Asus is officially introducing its first tablet featuring an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. The company showed off the upcoming Transformer Book T100 during Intel’s press conference at IDF in San Francisco, but now Asus is providing more details about the 10 inch Windows tablet.
The Transformer Book T300 is due out in late October with prices starting at $349.
The Transformer Book T100 features a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core processor with turbo boosts up to 1.86 GHz. It has a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel IPS touchscreen display, and Windows 8.1 software. It has 2GB of RAM, between 32GB and 64GB of storage, a 1.2MP camera, and comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student.
Like other members of the Transformer Book family, the T100 works as both a tablet and a notebook thanks to a keyboard dock. Asus promises up to 11 hours of run time from the 32Whr battery.
As a laptop, the Transformer Book T100 weighs just 2.4 pounds and measures 0.93 inches thick. Lift the 10 inch tablet away from the keyboard and it’s just 0.4 inches thick and 1.2 pounds.
The tablet has 1 micro USB port, microSD card reader, micro HDMI port, and audio jack. The tablet dock adds a full-sized USB 3.0 port, along with a keyboard and touchpad.
Asus will charge $349 for a 32GB model and $399 for the Transformer Book T100 with 64GB of storage. Both prices include the keyboard dock.
Chippy from UMPC Portal has posted a hands-on video of the Transformer Book T100: