...while the T100HA isn't powerful enough to be your only computer, it shows signs of promise as a companion device.
The Asus Transformer Book T100HA combines the value of an old-fashioned netbook with the mod cons of a convertible PC.
Unlike premium 2-in-1 solutions, the T100HA doesn't attempt to excel in all areas and instead offers the basics of tablet and laptop computing in an accessible package priced from £229.
It's an important distinction to make, as we feel the Transformer Book is by no means as a laptop replacement and functions instead a secondary device that could substitute for a tablet or Chromebook. There's little to shout about from a hardware perspective - CPU performance is limited and the low-res display leaves something to be desired - yet while the T100HA isn't powerful enough to be your only computer, it shows signs of promise as a companion device.
All-day battery life, passive cooling and good connectivity options are some of the highlights, and the system ultimately asks the question that Microsoft and its partners are eager for you to address: would you prefer a low-cost tablet or a low-cost Windows 10 PC? At £229, the Transformer Book T100HA gives you that option.
Available for £229
Good battery life
Silent, passive cooling
Good connectivity options
Runs Windows 10 as standard
Cramped keyboard and trackpad
Asus Transformer Book T100HA
The Asus Transformer Book T100HA is available to purchase from PC World.
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