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Asus' Transformer Book T100 clips in to Windows 8.1

Tablet-only mode

Asus Transformer Book T100

A smattering of specs

Full keyboard

All about connection

Ports and more

The heft factor

It gleams

Back at'cha

When you can get it and for how much

Asus' new Transformer Book T100 may look like a laptop, but pull it apart from the keyboard and you can see it's all Windows 8.1 tablet set snugly into a dock.
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£292.00 Typical Price
The 10.1-inch IPS screen has a 1,366x768-pixel resolution.
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£292.00 Typical Price
The Book T100 features Intel's Bay Trail CPU, which was made just for tablets like this one.
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£292.00 Typical Price
You'll also find Intel HD Graphics alongside the quad-core Bay Trail chip. There's a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, but no rear camera on this unit.
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£292.00 Typical Price
Clipped in, the Book T100 functions just like a laptop, like most of the Transformer line.
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£292.00 Typical Price
Here's a closer look at the connector mount. Oooh. Ahhhh.
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Seek them and you shall find ports: Micro-HDMI, Micro-USB, a headset jack, and a microSD card reader. The keyboard also musters up a single USB 3.0 port.
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It may look a bit bulky, but then consider that each portion weighs 1.2 pounds alone and less than 2.5 pounds when joining forces. That's almost lighter than a real book (OK, a college text book).
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Asus made sure its Book T100 gleams with that shiny new hybrid shine.
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£292.00 Typical Price
The usual rubber grips adorn this Transformer's flat-bottom side.
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The hybrid "Book" goes on sale October 18 for $349, a great price for a tablet that comes with a keyboard dock already bundled in.
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