential buyers who want to buy a device which combines increased portability with functionality, thus convertibles were developed. One of the most affordable models on the market is the Asus Transformer Pad T100TAF-B11-GR, a tablet running on Windows 8.1, which, thanks to the attachable keyboard, also works perfectly as a compact laptop.
At the core of this tablet is an Intel Atom CPU, running at 1.33 GHz. Still, like most Intel processors, the clock speed can be increased up to 1.83 GHz, using the Burst technology. It’s also aided by 1 GB of RAM, while the integrated Intel HD graphics card is in charge of delivering crisp and clear images.
The internal storage capacity counts just 32 GB, but this shouldn’t be a problem, as the Asus Transformer Pad T100TAF-B11-GR also feeatures a microSD card slot, so you can expand it with up to 128 GB. Not to mention that Microsoft’s OneDrive can be another solution.
Moving on to the connectivity department, the tablet features 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, for quick wireless Web access, Bluetooth 4.0, for pairing it with a smartphone or a laptop and finally, a micro HDMI output, if you want to connect it to a bigger display.
The Asus Transformer Pad T100TAF-B11-GR comes with a 10.1″ LED-backlit WXGA high definition widescreen touchscreen display, with a HD ready resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Also, it’s using an IPS panel, with a 170-degree viewing angle, so you can use the tablet for enjoying a movie from different positions.
Since a rear-mounted tablet is not really a necessity on a tablet, this one features just a 1.2 front-facing one, alongside an integrated microphone, perfect for capturing snapshots or keeping in touch with your friends and loved ones.
As for the battery, this is one of this device’s biggest pluses. Able to last up to 11 hours, you are able to work or play all day long.
Design-wise, tthe Asus Transformer Pad T100TAF-B11-GR is both stylish and durable. Even though it’s an affordable model, it’s build from quality materials and features a slim design, which definitely helps the tablet stand out of the crowd.
It also features a one-piece stainless-steel hinge, which keeps the keyboard firmly docked, while the same metallic finish is present around the keyboard. Combined with the glossy black of the tablet, it creates a very elegant aspect. Finally, it’s available in three different colors: Cool Grey, Sunset Red and Arctic White.
The Asus Transformer Pad T100TAF-B11-GR has a price tag of just $214.99, with a pre-installed copy of Windows 8.1 included and a software suite, consisting in titles like Skype, McAfee Internet Security, Netflix, Kindle and many more.