The Asus Transformer Book T200 is a Windows tablet with an 11.6 inch display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and a detachable keyboard dock that lets you use the computer as a notebook. It’s a follow-up to last year’s popular 10 inch Transformer Book T100, but the new model has bigger screen, a faster processor, and some models also feature more memory.

Asus introduced the Transformer Book T200 in June, and now it’s available for purchased in the US for $400 and up.

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The entry-level $400 model appears to be a Best Buy exclusive. It features an Intel Atom Z3775 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 32-bit software. This model also comes with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013.

Other stores including Amazon, B&H, Newegg, and TigerDirect sell a $500 model that has a faster Atom Z3795 quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, and Windows 8.1 64-bit. While this model packs more power (and a higher price tag), it doesn’t appear to come with Office preloaded.

Both models feature 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen displays and up to 8.5 hours of battery life. And both models weigh about 3 and a half pounds (when you use the keyboard and tablet together). The tabelt features microSD, micro USB, and micro HDMI ports, while the keyboard has a USB 3.0 port and a USB 2.0 port as well as an Ethernet jack.

There’s a 5MP rear camera, a 1.2MP front-facing camera and the tablets feature dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.

While Asus doesn’t currently sell a model (in the US) with a hard drive built into the laptop dock, there’s an empty drive bay under the keyboard, allowing you to add up to 1TB of extra storage yourself. In some other markets you may be able to find the Transformer Book T200 with a hard drive pre-installed in the keyboard dock.

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37 replies on “Asus Transformer Book T200 11.6 inch 2-in-1 now available for $400 and up”

  1. I have the faster model (T200TA-C1-BL) due to arrive in a couple days. As a T100 owner also, I had no problems with the angle of the screen when connected to the keyboard. If I needed to I’d just undock it. They are 2-in-1 devices for a reason.

  2. I like the fact that it doesn’t include the HDD in the dock, but makes adding one easy. I assume this still isn’t a SATA connection to the tablet portion, but I’d rather install a SSD, so I’m not paying for a drive I’ll just want to replace.

  3. Probably something worth noting. Alot of retailers seem to be saying the T200 has an SSD storage. This is incorrect. As per Asus, it uses eMMC, on all capacities.

  4. Enough with this 1366×768 crap. 7″ Android tablets get better resolution than that.

  5. It’s ridiculous how they dropped the ball on this guy. Announced months ago without a proper release, and without the hard drive preinstalled? t100 is still a better buy

  6. I don’t understand how one uses this computer. The screen is practically at right angles to the computer. To view the screen head on one would have to slouch down so that one’s head is level with the screen. Any more of an angle and the thing topples over. Apple must be laughing away at these hybrids.

    1. You should try one. It’ll answer your questions. It seems you lack the understanding of how these work.

        1. That the base has added weight to it so it won’t easily topple over when you open the hinge.

      1. So how would you respond to this review?

        “here are a few other things that bother me: the T100TA is a bit top heavy, and in order to prevent it from falling back, Asus decided to limit the screen’s leaning angle. As a result, the hinge only allows to push the screen back to about 120 degrees, which is annoying both for desk and couch use.”

    2. You realize laptops have been successful with this design for more than 30 years, including Apple

      1. I don’t think I made myself clear. Apple laptops open at a wide angle. Some Lenovos open to 180 degrees. The yogas (and copies by competitors, I have one by Dell) of course open to 360 degrees. Asus Transformers instead are almost vertical at nearly 90 degrees.

        1. Where did you hear that the Asus T200 was limited to a specific angle? The T100 opened to a very wide angle.


            “here are a few other things that bother me: the T100TA is a bit top heavy, and in order to prevent it from falling back, Asus decided to limit the screen’s leaning angle. As a result, the hinge only allows to push the screen back to about 120 degrees, which is annoying both for desk and couch use.”

          2. Do you realize that was a review for the T100? This is the T200 we are talking about.

          3. I was fortunate enough to catch that detail, yes, though I’m grateful to you for pointing out the obvious. In the course of human affairs it’s always useful when some simpleton bumbles along to remind everyone that the sun is up, gravity pulls etc.

