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  • Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Nice unit, but battery is defective

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    I bought the unit at 4pm yesterday and charged overnight. I turned it on and set up everything this morning. After about an hour of use, I got a message saying that I only had 5% battery left and should plug in the charger. I plugged in the charger -- the battery icon said "5% available (plugged in, charging)". After 30 minutes of charging it was down to 2%. After one hour it was down to 0%. It wouldn't run at all without the charger plugged in. Heading back to BestBuy this morning for a replacement, which I really hope will meet all my expectations.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Asus_Answers
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      Dear Valued Customer,

      Thank you for choosing an ASUS product. I'm sorry if the battery is discharging too fast. Did you check if it was fully-charged after charging it overnight before using it? Please try to update the BIOS if the version was outdated. Should you need further assistance, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and write down service# 3226899 on the subject line.

      Regards,

      Rodel
      ASUS Customer LoyaltyAsus

  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great throw-away computer/tablet.

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    This was a great value at first, Windows 8.1, Office, etc.. however almost immediately I had problems with power and volume buttons on the tablet falling behind the case (I had to pry these out with a small screwdriver), the power cord being loose/wobbly, and the wire fraying. However the worst thing was when I was holing the tablet reading one day and while getting up the mere pressure of my thumb cracked the screen. Now 1/3 of the touch screen doesn't work and I have to use the tablet with the mouse pad if at all. I'm not some giant buff dude either, seemed like normal use and in no way felt like I put a lot of pressure on the screen, but of course it is not covered under warranty. Kinda disappointing because other than quality-wise it was a great purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Asus_Answers
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      Dear Valued Customer,

      I apologize of the inconvenience this may have caused you. If you need further assistance getting the cracked screen replaced, please email me at cl-rodel@asus.com and write down service# 3627137 on the subject line.

      Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.

      Regards,

      Rodel
      ASUS Customer LoyaltyAsus

  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great functionality for price

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    Overall this is great for the money. I like that it has a USB 3.0 port as well as runs Windows so all my apps work. It's great to have the flexibility of a tablet with the functionality of a laptop. Although there is a microSD slot it would be great to have at least 64 GB of internal storage. Also, the processor isn't the fastest and 2GB of RAM isn't much. It's the norm for tablets but on the low end for laptop performance. Also, I noticed the micro USB port seems to just be for charging the battery. If I have an external DVD-ROM attached, it still seems to drain the battery even when it's plugged in. Lastly, I use a mini HDMI adapter but since that port is so close to the micro USB port it doesn't fit when the USB cable is plugged in. That means I can't run off AC power and use the HDMI at the same time. This may not be an issue with an actual mini HDMI cable or a different adapter.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Perfect For My Needs

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    I've been a long time Kindle fan, but it didn't suit my needs for school. I have custom desktop that I primarily use for gaming and when at home. I also have a gaming laptop, but between my books, binders, and that beast of a laptop, it quickly became too much to lug around. The battery life wasn't great either. It made it hard to pick up and go for school work. That's when I decided I needed an extremely portable tablet with a keyboard that would fit well in an already full backpack, have great battery life, and with my online classes as well. I originally planned to purchase a Google Chromebook as it would fit my needs pretty well, but after explaining them to a worker, I was shown this. This is perfect for students. It comes with a full version of Microsoft Office, which has come in handy many times. On the Chromebook I would have been limited to Google Drive. Don't get me wrong, I am still a Google fan, but when it comes to dealing with school, Office is much better suited at this time. The battery life is long enough to last the school day, but if it doesn't, the charger is very portable as well. However, the included charging cable is extremely short and limiting if you need to use the device while charging. It may sound minute, but that is one of my biggest (and only) gripes with the Transformer. If you haven't guessed already, I'm into gadgets and gaming. One of the first things I did was download some of my games from GOG and Steam onto the machine to see what I could play. Older games such as Fallout, Arcanum, and Half-Life run great. New, less graphically-intensive games such as FTL, Braid, Syder Arcade all work great too. I even got KOTOR to work fairly well on good settings. I consider this a fringe benefit, but this is not a purchase to be made for portable gaming. I attempted Steam In-Home streaming and it worked, but was clunky and choppy. Whether this is do to my poor wireless connection, or the machine, I'm not sure. Another thing potential buyers should be aware of is that this is more of a very tiny, sleek laptop than a tablet. If you are just looking for apps, Netflix, readers, ect., there are better, cheaper devices for that use. Physically the machine looks great. The detachable keyboard feels decent when typing. The trackpad isn't bad, but isn't great either. I use a wireless mouse or the touch screen as needed. The touchscreen works rather well, but occasionally I end up selecting the wrong thing. TL;DR Pros: - Lightweight - Very Portable - Comes with Full Microsoft Office - Great For Students - Good Battery Life - Can Play Some Decent Games (Just don't expect a whole lot of power there.) - Decent Storage, Can Expand with Micro SD Cons: - Charging Cord is Extremely Short (You can replace it with any micro to USB cord though.) - Only 720p (Minor gripe considering my use of the tablet, but it Netflix would look better on higher res devices.) - It's Best Used as a Tiny Laptop Rather Than a Tablet - Sound Seems too Quiet There weren't any cases specifically for this, but this one works well and can hold a mouse, SD cards and the charger easily. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-mini-laptop-sleeve/9926416.p?id=1218196187925&skuId=9926416

