One of the best 2 in 1 in the market! Asus has come up with another surprise and that too within your budget. The new ASUS detachable tablet called T200. Previously Asus has launched the T100 convertible which was a success. So if you are planning to shop for a windows laptop you may want to consider the new Asus Transformer T200.
In the box
The box which almost looks like a briefcase contains the tablet, the keyboard dock and the charging chord. Also, a quick reference guide is provided for ease.
The T200 comes with Windows 8.1 with 1 year of Office 365 Personal
Intel Quad-Core Bay Trail-T Atom Z3795 processor (1.59GHz base, 2.39 GHz burst frequency) a quad core Intel Atom Z3775 CPU clocked at 1.33 GHz with Intel HD Graphics, 2GB of RAM memory (LPDDR3 ), clocked at 1066 MHz, 64GB eMMC of storage space manufactured by Hynix, containing the operating system and a 500GB Hitachi hard disk drive for storage.Intel HD Graphics (311 MHz base, 778 MHz burst).
The memory size is 4GB DDR3 RAM
Storage Capacity: 64GB eMMC SSD in tablet
11.6-inch IPS touch screen display (1366 x 768)
Includes Keyboard Dock with USB 3.0 port, USB 2.0 port and Ethernet
2MP webcam (front), 5MP webcam (rear), microHDMI, microUSB, microSDXC slot
Wireless Type: 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0
Dimensions: 7.9 x 12 x 1 inches
Weight: 3.6 pounds (tablet and dock)
Battery Type: 38 Whr Lithium ion (9 hours estimated battery life)
Sleek and sexy is what we call it. The back panel of the tablet has a designing of concentric circles. The lid is shiny and has a silver ASUS written on top of it, With the speakers on each side of the lid. The 5 megapixel camera is at the top center of the edge and the power button on the right side. Apart from that you have the volume up and volume down button on the lid below the power button. Lets explore the keyboard part of it. The keyboard has a matte effect and can be snapped with the tablet making it a laptop. On the underside of the dock we have Smart Hard Drive Bay as called by Asus, a slot that lets you cling the hard drive to the T200. Although, to access the bay you would need a screw driver but hey who cares when it comes to increase the storage by 64GB.
The tablet is consist of a microSD slot, a micro USB port, a micro HDMI port and a microphone/headphone combo, while the keyboard dock sports Ethernet, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 slot.
It features a display with a modern IPS panel and a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The image quality is good, and so are the viewing angles. The resolution is satisfactory and due to the little larger screen size, it is a bit easier to work with applications side by side. It covers 72% of the sRGB and 55% of Adobe RGB standards, which is not bad, but not impressive either. The T200’s display offers more accurate color reproduction than competing devices, as it registered a Delta-E rating of 3.5 (closer to 0 is more accurate). The display is however glossy which can be a problem if you go in bright sunny day you would find it hard to deal with the reflections.
The speakers are located on the sides of the tablet. Loud and punchy is what we call it. Provides a amazing multimedia experience. The only negative point is when you are holding the tablet in your hand the sound may sound a little muffles since the speakers will be covered by your hand.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The keyboard is small and handy. Good for people with small and slender fingers. However, if you have big “man” hands, you might find it difficult to work on the keyboard. As far as the touchpad nis concerned, Asus has done a great job. The touchpad is big enough, easy to use and delivers a far more pleasant typing experience while the new touchpad is just large enough to get things done without making you feel like you need a Bluetooth mouse. Multi touch gestures, such as two-finger scrolling and pinch-to-zoom, worked like a charm.
As an integrated solution, Intel’s HD Graphics’ (Bay Trail) primary purpose is to unload the processor via the incorporated video decoder. Thus, the tablet’s micro-HDMI port can transmit an FHD signal. Additionally, Intel’s Quick Sync is available. It is a fast and economic H.264 hardware encoder that is used by some video editing tools.
The camera is located at the topmost center of the tablet and it has a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera. The pictures taken from 5MP looks brighter and beautiful however the front camera gives you a little grainy image. The 5 MP camera is of no use in bad light conditions because the noise is too strong. The front camera picture has a yellow tone default. Overall experience if I may talk about, it is not that bad and not that great either.
The T200 is capable of going for up to 8 hours of daily use, with Wi-Fi ON and the screen at 50%, while performing a mix of the activities mentioned above, with the dock attached all of the time. And that’s not bad at all.
The tablet can also go for about 11 hours when left idle, with the screen completely dimmed down. At the same time, it will run out of juice in under 5 hours of full-load with the screen at max brightness.
Asus Transformer T200 is a 2 in 1, which can be used as regular tablet and laptop as using the docket keyboard. The keys of Keyboard are easy to use and makes it feel of complete laptop and not accessory.