            Speaking of gravity, the fact that the tablet part of the T200 is heavier than the T100 suggests that if anything the backtilt issue is more pronounced — unless the keyboard dock is significantly heavier.

          4. As long as we’re speculating, I hope the Atom chip actually turns out to be a i7, and the display is 4k.

            I don’t doubt the screen-weight still affects the tilt angle. But to be honest, I would prefer Asus limit the screen tilt, rather than add a counterweight in the keyboard.

      2. I’ve been thinking about this argument overnight, and the difference between the traditional laptop design and these type of units it the traditional laptops had virtually everything, besides the screen, in the base. And that would include the heavy battery, which back then was probably even heavier than today’s devices. These devices have almost everything in the screen area, so they can function as a tablet, although some bases have supplemental batteries. Also, with the traditional laptop the only time the screen was pushed was when the annoying office co-worker came by and didn’t realize that you had the ability to project the direction their finger was pointing all the way to the screen.

        What would perhaps be a nice design would be to have an easily accessed area for a user installed supplemental battery in the base, like what the T200 has for a hard drive. That way you could add more weight and battery life for those who want it, while simultaneously allowing the unit to stay light for those who don’t AND opening up the option of carrying additional batteries.

        1. When the T200 was announced, my first thought was the HDD bay could be used for an auxiliary battery. It just uses a simple SATA connector, and power connector.

          I could easily build a small battery to tap into that power connector, but I just don’t know how the motherboard would handle that electricity.

  7. My t100 screen cracked with 1 drop while it was in a laptop sleeve. I won’t buy asus product unless it is durable. The nexus 7 screen did not crack with one drop

    1. That is true, but it only has a Z3775 cpu and 2gb of ram, while the T200ta-c1-bl has the faster Z3795 cpu and 4gb ram but not 500gb hdd.

  8. In my opinion the T100 was one of the best products on the market, period. (I’m comparing it to my SurfacePro1 among other things) Enough power to do most things including office, good battery life and detachable screen and usb 3.0. I also like the casing, it feels so safe to have it banging around in my bags.

    I’m typing this on an external keyboard connected to my pluggable dock connected to my T100 now. Only thing I wished for was 64bit/4gb RAM and BAM BAM here it is, looking forward to owning one.

  9. Actually, Asus does sell a model with a hard drive built into the laptop dock. It is the T100 TA with either: 32GB eMMC, 32GB eMMC+500GB HDD, 64GB eMMC, or 64GB eMMC+500GB HDD.
    It is available (for EU customers) exclusively at Unfortunately you can’t get it on or .com. So, you will end up with a European power supply, which needs an adaptor.

  10. nice!
    that 4GB-RAM-version is definitely something i’ll take a closer look at
    the first thing i noticed though: it’s a 12″-Device – why the hell didn’t asus build in a keyboard over all the aviable area? (yeah.. i know why: reusing existing t100-keyboard-layout was cheaper :-/ )

    1. No buy for me then. The original layout was way too cramped; impossible to use for anything of substance. Great Facebook machine though!

      1. well… i think it’s “ok”
        it could be better of course, but since i haven’t had a laptop-keyboard that i deemed really good in >10 years, i’ve chosen to accept this stuff and live with it.

        at least t100 doesn’t put keys like esc/backspace in weird positions, so i can use it for coding without stumbling every second key.

    2. Keyboard layouts usually aren’t that flexible and the T200 already has a full size keyboard, unlike the T100 that has a smaller keyboard… So they’re not going to just make it more bigger to fill space…

      Normally, you’d have to hit 14″-15″ size systems before they add a row and move the Arrow keys over and around 16″-17″ before you get the full num pad added…

      Besides, the Keyboard competes with the touchpad for space…

    3. The keyboard cover IS redesigned. The cramped vertical spacing of the T100 is gone. It is a much more comfortable typing experience.

      1. well i just tried to judge based on images (and remembering since my t100 is currently not available)

        looked the same to me and i always thought that t100 could need a bit more horizontal spacing too (although i find it pretty usable, but then again i thought that about toshiba ac100 too)

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