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works exactly as I expected it to

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    After researching Android, Apple, and Win8 tablets I determined that this unit best suited my needs. I use Word and Excel documents daily, and the fact that the T100 comes with a version of Office13 and a keyboard in addition to a touch screen made it better for me than other tablets. It's great for work away from my desk, and for surfing and emails at the coffee shop . I bought a 128GB thumb drive and 3 x 32GB micro SD cards for less than $75. I now have more than 250GB total storage (not that I'll ever need that much). I read all the negative reviews about the case, screen resolution, keyboard and touch pad, and while they were all fair and accurate observations, at $350 including a keyboard and MS Office, it was still by far the best portable unit for my purposes. I understand that other OS offer more apps, but I reasoned that if I couldn't find what I needed out of the 10/M+ apps offered, I probably couldn't find what I wanted in 400/M+ either. If you're looking for a portable computer/tablet you should give the T100 some serious consideration.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome Product/Excellent Value

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    I purchased the T100.....followed the instruction to charge for 8 hours prior to use. First time I've ever had that instruction as #1....but I am patient... I completed the 8+ hour charge. Turned the unit ON....got things setup....and I did patiently get through the numerous Windows updates, also some ASUS updates. As I made my way through these, I did notice some of the items noted in other reviews including difficulty in getting the unit to turn "ON" when pressing power button, and also the unit dropping the WIFI unexpectedly. The system did not turn to "On" consistently until I completed the ASUS firmware update(s). Also, after installing the new WIFI driver, no more drops.At this point, I have all software installed....all functions like a charm. I am a happy customer.... I appreciate the MS Office included with this unit. I have all my software installed....including Itunes, iCloud Mail, and numerous other Windows programs. The battery really does last....averaging more than 10 hours with each use.... Excellent screen, and the auto change feature for reading is excellent. I can use this as it's meant to be...portable and also use external keyboard/display while at the home base. Overall, an excellent product...very acceptable..... I do have an iPad and appreciate the device much for what it brings, especially in my normal personal use. However, I find this T100 can do everything I ask and it is my daily computer.....use it for everything. I want to add the following from a review I read...as what it includes is most important respective to successful outcome in setup. (I want to say that I think it odd that a user would have to go through so much preparation to make a product usable..... I'm sure many would not have the patience, nor desire..... But the time is well spent....) >>Recommend following steps/advice to enjoy this wonderful device: 1. Read as much of favorable and unfavorable reviews on Amazon before powering up. 2. Fully charge before powering up. 3. Do not do any windows update until you do #4 4. Go to "pc settings" and change windows update setting from auto install to "download updates but let me choose whether to install them". So much of crashing has been due to auto update installation coming off sleep mode or during booting(especially the large update right off the bat). Windows will let you know that there are updates to be installed. Now you are able to review and choose ones you want to install. More importantly, you are installing updates while the device is up and running (thereby reducing the risk of being locked out). I've had two instances of "failed to install" on updates during this manual installation but no crashing. When I retried to install on the next day, installation was successful in both cases. By the way, I have installed all updates so far. 5. Asus has new BIOS update on their website - reflash to BIOS 220 6. Turn off three finger and edge gesture on touchpad. 7. I use my Samsung galaxy note 2 charger with no problem. I think any Samsung or LG smartphone chargers would work. Its not any faster but has longer cord. 8. Call Asus customer service with any issues. Generally they are helpful. If Asus recommend sending in for repair, try returning it to the retailer for exchange or refund first. 9. Buy illumishield screen protector - your screen is no longer a fingerprint magnet. 10. Get 64GB as 32GB is not enough....or buy 64GB micro SDXC card....and put all your iTunes, data files, etc. at that location.) Hope above helps. This is a fantastic device, doubly so at this price. Update: I've had this device for nearly three weeks with no problem whatsoever. In fact, with Windows and BIOS updates, its performance has improved. For example, the touchpad works better and battery consumption during sleep mode has gone down from 5% per hour to 1%. I have kept my windows update setting to manual installation and do not intend to allow auto installation until crashing issues are completely resolved. There is nothing to lose by taking this precaution and judging by many Windows update related crashes still being reported, this is a prudent action.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Netbook replacement

