ASUS already added new membersto its Transformerfamily back at Computex, and now at IDF 2013, the company’s added yet another, called the Transformer Book T100. It’s got a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 IPS display, 31Wh battery, quad-core Bay Trail-T Atom CPU and runs Windows 8.1. There are 32 ($349) and 64GB ($399) storage options augmented by one free year of ASUS’s WebStorage service and a micro-SD reader, plus 2GB of RAM to keep things running smoothly. Connectivity includes micro-USB, micro-HDMI, and a single USB 3.0 port in the detachable dock. The T100 arrives in stores on October 18.
Company CEO Johnny Shih, calls the T100 a transformation of the ASUS’s venerable EeePC line. You see, with the EeePC, compromises were made to hit its $399 price point. Naturally, the T100 makes no such compromises, according to Shih, and in fact, he calls it a “game changer for mobile devices designed to achieve ultimate mobility.” Do we agree with his glowing assessment? Read on for our hands-on impressions.%Gallery-slideshow83873%