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Bargain at £203 delivered from Scan.

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EDIT: Price is now £195.49
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#1
T100TA-DK002H
#2
Unbelievable. I bought a refurb one from eBay yesterday for £180. Would of preferred to pay the extra £20 to get it from scan. Fingers crossed the one I ordered is ok
#3
Does this run full win 8.1 or rt?
#4
Doesn't mention MS Office being included, which was a major selling point of this model
#5
explosiveblarg
Does this run full win 8.1 or rt?

8.1
#6
Bagged one of these for £140 on Gumtree just 4 days back (including MS Office and original sales receipt).
If this one from Scan includes MS Office, then it is a good price. Without Office though, it really isn't worth £200 given the competition that is out there (Linx 10 for example).

As for the device itself - it has a great keyboard, excellent battery life & a surprisingly nice screen. The USB 3.0 port is a great addition...and means you can plug the laptop in to a USB hub and essentially have a desktop computer (which is exactly the setup I am using right now).

If you are lucky, this Scan T100 will come with a Wimboot installation of Windows - which will give you around 24GB of free space. Without Wimboot, you will probably only have about 12GB of free space. Installing Wimboot is easy though;

http://www.transformerforums.com/forum/asus-transformer-book-t100-general-discussions/42845-reinstall-using-wim-method-anyone-tried-27.html
#7
Would this be any good for football manager? I know it's unlikely to be daft but would it even run?
#8
weegieq
Would this be any good for football manager? I know it's unlikely to be daft but would it even run?

Runs fine according to the video below which was created using the T100 in tablet mode;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTx959Db0k

If you have any other game requirements, just search Youtube for 'T100 + the name of the game'.
From memory, the T100 even plays World of Tanks and a few other graphically challenging games. Baytrail has v.good performance.
#9
When will they release a backlit keyboard version ?
#10
JeanDeLaFontaine
When will they release a backlit keyboard version ?

At this price point....probably never.
Just get a USB flexible LED light. They are available on Ebay for around £1. Since this has a full size USB port, you'll be able to use such a light without issue.
#11
At what pricepoint will they do it ? Usb led is not so good as it reflects on the glossy screen n face the user face...its not an enjoyable experience.
#12
JeanDeLaFontaine
At what pricepoint will they do it ? Usb led is not so good as it reflects on the glossy screen n face the user face...its not an enjoyable experience.

I haven't seen a Windows laptop with a backlit keyboard this side of £450. & I have never seen ANY 10.1" laptop with backlit keys...

FYI - I just pushed my T100 up against the wall and put my Lumia 1020 cover over the back of the screen so my phone stayed directly above the keyboard. With the LED light switched on, I get no reflection off of the screen...
In fact, on the strength of that little test, I'm tempted to pick up a similarly powerful LED light that I can hang over the back of the screen. It would solve one of my only real gripes with this little laptop :)

Edited By: wenttoabetterplace on Jan 12, 2015 18:27
#13
Well you could experiment..but i tried with an hp pavilion ultrabook ,not being able to see the keys at night was not cool. Alternatively i could get surface pro...but thats three times the price.
#15
Well you could experiment..but i tried with an hp pavilion ultrabook ,not being able to see the keys at night was not cool. Alternatively i could get surface pro...but thats three times the price.
#16
wenttoabetterplace
weegieq
Would this be any good for football manager? I know it's unlikely to be daft but would it even run?

Runs fine according to the video below which was created using the T100 in tablet mode;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mTx959Db0k

If you have any other game requirements, just search Youtube for 'T100 + the name of the game'.
From memory, the T100 even plays World of Tanks and a few other graphically challenging games. Baytrail has v.good performance.

Hi, thanks for the response, I'll have a nosey at it.
#17
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
#18
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.
#19
BTW, Price should be amended as it has dropped to £196.40 next day delivered.

Edited By: JeanDeLaFontaine on Jan 19, 2015 14:45
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#21
JeanDeLaFontaine
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.

I'm pretty sure I did. Doesn't make any difference. It's flaws are too great for a brand of this quality. Using mine without an external mouse is like trying to use chopsticks while wearing boxing gloves. Not that hard to find something superior at a similar price level.
#22
RedXI
JeanDeLaFontaine
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.