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    I bought this as a replacement for an 2010 Acer Netbook. I was looking for something that had a long battery life and could run Ms office and this fits the bill perfectly. I was amazed at how far it started up and shut down in comparison to my old netbook. I was also impressed with the different apps ability to sync my info from outlook, onedrive/skydrive (or whatever they are calling it today) and even Google products. (For some reason I expected Microsoft to bad at using apps and cloud computing) as far as the dimensions go is pretty much the same size as a netbook or chromebook. It seems heavier than you might expect for the size but not unreasonably so. I use the keyboard often but even so I find myself using the touchscreen much more than I thought I would. The main reason for that is the mouse pad is pretty terrible, I mean almost useless. I end up swiping screens all the time by accident. Which brings me to windows 8. It's not as bad as you may have heard but it is a fairly steep learning curve for some raised on the traditional versions of windows. It took an entire weekend to get any kind of comfort level with it and I still have to stop and think my way through things like finding the file menu or adjusting the brightness level. Overall, I'm very happy with the purchase and would recommend it to anyone looking at chromebooks or budget laptops.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Excellent value entry tablet

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    This was my first purchase of a table after looking/researching for 2 months and my first true experience with Windows 8. I couldn't be more happy with my choice. Even though there are other makes/models with close to the same specs, this Asus tablet gives you the most bang for the buck. I researched other Asus tablets, along with Lenovo and Microsoft tablet too. This Asus tablet gave me everything the higher price ones had and more - you get a real Windows 8.1 operating system, not the RT stripped down version the regular Microsoft Surface gives you, you get a real touch/feedback keyboard that would cost $130 for a Microsoft compatible version. Even some of the other Asus tablets were Bluetooth only keyboard accessories, so you had two separate pieces of hardware to watch. With this Asus tablet it's a small laptop when you need it and a tablet when you want it - simply detach the keyboard and off you go. Price for price and spec for spec you can't go wrong with this unit - especially if you are like me and just getting your feet wet with tablet. The Windows 8 operating system was actually easier to get an understanding of how it operates that what I first believed it to be - I was a doubter of the system at first but now I really like how it functions and its features, especially with the new 8.1 version (upgrade through the store if you haven't already). The only negatives, and they are small negatives and definitely not a deal breaker by any means, are the touchpad is not very responsive and feels cheap, but for the price I expected something to feel cheap and if it's only that, well...... The other small issue when I first got it was it would not restart properly, kept having to hold the power button to reset/restart the tablet. Asus was aware of the problem and within the last week I saw an updated BIOS file to download and update the system. Since installing that through the Asus Live Update feature I have had no more problems - so I would recommend that you verify the BIOS file installed and update if necessary. Other than that - I can't complain for what I got. Great price, great features, great portability, just plain great and very happy with this new entry from Asus - even Microsoft was advertising it on there website for tablets and that's how I ended up with it. I would not hesitate to recommend nor have I already. I would recommend getting the 64GB model for the small amount of extra money, but if you only get the 32GB you won't be disappointed. I would also recommend, no matter which version you get to get an expansion Micro SD card and add the max 64GB of memory to hold the extra stuff that doesn't require the tablet operating system and save the actual tablet drive for programs/apps and store your general data/pictures/etc. on the SD card.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great 1st generation product

