Asus have today announced the Transformer Book T100HA, its the successor to the T100ta Bay Trail 2 in 1. The new T100HA will use a Cherry Trail Atom X5, which I imagine would be the x5-Z8300 version which is similar to the Z3735F in terms of CPU power and about 35-40% faster GPU wise.
It has a very similar looking keyboard to the T100TA and USB Type C. And it looks like Asus have done an Apple and only included one port on the whole setup as the dock doesn’t look to have a USB port.
Asus state it will have 14 hours of run time on Windows 10 and have upto 4GB of ram. The tablet is 580 grams in weight and 8.45mm thin. 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 pixel screen is a little disappointing, but it’s an entry level tablet and should be priced close to the T100ta at around $349. Release date is set for Q3.
So another new next gen Atom tablet announced, it can’t be long now until we see the Shenzhen tech companies start to announce their own new Atom X5 tablets.
Here is the official press release:
ASUS Transformer Book T100HA is the successor to the best-selling Transformer Book T100TA 2-in-1, and combines the power of a stylish 10.1-inch laptop with the convenience of a super-slim tablet. This new iteration has up to 14 hours of battery life, and has an ultra-thin 8.45mm chassis that weights just 580g. It has a metallic finish and is available in Silk White, Tin Grey, Aqua Blue and Rouge Pink.
The T100HA is powered by a choice of quad-core Intel® Atom™ ‘Cherry Trail’ X5 series processors, and has 4GB RAM and a USB Type-C port. This device comes pre-installed with Windows 10 and will be available in the third quarter of 2015.