I'm pretty sure I did. Doesn't make any difference. It's flaws are too great for a brand of this quality. Using mine without an external mouse is like trying to use chopsticks while wearing boxing gloves. Not that hard to find something superior at a similar price level.

I've looked for something similar....yet to find anything though. What would you recommend?

(To be in the same ball park, it'd need to be something that has a detachable screen, a full size USB 3 port, USB charging, & ~1KG weight with 10 hours battery....)
#23
wenttoabetterplace
RedXI
JeanDeLaFontaine
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.

I'm pretty sure I did. Doesn't make any difference. It's flaws are too great for a brand of this quality. Using mine without an external mouse is like trying to use chopsticks while wearing boxing gloves. Not that hard to find something superior at a similar price level.

I've looked for something similar....yet to find anything though. What would you recommend?

(To be in the same ball park, it'd need to be something that has a detachable screen, a full size USB 3 port, USB charging, & ~1KG weight with 10 hours battery....)

I few months ago I had a look around to see what was released since I purchased this. There were plenty of alternatives. I can't remember if they had exactly the specs you require, but they were not that different, and certainly not inferior.

I'd have a look for you, but it's Saturday night and match of the day just started. Sorry mate.

I will say one thing, the battery performance is definitely not going to give you anywhere close to 10 hours of standard use, even with the screen on minimum brightness. Oh and also, with quality like this, not having the full 2 year warranty is a real drawback.

Edited By: RedXI on Jan 31, 2015 22:41
#24
RedXI
wenttoabetterplace
RedXI
JeanDeLaFontaine
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.

I'm pretty sure I did. Doesn't make any difference. It's flaws are too great for a brand of this quality. Using mine without an external mouse is like trying to use chopsticks while wearing boxing gloves. Not that hard to find something superior at a similar price level.

I've looked for something similar....yet to find anything though. What would you recommend?

(To be in the same ball park, it'd need to be something that has a detachable screen, a full size USB 3 port, USB charging, & ~1KG weight with 10 hours battery....)

I few months ago I had a look around to see what was released since I purchased this. There were plenty of alternatives. I can't remember if they had exactly the specs you require, but they were not that different, and certainly not inferior.

I'd have a look for you, but it's Saturday night and match of the day just started. Sorry mate.

I will say one thing, the battery performance is definitely not going to give you anywhere close to 10 hours of standard use, even with the screen on minimum brightness. Oh and also, with quality like this, not having the full 2 year warranty is a real drawback.

I was asking that question having owned a T100 for almost 15 months now...
I use it as my main computer, outputting to a Dell 22" 1080P monitor. It has literally been flawless during that time...
The touchpad is a joke, though I actually really enjoy using the keyboard. I keep looking around for alternatives, but never find any with the same balance of features and capability...
Perhaps I have just been lucky with regards reliability. I would like to find an equivalent tab that has a gorilla glass screen, and a better touchpad. But aside from that, I really can't fault my tablet;
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wenttoabetterplace
RedXI
wenttoabetterplace
RedXI
JeanDeLaFontaine
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.

I'm pretty sure I did. Doesn't make any difference. It's flaws are too great for a brand of this quality. Using mine without an external mouse is like trying to use chopsticks while wearing boxing gloves. Not that hard to find something superior at a similar price level.

I've looked for something similar....yet to find anything though. What would you recommend?

(To be in the same ball park, it'd need to be something that has a detachable screen, a full size USB 3 port, USB charging, & ~1KG weight with 10 hours battery....)

I few months ago I had a look around to see what was released since I purchased this. There were plenty of alternatives. I can't remember if they had exactly the specs you require, but they were not that different, and certainly not inferior.

I'd have a look for you, but it's Saturday night and match of the day just started. Sorry mate.

I will say one thing, the battery performance is definitely not going to give you anywhere close to 10 hours of standard use, even with the screen on minimum brightness. Oh and also, with quality like this, not having the full 2 year warranty is a real drawback.