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    Pros: Full Win 8.1, NOT RT so you can install desktop programs and Win 8 Metro/Modern Apps. Comes with Office Home and Student preinstalled, just enter the included product key 2.4 & 5 Ghz wifi microSD slot Keyboard dock INCLUDED USB 3 port on keyboard dock great battery life Cons: Not a lot of Apps in the Win8 Store You can install the desktop versions of what's not in the store but they may not be optimized for touch. Trackpad not the most responsive one I've used Screen and back of case are fingerprint magnets. Don't know why the back is so glossy instead of textured. I've had mine (I have the 64Gb model) for a week. Flashed the BIOS/Firmware to the latest version which helped the trackpad some but it still a bit laggy/unresponsive at times. Fast wifi, great display, plays videos fine. This is a great little unit. Add a 64Gb mSD card and one should have enough space to install programs (NOTE: Win Store Apps ONLY install to the C: drive so install your desktop programs to the mSD card). I was looking at Dell's Venue 11 Pro but by the time you add their keyboard dock and Office you're over $1000. The ability to work on my job docs using Office while on the road with the small size of this T100 is great. This is the future of what computing is going to.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Big bang for the buck

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    So far I am enjoying this Asus transformer computer/tablet. It is very fast for a small unit... with a MUCH better Atom processor than most mini-computers. Love... the detachable screen to use as a tablet!!! Full MS Office, adobe, flash player, and more. I have had some issues with the power-on! Sometimes I have to hold the power button down for 10 sec., release, and then hit the power button again. A few times I've had to repeat this process 2-3 times, bummer!!! The mouse pad is another item they could work on. It's to sticky, not sensitive like a full size laptop. Well, those are the only issues I've had- and even knowing them... I would buy it anyway... I recommend this as a good unit to make minor - moderate corrections or adjustments to a project already in started, web search/browsing, lightweight and compact, decent battery life and doesn't get hot with extended use. The base gives a 3.0 USB port, with a micro flash drive input on the tablet to increase the memory or to download items from other sources! If they had a 4.5 Star, I would have given it that! Worth the money for the purpose of use.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Absolutely a great value.

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    While the iPad is the go-to for entertainment and light use case tablets, and netbooks were the go-to for a cheap, long lasting, productive companion, we now have a growing segment of options that fill both needs to varying degrees. The Asus T100 is a part of this segment. PROs: +Full Windows 8.1 +Excellent battery life +Surprisingly good speakers +Rather good screen +Expandable memory (via MicroSD) +USB, Micro HDMI, Micro USB port selection +Keyboard dock included(!) For the cost, you get a lot of device. $350 gets you a 10.1" 2-in-1 device that actually includes the 2nd part in the 2-in-1 #the keyboard dock#, Microsoft Office 2013 #Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote#, decent performance #Z3740 quad-core Bay Trail Intel Atom#, and full desktop program compatibility courtesy of that processor. CONs: -Very plasticky #tacky feel, slightly squishy# -Finicky trackpad -Fiddly keyboard dock connector -Full USB port on dock only +Fingerprint magnet It's hard to be overly critical of a $350 device, but it's still your cash, and it's still a cheap device. The cons are primarily byproducts of its budget status. You will not mistake it for a premium device. The tablet and keyboard dock are both made of cheap plastic, and feel like it. The body has a bit of yield, but not so much as to alarm anyone. The trackpad is very hit or miss, and will frustrate at times. The connection on the keyboard dock has never failed for me, but it can be hard to tell initially if it is locked in place, though the release is nice and easy. The device, front and back, picks up a nearly insane number of fingerprints. Almost comically so. It is also a minor nuisance that the only full USB port is on the dock. FINAL THOUGHTS: While the cons section has more words, the pros vastly outweigh them in value. You are, bottom line, getting a great portable device for the price. It even beats out some slightly more expensive Atom powered Windows tablets. If you're looking for a replacement for a long lasting but aging netbook #and a large amount of storage isn't necessary# then this is an excellent candidate. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great tablet w/keyboard

