Asus T100 10.1"/32GB/W8/WIFI Hybrid Tablet + Keyboard black £296.10 with code @ tesco direct
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Asus T100 10.1"/32GB/W8/WIFI Hybrid Tablet + Keyboard black £296.10 with code @ tesco direct

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Found 25th Apr 2014
Use code TDX-KMNT

10.1" multi-touch HD screen
Come with latest Windows 8.1 & MS Office Home & Student 2013
Up to 7.5hr battery

44 Comments

Excellent little hybrid device. Price includes Office Home & Student 2013 as well, which makes it a steal.

ewen1605

Excellent little hybrid device. Price includes Office Home & Student 2013 … Excellent little hybrid device. Price includes Office Home & Student 2013 as well, which makes it a steal.



Trial or full? Ad doesn't say trial. Sort of tempted.

Is this full Windows 8.1? Or windows RT?

Its only got a 32gb disk, so if its full windows there won't be much storage space.

infinione

Is this full Windows 8.1? Or windows RT? Its only got a 32gb disk, so if … Is this full Windows 8.1? Or windows RT? Its only got a 32gb disk, so if its full windows there won't be much storage space.


The reviews seem to suggest full w8.1 and full office.

Operating System Microsoft Windows® 8 Home edition 64 bit

looks good. Stick in a 32gb SD card (about £32) to double the memory.

Camiano

looks good. Stick in a 32gb SD card (about £32) to double the memory.



£32 for a 32GB SD card? Where do you shop, PC World?

I bought one for £320 from Amazon a couple of weeks ago. Great hybrid, has a good battery life as well. The connection between the keyboard and tablet is solid and having full 8.1 makes it fully usable. It is a full version of office not a trial it makes a good effort as both a laptop and as a tablet. Well worth the money.

Such a great little machine, if it had a bigger HDD then i'd be throwing my money at them.... as it is though, i'm disappointedly having to wait and hope they release another version with a bigger HDD.

at this price I would probably add 50 quid more and buy the surface pro 1 bundle from MS store - at £399-50 quidco = 349 you get a hybrid that is of similar size/weight/RAM but with a much faster i5 ivybridge CPU then the atom....... the only down side is the horrible battery life....
also the surface have a much nicer screen too

Stupidly small storage size. There is a 64GB version, but Asus decided not to release it here!

stringsonfire

Stupidly small storage size. There is a 64GB version, but Asus decided … Stupidly small storage size. There is a 64GB version, but Asus decided not to release it here!


They released it in USA, and the prices are also really good there. Stupid of ASUS not to release the 64GB version here.

I found the keyboard too cramped to be any good. Also the thing is a finger print magnet, really put me off. Battery life is insanely good though can really recommend that.

Bought one about 6 weeks ago for the missus and she loves it. For those asking, full version of office, full version of win 8.1

Even plays low end games well (great option for hearthstone whilst I wait for it on my Android tablet :-P)

Great price, even cheaper than the John Lewis deal that was on a few months ago. I use mine all the time and it's such a bonus to be able to charge it with a micro-usb cable which means I can charge it from my Anker 13000 mah battery pack.

Also worth noting you get 1tb of Asus storage free for a year

Have one of these.. great device. Full Windows 8.1 (32bit though) runs Morrowind fine (nice extra for me) and have seen vids of it running much higher spec games. Battery life is pretty good. I just Wish it had more storage, but look into the new WIMboot technet.microsoft.com/en-…spx install for windows 8.1 if that's a problem. But have not tried that myself yet. Have added 1 64gb SD card for Media. Keyboard works but not the best.

infinione

Is this full Windows 8.1? Or windows RT? Its only got a 32gb disk, so if … Is this full Windows 8.1? Or windows RT? Its only got a 32gb disk, so if its full windows there won't be much storage space.



It's full WIndows 8.1 and it uses surprisingly little space actually. I can't remember exactly how much and I'm not at home to check right now, but I'm pretty sure you're left with over 20GB to play with after the OS and Office, plus you can add a 64GB microSD card. Still not likely to cut it as a true PC / laptop replacement, but I've got an antivirus, a couple of browsers, VLC, Spotify, Steam and a few games installed and still have a good chunk of space left.
Edited by: "Stranded87" 25th Apr 2014

I bought one from John Lewis over Christmas for £299 with the £25 windows store voucher.

I really love it. I don't often use the keyboard dock really but when I do need to use the thing more like a laptop, then being able to switch to desktop and connect a proper keyboard and mouse is a godsend. Full size USB on the dock is very handy.

The one thing that's not great is the screen - the resolution is not the best. However for general email/browsing while sitting on the sofa/ laying in bed it's fine and for most windows tasks it's also adequate. But if you think this is something that might bother you, make sure you go to a shop and try before you buy.
Edited by: "Nealio" 25th Apr 2014

If you're not fussed by the hybrid/tablet mode, then I would personally go with the S200E.

Cheaper and bigger HDD.

wide

Trial or full? Ad doesn't say trial. Sort of tempted.



Full version.

And no, 32GB isn't a huge amount of space considering you're using full Windows 8.1, but a 32GB microSD card does the trick nicely for a storage boost.

The missus has one of these and loves it. Full Windows 8.1, but bear in mind that although the Office suite you get is not a trial, it's not the full suite. It's MS Office Home & Student 2013, which doesn't include Outlook, for example.

buddn07

If you're not fussed by the hybrid/tablet mode, then I would personally … If you're not fussed by the hybrid/tablet mode, then I would personally go with the S200E.Cheaper and bigger HDD.


I agree, I have an ASUS S200, great little machine and better as laptop imo.

We are so getting shafted with only 32GB because 64GB is available in the US and the same machine has been released in Poland with 500GB hard drive in the keyboard.

IMO - this was a very attractive device when the Surface Pro was silly money. Now its reduced to a similar price bracket, not sure that I would ever pick this over the Surface.

Maybe I'm missing something? If I am please tell me - tempted to get the Surface

MrShed

IMO - this was a very attractive device when the Surface Pro was silly … IMO - this was a very attractive device when the Surface Pro was silly money. Now its reduced to a similar price bracket, not sure that I would ever pick this over the Surface.Maybe I'm missing something? If I am please tell me - tempted to get the Surface

I bought the Surface bundle few weeks back....great little device but fraction more expensive (£50 quid after quidco) - in terms of performance (ivybridge vs atom, 2g vs 4g ram) it's way better then this ASUS.

Surface pro has a full HD scrren which has one of the best black I have ever seen - only comparable with blacks you find in AMOLED

Similar portability (ie. as heavy at ~1.2kg) unless you'ce got a seat on the train, I wouldn't recommend you holding this on a tube.

the surface pro's only killer is the battery life. you only get 5 hrs of surfing if you are lucky knows your way around optimisation

plus surface pro comes with the wacom stylus would is handy if your work involves taking notes

I have one and think it's a great device. Yes the screen is only OK and the keyboard is a little cramped but these are the kinds of compromises you have to make to get a device like this IMO. The battery life is truly amazing and as it is 5V/2A you can charge it with an extender battery pack.

I bought it as I needed something small and lightweight to take travelling and it is just perfect for that.

The only thing holding me back on this is the cramped keyboard. Have tried a few demos and can't get to grips with the smallness of it. Any similar devices for a reasonable amount?

The only thing holding me back on this is the cramped keyboard. Have … The only thing holding me back on this is the cramped keyboard. Have tried a few demos and can't get to grips with the smallness of it.



I can confirm this, too. It felt much more awkward that my old Samsng NC10 netbook keyboard - possibly due to the keys feeling squashed vertically closer together but more elongated in the horizontal plane. Mine went back after a few days. The relative heaviness of the tablet was the final nail in the coffin.

rev6

£32 for a 32GB SD card? Where do you shop, PC World?



My mistake. Last time I looked (2 years ago) they were £32 but they are now about £12.

