My Asus Transformer Book T100HA 4GB/64GB eMMC arrived today, a very hard tablet to get hold of at the moment. It just came out in Europe this week, US and other markets to follow. It’s the third Cherry Trail I’ll be testing and reviewing. The first was the Surface 3, then the X98 Pro and now this Asus Transformer Book T100HA. Unboxing video below, more hands-on, benchmarks and gaming videos to follow.
Below is my first impressions of the T100HA I just received hours ago:
- The tablet is slim and light. Nice finish to it in a matte Grey.
- The keyboard is very similar to the T100TA series but no unlatch button now. You just pull it up
- The keyboard docking connector works well and has magnets in it to hold it in place. It’s fairly sturdy.
- It can tip over as demonstrated in my unboxing video. (If you touch the top of the screen to hard)
- The USB 3.1 Type C port is the first I think on a Windows 10 Atom tablet.
- No Type C adaptor included in the box! (Come on ASUS, a $5 part!)
- The keyboard still has some bounce to it and it’s a little cramped (But this is normal for a 10.1″ one)
- The display is fully laminated and yes if you look close enough you will see individual pixels.
- Tablet build quality is good, keyboard build and finish is average. A little flimsy feeling.
- Charges via the microUSB 2.0 port. And it charges slowly (USB 2 current limits)
- Typical Asus, its got quite a few bloatware apps preinstalled.
I’ll have more on the T100HA soon if you’re interested and I will definitely compare the X5 Z8500 in the ASUS vs the Teclast X98 Pro’s. I intentionally got the same spec T100HA internals as the X98 Pro for this very reason as I’m curious on the heat it produces and performance differences.
Dear ASUS, if you are reading this. Thanks for ignoring my emails after forwarding me around 2-3 different departments. But don’t worry I’ll do my best to give your tablet an honest user review. Please get in touch with me for future review units. (You have my email)