I was asking that question having owned a T100 for almost 15 months now...
I use it as my main computer, outputting to a Dell 22" 1080P monitor. It has literally been flawless during that time...
The touchpad is a joke, though I actually really enjoy using the keyboard. I keep looking around for alternatives, but never find any with the same balance of features and capability...
Perhaps I have just been lucky with regards reliability. I would like to find an equivalent tab that has a gorilla glass screen, and a better touchpad. But aside from that, I really can't fault my tablet;

Yeah I do like it as a backup computer, or when a small computer is needed. It's a great little gadget and I would not necessarily say it's unreliable. I use a vaio as a main computer, and it really can't compete in terms of performance, so it's possible I'm slightly biased but I honestly don't think so.

Hey I have real problems using Firefox, what about you? Chrome is fine, but I prefer Firefox. Also, have you tried playing Asphalt 8 on it? The graphics on mine last time I tried it were extremely laggy, even my 30 quid Nokia 530 has better graphical performance. Photoshop is pretty good though. Plenty of pros and cons.... I agree the keyboard is good, not great, but not bad. Whoever designed the mousepad on the thing should be taken to the edge of town and beaten with rotten vegetables.

Edited By: RedXI on Jan 31, 2015 23:13: typos
#26
RedXI
wenttoabetterplace
RedXI
wenttoabetterplace
RedXI
JeanDeLaFontaine
RedXI
I've had one of these for a while. They're really cool, but the screen isn't anywhere near bright enough for me and dark video isn't easy to see unless you're in the dark yourself. The mousepad is terrible, and the SD card slot is really bad, my cards just seem to pop out randomly. I still think it's a cool device.
You need to consider the price also mate. Its possibly the best you get at this price.

I'm pretty sure I did. Doesn't make any difference. It's flaws are too great for a brand of this quality. Using mine without an external mouse is like trying to use chopsticks while wearing boxing gloves. Not that hard to find something superior at a similar price level.

I've looked for something similar....yet to find anything though. What would you recommend?

(To be in the same ball park, it'd need to be something that has a detachable screen, a full size USB 3 port, USB charging, & ~1KG weight with 10 hours battery....)

I few months ago I had a look around to see what was released since I purchased this. There were plenty of alternatives. I can't remember if they had exactly the specs you require, but they were not that different, and certainly not inferior.

I'd have a look for you, but it's Saturday night and match of the day just started. Sorry mate.

I will say one thing, the battery performance is definitely not going to give you anywhere close to 10 hours of standard use, even with the screen on minimum brightness. Oh and also, with quality like this, not having the full 2 year warranty is a real drawback.

I was asking that question having owned a T100 for almost 15 months now...
I use it as my main computer, outputting to a Dell 22" 1080P monitor. It has literally been flawless during that time...
The touchpad is a joke, though I actually really enjoy using the keyboard. I keep looking around for alternatives, but never find any with the same balance of features and capability...
Perhaps I have just been lucky with regards reliability. I would like to find an equivalent tab that has a gorilla glass screen, and a better touchpad. But aside from that, I really can't fault my tablet;

Yeah I do like it as a backup computer, or when a small computer is needed. It's a great little gadget and I would not necessarily say it's unreliable. I use a vaio as a main computer, and it really can't compete in terms of performance, so it's possible I'm slightly biased but I honestly don't think so.

Hey I have real problems using Firefox, what about you? Chrome is fine, but I prefer Firefox. Also, have you tried playing Asphalt 8 on it? The graphics on mine last time I tried it were extremely laggy, even my 30 quid Nokia 530 has better graphical performance. Photoshop is pretty good though. Plenty of pros and cons.... I agree the keyboard is good, not great, but not bad. Whoever designed the mousepad on the thing should be taken to the edge of town and beaten with rotten vegetables.

For all of its quirks and limitations, I find Internet Explorer to be by far the fastest browser in both desktop and metro modes. I switch back to Chrome when I need online translation or when doing price comparisons on Amazon (camelcamelcamel)...but aside from those instances, IE suits me well. I also like the pick up where I left off functionality with the browser tab sync (I have a Lumia).
My Asphalt runs perfectly. It didn't when I first got the tablet, but after all the bios/driver updates, it works as expected now. I also downloaded Hydro Thunder as it reportedly runs at 60fps with some pretty nice graphics. I couldn't get it to skip a frame!
I sometimes think the extra power of a proper laptop would be helpful - but I just haven't found the need yet.
I'll give Firefox a go tomorrow and see how it performs.
#27
Still available for £195.49, I got my girlfriend one last night (came to post it here and saw this deal).

