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The ASUS Transformer Book T100 Made Us Want Our Very Own Hybrid Tablet

Hybrid tablets are getting more and more popular! What's the hype all about? We played with the ASUS Transformer T100 to explain it all to you!
by Neps Firmalan | Mar 19, 2014
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The newest hybrid tablets have nice, sleek, next-gen looks. In the case of the T100, you've got a glossy back side with concentric lines emerging from the ASUS logo for the "zen" effect. It's also doesn't go overboard in palamuti; it has no unnecessary elements (e.g. light displays, big buttons), only a look that's stylish enough to warrant second and third looks from your peers. It actually reminds us of a brand new tsikot with its shine and smooth finish.

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THE KEYBOARD IS THE KEY

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The biggest physical difference between a normal tablet and a hybrid tablet? The keyboard, which also happens to be one of the biggest advantages of the latter. It brings three all-important function: a stand for hands-free operation, an easier way to type away (because, honestly, touch-typing is still a hit-and-miss affair), and a protective cover for the fragile display. Heck, some keyboard docks can even increase the battery life of the hybrid! For the T100, it also brings one additional goodie: a USB port for transferring your porn files to and from different devices.

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THIS THING HAS LOADS OF JUICE

asus transformer book 100 review philippinesAnd that's with 30 minutes of use already

Okay, not all hybrid tablets come with a long battery life. Fortunately, the T100 happens to do well in the power department. Here's a device that can go over ten hours on a single charge easily. To put that into perspective, you'd be lucky to juice out five or six hours of use from a multimedia laptop. On the other hand, many tablets rarely last nine hours (you'd really have to skimp on the games and browsing for it to do so) before hitting the charger.


THE PRICE POINT

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Tablet hybrids aren't the cheapest of gadgets. Fact is, most of them exceed the P18,000 mark. Bummer, right?

Not necessarily. As we've explained, we're basically dealing with two-in-one devices that function as both a laptop and a more powerful tablet. Think of it this way: How much will you pay if you're going to buy a separate laptop and another tablet? We thought so.

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In the case of the T100, you'll be shelling out P23,995. Again, that's not cheap, but that's also waaay less than the normal price tag of most laptops. And that's already with the keyboard dock and Windows 8.1. Doesn't seem too bad now, does it?

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