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    I have had this since last evening and tested it completely last night. I was able to install a full copy of Office 2010 with no issues at all. The WiFi works fantastic with no lag. This has the best of both worlds allowing me to install stand alone programs which work with Windows 8.1, i.e. Microsoft Office, Avast, C Cleaner, etc., and also apps from the Microsoft store to work with the touchscreen portion of Windows8.1 such as racing and card games or apps for the weather, movies or Facebook. The screen resolution is pretty great and this even allows you to hook up a mini HDMI cable to hook up to your TV if you want to. You can expand the memory to an additional 64 GB using a Micro SD card. The keyboard is small but easy to get used to and a great addition which is included in the box and also gives you use a USB port on the left side. You can also run Flash Video which you wont be able to find with the Android and iPad series of tablets. The only fault that I can see so far is that the pinch to zoom does not work as well as the iPad. Outside of that the weight is not much more then the iPad and this is very easy to transport. The keyboard acts as a protector for the screen when closed and the hinge system allows you to move the screen to a fixed position and stay there unlike the detachable keyboards for other tablets. My recommendation would be to install a free program called Classic Shell which will allow you to have a Start button again and run much like you would find Windows 7 to run. This program will also allow you to start the tablet on the desktop (this can also be achieved by right clicking on the bottom of the screen on the task bar and going to the tab that will allow you to start the tablet on the desktop). This should help with many of the Windows 8 issues that so many people talk about. If you are in need of something that is very portable and works great for both business and personal applications I would highly recommend this tablet with keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Is it a tablet or a mini laptop?

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    I got this so my 10yo daughter could do school work but sill have the convenience and (peer pressure) cool factor of a tablet. The cool factor means she takes it out to use it more often and is becoming more familiar with the features of a laptop. It also comes with a Microsoft Office Student version, so she has Word, Powerpoint, and other programs she needs to do school work. Windows 8 means it takes quite some getting used to for adults, but gladly children adopt much quicker! The great thing about Windows 8 is that any program with a .exe extension could be run on the platform (no need to download only tablet apps from the store). Because it is essentially a computer, I also loaded Webroot anti-virus, etc. on it and would recommend to anyone (don't get fooled into thinking it's JUST a tablet and doesn't need it!). I try to always monitor her usage on line but the mobile form factor makes that a challenge sometimes. Another excellent thing is that I could use Windows 8 to lock down the Internet browsing features so she cannot go to any adult content sights, even if accidentally doing a Google search for words that have dual meanings (presumably), so I feel better about her using it in a different room when I cannot directly monitor her usage.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    definitely a tablet (not a PC), good for price

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    TL;DR review: This is a tablet, even if it runs full windows. This, combined with the price means there will be tradeoffs. Dont think of this as a small laptop--its a big tablet. If you want a tablet, buy this...now. If you want a small laptop...read on. Long Form: This product is currently the best value I'm aware of in the windows 8 world. You get a modern tablet with a dockable keyboard. If thats what you want, hit the buy button and don't look back.I personally discovered that I was actually looking for something a bit more high end, even though I didn't know it at the time. The atom processor is very snappy most of the time, but it is still a tablet processor. Storage is emmc (tablet grade). If this were windows RT it probably wouldn't matter. Since it is full windows (what I wanted), it means things like antivirus end up railing the CPU or the Disk I/O. What this means in normal use is that you'll occasionally see weird hangs caused by background processes. This is on par with what you'd see in older android devices, before they really got it together. As far as quality goes...well...its ok. I saw some reviews talking about how terrible it was, and, well, it cost 350. The two unforgivable issues in my mind are annoying creaking and the charge time. Charge time: Battery lasts 10 hours, seems to take another 10 to charge. The wall wart supplies a decent current, but I think the battery on this guy is just too large to be charged over microusb. The new ipad stuff uses lightning for a reason. Creaking: I fully expect tradeoffs on hardware at this pricepoint and size...but I don't like my hardware to feel like it is coming apart as soon as it gets out of the package. Basically, if this device is more or less what you want, buy it. You won't find a better deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Can't go wrong with Asus

