Asus quietly introduced a new version of the popular Transformer Book T100 2-in-1 tablet in April, giving the new model a slightly faster processor. While the Transformer Book T100 I reviewed in November featured a 1.33 GHz Intel Atom Z3740 Bay Trail processor, the new version has a 1.47 GHz Atom Z3775 chip.
It’s still a low-power, quad-core processor, but the new model should offer modest performance improvements to what was already a pretty great tablet/notebook hybrid for the price.
Now the new model is starting to pop up in retail listings, suggesting it’ll sell for about $399.
That’s the same price as last year’s model — although you can now find Transformer Book T100 units with the older processor selling for much lower prices. TigerDirect is offering a refurbished model for just $250 after rebate at the moment.
Both models feature Atom Z3775 chips, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, Windows 8.1 software, and Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student software.
Like their predecessors, the new models are basically 10 inch tablets with 1366 x 768 pixel IPS displays. Attach the tablet to the keyboard dock that comes with it, and you’ve got a small laptop which should get around 8-10 hours of battery life while offering decent performance for common PC tasks.
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