Not sure whether you should go laptop or tablet? Want the best of both worlds? Why not just go with a 2-in-1 detachable touchscreen laptop like the 10.1 inch ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM-C1-GM. This transformer book comes in a cool grey metal color, as well as red and white. and is a very versatile notebook. It has a detachable screen that you can remove so that you can operate it much like a tablet. This is designed for someone who needs computing all day long and comes with a battery life of up to 11 hours.
You can think of this device as more of a hybrid yet ultra-portable touchscreen laptop. The processor for the ASUS T100TAM-C1-GM model is faster than the previous one. You also have the option of the 32GB with 500GB dock, 64GB, with dock, or the 64GB tablet with the 500GB dock. Whichever you choose is still going to be a decent choice. This laptop comes with the Intel Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3775 1.46GBz and 2GB RAM and includes MS Office 365 Personal for 1 year and a full version of Windows 8.1. For these price you expect good quality and ASUS doesn’t let you down with this Touchscreen Laptop.
The price isn’t the lowest but is is still under the $400 range so you can pick one up for about $369.00. The T100TAM-C1-GM from ASUS is a Transformer Book that surely meets up to the standards people have come to expect. While you would expect this to be on the heavier side it actually only weighs 2.4 pounds and measures 10.4 x 6.7 x 0.4 inches and has the Intel GMA HD for the graphics. ASUS tried to make it look more like a premium device by having the cover be made by a new brushed aluminum to the 10 inch detachable tablet. If you are look for something that is portable offers great performance and power efficiency the T100TAM delivers.
For those looking for something more mobile this is very compact and light. ASUS did a great job making this Transformer Book sleek and light. The hinges are made from stainless steel to make sure that the tablet stays where you put in while you type for a good typing experience. Not only is the typing experience key but with this machine the vivid 10.1 inch HD 1366 x 768 IPS display has a wide 178 degree viewing angle to make clarity good from all angles.
This T100TAM-C1-GM Transformer Book from ASUS has a full sized keyboard on the dock with a multi-touch touchpad with smooth and accurate navigation. You also get free unlimited cloud storage from ASUS WebStorage for one year that will allow you do store everything from music, photos, movies and other personal files. Currenlty this device is rated close to 4 stars out of 5 for the reviews it received on Amazon out of more than the 100+ customers that have bought and left a review.
Specs for the ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM
- Weight – 2.4 pounds
- Processor – Intel Quad Core Baytrail-T Z3775 1.46GHz 9 (up to 2.38GHz with Turbo)
- Operating System – Window 8.1
- Memory – 2GB DDR3
- Storage – 64 GB Storage
- Dimensions – 6.7 x 10.4 x 0.8 inches
- Battery – 1 Lithium Ion Battery
- Display – 10.1 inches 1366 x 768 IPS HD with Touch
- Graphic – Intel GMA HD
- Battery Life – Up to 11 hrs
- Keyboard Dock with with USB 3.0 port
- 1.2MP Webcam
- microSDXC slot
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Wireless Dual-Band 802.11N
Some of the positive things about this laptop is that if comes with the full version of Office, the dock doesn’t add much weight to the tablet, battery life is excellent, you get USB 3.0 port, sound quality of the speakers is decent as well you get and nice bright display. Some of the cons with this machine is that while it is a quality built machine the plastic feel a little on the cheap side, he mouse pad isn’t the best and you should probably go with a Bluetooth mouse and at times the touchscreen is a little bit too responsive.
In all this is actually a great unit with a great price. Again for sub $400 you are getting a 2-in-1 tablet that is light weight, has good power efficiency and comes with a full Windows 8.1. The processor is quick and allows you to get the work done you need while the battery makes sure you have enough juice to last through the day.
So to conclude we would have to say if you are looking for something that is compact, versatile and lightweight the ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM-C1-GM with the 10 inch detachable tablet is a go. Remember you get up to 11 hours of battery life, it automatically save all your content when your battery drops to below 5%, with the 2GB RAM multitasking is easy, and the touchpad is a little quirky so just pick up a Bluetooth mouse and you will be all set. This is not the machine for everyone. If you are tired of carrying heavy laptops around and want both the feel and function of a tablet while have a full sized keyboard and some laptop features this is worth buying or at least considering.