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    I was looking for a tablet type machine with removeable keyboard for work. I connect to my server with Citrix Receiver and I had bought the Windows Surface Tablet becuase I was assured the App downloaded would run it fine. We tested in the store and I was able to access so we made the purchase. Within two months of intermittent use the app started to fail. Researched it and found this was a common complaint. My husband ended up with new tablet and I hit the store again in search of either a smaller laptop or a differnt tablet. I was just about to resign myself to buying another laptop when I spotted this on. We have a Asus PC and laptop at home and they run great. The screen was a good size, had a windows operating system so you were not limited to only running off Apps that you could download. I have been using for work with ease and not one problem. Only thing that I wish was more durable is the connection piece where the keyboard snaps into place. It's curved shape, is a bit thing and appears to be easily bent is not carefrul when connecting and disconnecting. I had read this on reviews for this device and knew to be cautious.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great except for the camera

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    This is my first "laptop" that is my own. I was able to purchase it almost completely by myself due to the incredibly low price. I have only had it for one day so far, but it seems to suit my needs. It runs on Windows 8, which has a bit of a learning curve but I think I have the hang of it by now #at least the basics#. This computer comes with Office already installed for free, which is a fantastic deal. It is the Student version, which means it only has Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote #which I haven't quite figured out yet#, but that is plenty. There is really no need #at least for me# for the other Office programs. It took a long time to install the first time, but has been fine since. Today the laptop lasted throughout almost the entire day with me using it a good amount of the time. The bad part about this is that it takes a long time to charge up. Also, the power cord is extremely short, but I have a USB extension cord that seems to have done the trick. The trackpad is only so-so as other reviews have mentioned, but it works when you need it to, which is actually not very often because in most cases it is far more convenient to reach up and use the touchscreen which is very sleek and responsive. No problems with it so far. The trackpad also allows you to swipe from the left and right of it to switch apps or bring up the charms, which can be annoying if it is not what you intended to do, but I don't know if that is something unique to this device or not. One of the main selling points for Windows 8 is that the familiar desktop is just a touch away. This is true, but I wouldn't exactly call it the familiar desktop. It is difficult to add programs to the main screen #it wants you to pin items to the taskbar and they cannot be dragged as they could in Windows 7#. But while this is a slight annoyance, it is a Windows 8 issue, not an issue with the product itself. And besides, I find that I use the new Start screen far more often than the Desktop. The keyboard is small, but if you have used netbooks in the past, then it should be no problem. I have not used one before, but I have really only made a few errors. ASUS did a good job of spacing the keys in a convenient way. I am typing on it now without much issue. The onscreen keyboard is also very fluid and simple to use, and does not seem to lag. The biggest issue I have encountered with the device so far is the camera. There are actually two issues with it. The first is that there is a small light that turns on to tell you the camera is in use. the issue here is that the light does not always turn off when you exit the camera, Skype, or whatever it is you are using it for. One time I managed to turn it off by reopening the camera and closing it again, but the second time #after using Skype# it stayed on for several hours, even when the device was in sleep mode. I eventually had to disable everything and restart the computer #twice because the first time it rebooted in restrictive mode and would not connect to the internet#. The second issue wit the camera is that it will suddenly go dark. What I mean is when I took a picture, it came out looking as though there were no light in the room, even though it looked normal at the time I touched the screen to capture the image. Also with this same issue, I was using Skype and in the middle of the call the image of me became dim, as though the light had been turned off. The person I was talking to noticed it as well. If the problem continues I will be contacting customer service on the issue. Overall there are no deal breakers for me with this device. I love the fact that it can separate into a tablet. There is a minor inconvenience that the start button for the tablet is located on the side by the volume button, but you don't even have to use that button if you don't want. The Windows app store is lacking somewhat compared to the Apple or Android ones, but this is still not a problem with the device itself. All in all, I would say that this is an excellent first laptop for someone who is using it for school or gaming, so long as the games are downloaded from the app store. I tried to play a game on Facebook and it loaded extremely slowly and lagged quite a bit. A word of caution: there is a very small amount of memory on the device. I would strongly recommend purchasing a micro-SD card #there is a port for one#. The cloud storage will hold your pictures and files, but not the apps you download.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Value and Product

