ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL 2-in-1 Detachable 11.6 inch Laptop Review

ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL 2-in-1 Detachable 11.6 inch Laptop Review

ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL
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ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL is an 11.6 inch 2-in-1 touchscreen notebook with a detachable tablet, 64GB Solid State Drive and a Smart hard drive bay for extra storage space that is not commonly found in other models. With the easily removable screen, it transforms from laptop to tablet very quickly and performs well in majority of daily tasks like internet or office applications but not in modern games or advanced software.

ASUS Transformer Book comes with the quad core 64-bit Intel Atom Baytrail-T Z3795 (2MB cache) at 1.59GHz speed (up to 2.39GHz with turbo boost) with no hyperthreading (it is already a quad core CPU) offering good performance and energy efficiency, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM to run several apps and programs at the same time smoothly, 64GB Solid-State in tablet and a user-upgradeable smart hard drive bay in keyboard dock that lets you use 2.5-inch HDD with up to 1TB storage capacity plus unlimited cloud based ASUS WebStorage free of charge for 12 months and the Windows 8.1 operating system.

11.6 inch HD IPS glossy multi-touch intuitive touchscreen display with 1366x768 pixel resolution, up to 178 degree viewing angles and integrated Intel HD graphics (Bay Trail) card offers great clear visuals. It has a 2MB webcam at the front and a 5MP camera at the back with the integrated Miracast technology so you can send any content, photos and movies in FHD quality directly to your large screen HDTV withouth needing wires. Sound is quite acceptable for a 2-in-1 of this caliber with the built-in sound card and two stereo speakers and digital array microphone. The integrated Intel HD graphics is only low-end and still offers great graphics performance in usual multimedia tasks and lets you play the older games fluently but not those latest demanding games.

ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL 2-in-1 Detachable 11.6 inch Laptop Review
Dark blue ASUS Transformer Book with Asus concentric circle pattern on the cover and stainless steel hinge weighs 3.6 pounds with measurements of 7.90 x 12 x 1 inches so it has the great portable design in both tablet and laptop modes- lightweight, slim and compact. You can be out and about- away from the power outlets all day long as you will be getting up to 8.5 to 9 hours of battery life from its 2-Cell 38Whr lithium polymer battery. Naturally there is no DVD drive on the comfy full-size keyboard dock with a large multitouch touchpad being such a compact model but a good variety of connectivity including a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 Port, microHDMI, microUSB, microSDXC slot, Dual-Band 802.11abgn wireless with integrated support for 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies, Ethernet with RJ-45, Bluetooth 4.0, 1x Microphone-In/ Headphone-Out Combo Jack and 1x SD Card Reader.

Conclusion: ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL is a good detachable 2-in-1 all-rounder for daily tasks- entertainment or work with modern features, specs and a good range of connectivity options. It has a nice price tag considering how much money it will save you by not purchasing a laptop and a tablet separately. It comes with a 12 month limited parts and labor warranty by Asus. MyBitCast application allows you to auto-update and syncronise your content so you can share it with others through your tablet smart phone of computer as long as you are connected to internet. Thanks to the SSD instead of a slow HDD, computer starts from zero very quickly and from hibernation in just a couple of seconds. It gives you great deal of flexibility and portability with its impressive 9 hour battery life and compact size. You can use this PC for anything other than the very complex software and 3D game titles. Great value for money!

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ASUS Transformer Book T200TA-C1-BL 2-in-1 Detachable 11.6 inch Laptop Review, 3.6 out of 5 based on 17 ratings

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