A great bit of kit for the spec.

I found this a couple of weeks back, but before diving in, I took my girlfriend around PC world showing her different options for Tablets, Laptops, and hybrids for all different Operating Systems.

In summary, after this little trip seeing what was out there, her requirements were:

+ Windows 8 OS - She wanted her own PC, with her own music etc on. (this has 8.1, with free upgrade to Windows 10 in the future)

+ Portable and Light - Had to be less than 2kg, if not lighter. Super portability was a big plus. This is just over 1kg with the keyboard attached

+ Used for Web Browsing, Word Processing, and Video Streaming/Watching. Super HD quality was not a huge requirement, just a decent watch. (this has a very good processor for the price, 2GB of RAM is OK, and the expandable SD card slot will cover all my girlfriends Video watching).

+ Detatchable keyboard. A "proper" mechanical keyboard, not a Bluetooth cover type. This has that, and while it isn't as good as a "proper" keyboard, it is still very good for what it is.

+ Good Battery Life that will last at least 4 hours+ (this lasts up to 11 hours)

+ Price - She saw a Surface and a Macbook Air and obviously wanted those... Until she saw the prices. Top end she wanted to pay was £350.


For £350, I spent a long time looking at different options, and honestly, this was the only real option. While the Linx 10 was available, or maybe the Acer Aspire Switch (£80+ more), they just didn't stand out like this does, across the board. This is still going for £280+ on most other websites (new, but this is an A+ refurb).

I am so surprised this is not hotter, you will be incredibly lucky to find a better tablet/laptop hybrid with this spec for under £200. One of those "last items in Tesco" jobs that you occasionally see popping up. The Linx 10 runs it close, very close, but the battery life just about edges it.
#28
barneystuta
Still available for £195.49, I got my girlfriend one last night (came to post it here and saw this deal).
A great bit of kit for the spec.
I found this a couple of weeks back, but before diving in, I took my girlfriend around PC world showing her different options for Tablets, Laptops, and hybrids for all different Operating Systems.
In summary, after this little trip seeing what was out there, her requirements were:
+ Windows 8 OS - She wanted her own PC, with her own music etc on. (this has 8.1, with free upgrade to Windows 10 in the future)
+ Portable and Light - Had to be less than 2kg, if not lighter. Super portability was a big plus. This is just over 1kg with the keyboard attached
+ Used for Web Browsing, Word Processing, and Video Streaming/Watching. Super HD quality was not a huge requirement, just a decent watch. (this has a very good processor for the price, 2GB of RAM is OK, and the expandable SD card slot will cover all my girlfriends Video watching).
+ Detatchable keyboard. A "proper" mechanical keyboard, not a Bluetooth cover type. This has that, and while it isn't as good as a "proper" keyboard, it is still very good for what it is.
+ Good Battery Life that will last at least 4 hours+ (this lasts up to 11 hours)
+ Price - She saw a Surface and a Macbook Air and obviously wanted those... Until she saw the prices. Top end she wanted to pay was £350.
For £350, I spent a long time looking at different options, and honestly, this was the only real option. While the Linx 10 was available, or maybe the Acer Aspire Switch (£80+ more), they just didn't stand out like this does, across the board. This is still going for £280+ on most other websites (new, but this is an A+ refurb).
I am so surprised this is not hotter, you will be incredibly lucky to find a better tablet/laptop hybrid with this spec for under £200. One of those "last items in Tesco" jobs that you occasionally see popping up. The Linx 10 runs it close, very close, but the battery life just about edges it.

Just remember to install a Wimboot versions of Windows. It will give you LOTS of free space on drive C:, without any discernible impact on performance;
http://avisek.pl/translations/installing-windows-8-1-on-asus-t100ta-wimboot/

Newer hardware revisions tend to have wimboot pre-installed, so you may be lucky. However, beings as this is a refurb, it may well still have the older Windows installation.

I agree with all your points though. After 15 months or so of use, I still can't find anything to replace my T100. I have it outputting to a 1080P 22" screen, with a USB 4 port hub and a wired mouse. It is fantastic :). I even use it for video editing!

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