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    I got it yesterday, and it only took me about 30 minutes to setup. That included adding all my facebook friends, email, and downloading apps. The screen is very clear, and the 1W speakers are very loud. You do not need external speakers. I had an android tablet, and it doesn't even compare. The only thing that I found was, when sitting on your lap and attached to the keyboard, it might try to come out of the dock. If this happens the keyboard won't work properly. It took me a minute or two to figure out why the keyboard wasn't working and then I just clicked it back into the docking slot. This table is replacing a laptop that died, and I believe it will be great. I intend on getting a full sized bluetooth keyboard to use with Office, because I am working on a graduate degree and need to be able to type long papers. It has an HDMI slot so if you want to hook it up to your television to watch netflix it will work. You will need an adapter, because the slot is an HDMI mini slot. I also have bad vision which was a concern with the screen size, but this tablet has a Microsoft program which allows you to test your vision with several screens to make it clearer to your vision, personalized for you. I would definitely tell a family member or friend to buy this tablet. I tried about 100 different tablets, including the surface, before purchasing. This table it comparable, and it was only $349.00 vs. $449 for the tablet, plus $129 for the keyboard with the surface, and the keyboard that comes with this is not the rubber one with the cheapo keys. That makes this $229.00 cheaper than the surface, and that says VALUE to me!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Works for me!

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    Overall, I'm happy I bought this. It is my first tablet. While I love my Windows 8 phone and definitely wanted a Windows tablet, I wasn't sure if I was ready to give up a full type keyboard. This Asus was perfect in that it can be a tablet and can be a laptop. That being said, I'm sort of surprised how little I use the keyboard... but it is nice. My only real complaints are (a) you need to hold the ON button down for a long time when you turn it on. I think this is why I saw reviews that said the tablet just stopped working. I thought my tablet just stopped working until my husband played with it and said you have to hold the ON button down for 10 full seconds (and you do!); (b) the charger looks like a mini-USB charger, but it must be a different voltage or something. While a mini-USB charger fits into the port, it doesn't seem to charge the tablet. Not a huge deal, but would have been nice to have one less power cord floating around.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    actually a small win 8.1 machine

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    I got tired of iPad and Android limited abilities to run MS Office files (none are capable of running macros as an example). I also missed flash and shockwave. Windows RT won't let me install my old exe programs, so I went looking for an 8.1 tablet. The Asus T100 is the deal of the year. There isn't much to say other than it runs everything and the battery life is great. I have had no problems and the speed is adequate. The battery was not charged, so charge it and leave it plugged in while it loads software and upgrades the bios. In 4 days I have actually come to like Metro and hot buttons make it easy to jump back and forth to the desktop. The negative: Windows is not a friendly OS and I picked up some malware from a download site that I was directed to from the Windows store. I have already been into MS Config and Hijack This to fix the registry. You will definitely need anti virus and anti malware software. I also miss the automatic spelling and typo correction of my Android tablet. If you are not experienced with Windows you may be better off with Android or iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Impressive tablet for moderate PC users

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    I bought mine at Best Buy for $349 USD before tax. Did not come with $25 MS credit as advertised on the BB website. Worked right out of the box although initial setup took about ~15 minutes. Battery is completely drained out of box so you must first charge it. Comes with very little printed documentation so expect a little bit of a learning curve if you are not familiar with a Windows 8 touchscreen. Does have digital documentation installed on device. After powering on I had 16GB of free storage available not 8GB as advertised on BB's website. The detachable keyboard has a single USB 3.0 port that one could easily attach an external hard drive or flash drive for additional storage. It has a microSD slot too for additional storage that supports up to a 64GB card. All factory installed applications launched and ran with very quick speeds. Browsing was fluid and text was easily readable. Playing YouTube videos in 1080p was flawless and looked very sharp and crisp. Sound is decent in quiet areas but lacks depth. Keyboard is cramped but useable. Trackpad feels kinda "cheap." Touchscreen is very accurate and did not require much precision when selecting items and opening and closing applications. Case feels firm and when paired with the keyboard provides a sense of screen protection and something firm to hold onto.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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