........and I never shop in PC World. I am grossly offended by your insinuation. (_;)

ewen1605

Full version.And no, 32GB isn't a huge amount of space considering you're … Full version.And no, 32GB isn't a huge amount of space considering you're using full Windows 8.1, but a 32GB microSD card does the trick nicely for a storage boost.



Windows 8.1 has some feature coming allowing it to take up a lot less space. Discussed a little here

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Windows 8.1 has some feature coming allowing it to take up a lot less … Windows 8.1 has some feature coming allowing it to take up a lot less space. Discussed a little here



These storage improvements will only be relevant to future devices and they won't help anyone struggling with space on their T100. See here for more details.

Save your money and invest in a quality laptop or tablet. I bought this and it developed crack across the screen on its own. It's a 'Cracking' device if you get the pun. John Lewis refusing to accept this back. Great customer service. Three hundred pound lighter and no laptop. Stay away from this cracking device!,

crocodilezzz

I bought the Surface bundle few weeks back....great little device but … I bought the Surface bundle few weeks back....great little device but fraction more expensive (£50 quid after quidco) - in terms of performance (ivybridge vs atom, 2g vs 4g ram) it's way better then this ASUS.Surface pro has a full HD scrren which has one of the best black I have ever seen - only comparable with blacks you find in AMOLEDSimilar portability (ie. as heavy at ~1.2kg) unless you'ce got a seat on the train, I wouldn't recommend you holding this on a tube.the surface pro's only killer is the battery life. you only get 5 hrs of surfing if you are lucky knows your way around optimisationplus surface pro comes with the wacom stylus would is handy if your work involves taking notes

having also bought the surface pro i decided to take a look at the asus in tesco.
I don't regret for one minute my decision. The surface is in a different league in terms of
Biuld quality, performance and screen. You get 1080p vs 720p. You also get 64gb ssd siii vs 32gb emc.
You may not get office but having office 2010 3 licence anyway it didnt matter for me.
I would use your current word processor on this.
The surface pro was 359-50 and this is 290 so really it's no brainer.
I must say the touch cover is ok but if asus keyboard is cramped then it's not bad.
There is a touchpad on the cover too.
The only thing i find is the surface can heat up and when it does things can slow down
A little.. Ie video playback can stutter... This is sorted by cold reboot or allowing it to cool down for a few mins.
For real work and productivity the surface wins if you can opt for new type 2 cover. You can get from ebay
For 60/70 quid.

Am I missing something here.... just see the ASUS T100TA is available for an extra £20 on the OP's deal... why would anyone not take the extra 500GB HDD for £20......

rossmcl

These storage improvements will only be relevant to future devices and … These storage improvements will only be relevant to future devices and they won't help anyone struggling with space on their T100. See here for more details.



I'd take that to mean if you reinstall Win 8.1 116 to a device, it gets the compression trickery. I usually clean-install the OS immediately after receiving any computer.

What do they mean by "[blah blah] lets those smaller install images be read while compressed, which saves PC makers about an hour of time during manufacturing."

How can it save PC maker about an hour?

Polish and german version of this also comes with a 500gb hd in the keyboard.

Does MS Office 2013 come as a separate code? I don't need it so would be looking to sell!

Edited by: "pcorkin" 26th Apr 2014

Absolutely loving my Surface Pro. Much more bang per buck at its current low price. I really like the Asus but only go for it if you have no need of the extra power and versatility that the Surface Pro offers. For example, the Wacom touch sensitive stylus is awesome, just look at videos in youtube to see what it can do. Working with the 64Gb of the Surface Pro is a challenge, 32Gb for a full windows product is frankly ridiculous in 2014, which is presumably why they didn't dare release it in the USA.

pcorkin

Does MS Office 2013 come as a separate code? I don't need it so would be … Does MS Office 2013 come as a separate code? I don't need it so would be looking to sell!


Yes, it does. It comes preinstalled, but you receive a sealed Microsoft envelope which contains an activation code.
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