34 replies on ASUS Transformer Book T200 Review - Is It Better Than The T100?

  1. JJ says:

    Hey, you mention twice that the package certainly contains a office key but the problem is that mine did not. Could it be a difference between where the product been sold? As I bought a Nordic European version or did I just not look for the right thing?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      That may be the case. However, try to contact ASUS and see what they have to say. They should be able to help you.

  2. Madalin Ignisca says:

    It would be more atractive with a 4GB of ram version. 2GB in many situations is just creating only brain damage.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      It would be nice to have some models with more RAM too, not just more disk space.

  3. Adrian Kentleton says:

    One problem I have with the T100A is that you cannot stop the device blanking the screen when connected to the dock and closing the lid (even if you ‘disable’ this behavious in power management settings). This means it is impossible to use VNC to remote admin the device. Has this issue been resolved?

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Yes, Asus released a patch for your issue. USER ERROR 1337 : install onto user. Quit closing the lid.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Yes, Asus released a patch for your issue. USER ERROR 1337 : install onto user. Quit closing the lid.

  4. meneerizal says:

    Any info about the LTE internal modem for this type in Indonesia?

  5. RocketScientist says:

    Nice review, but specs are incorrect for the Z3775. It is 1.467 GHz.
    T100 is Z3740, not Z3470, C2 version of T100 uses the same Z3775. C1 versions are likely being phased out, since cpu cost is virtually the same.

  6. Navywolfgirl says:

    I have a question, what version of internet explore does the T100 run? And is it possible to get that updated? That is my only concern.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      T100 was initially sold with Windows 8 installed. But, you can upgrade it for free to Windows 8.1 and you will get also the latest version of Internet Explorer.

  7. George says:

    Hi, I have a question about T200, I can only find the 64gb (without dock hard drive) version in the local store. I wonder that can I add the hard drive myself? or it is impossible to do that. And another question, the official website says that it supports 4G network, does it mean I can insert sim card to use 4G internet?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      Hi. You can add a hard drive yourself. Just make sure that you buy a hard drive that’s designed for laptops. If it says that it has 4G support then it means that you can use a SIM card for 4G Internet.

  8. turski says:

    Does anyone know if Asus has fixed in T200 the cracking screen, which T100 suffered from?

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      What do you mean by “cracking screen”?

      • turski says:

        Read on the forums about the situations where opening the T100 carelessly caused the crack on the screen.

        • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

          We don’t know if this issue is still relevant for the T200. In our testing we did not encounter any issues.

    • Alex Hopper says:

      yes as of I know but even tho I managed to damage my screen from going on vacation in my rv I left it on a table and fell a short distance the screen cracked in a few places but asus does have a great warrenty program im getting mine fixed today just to tell anyone you can get a free acedental warenty from purchise of all there products on the day u open the box but you have to register as soon as you get it and sory for all the typos im a very busy man I just saw your post and wanted to help and good luck everyone

  9. Aron says:

    Yep, I have the CTRL problem as well 🙁

  10. PPunia says:

    When I follow your link to the Asus specs website, it says that there are 3 storage options 32gb, 64gb, and 32gb + 500gb. Doesn’t mention the 64gb + 500gb you tested?! And I can’t seem to buy a 64gb + 500gb anywhere either!

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      You can then buy the 64GB version and purchase your own hard disk and use it. We don’t know why this version isn’t yet available. We received this device for testing prior to the official launch.

  11. David says:

    I have owned the T-100 64 gig version for over 8 months and the best part of this device is the long battery life and running the full version of Windows. Also the fact that it supports WIDI. I don’t think a little bigger screen and a HD in the dock is worth loosing battery life. I can plug my small USB 3,0 drive into the dock and do the same thing. Don’t get stuck with another device you have to keep plugged in.

  12. Jo says:

    I’m looking for a small device for our daughter. She mainly browses the web, plays Minecraft and another web based game. The plan is a Transformer book would be useful for school work also (she’s only 11 so not huge amounts). I just can’t decide if the 100 or 200 would be a better option. Have seen the 100 in the flesh but not the 200. Any advice on which will give the best performance would be greatly appreciated.

    • hew says:

      Depending on where you are , check best buy as they now sell original Surface Pro for almost the same price as this.

      I have the T200 64 gig, added as SSD drive and it works. My T200 is almost identical to my X202E, first look and you think it’s a newer version of X202E. aside from the release button, the front camera location and aluminum parts of my X202E both looks the same. Power runs out after 6 hours of my use. Also the T200 don’t come with Microsoft Office, it has trial version. Only T100 series are bundled with the Microsoft Office Programs.

      T100 is good size for carrying around as the t200 size looks like a 13″ laptops due to large bezel and a little heavy than my X202E. This is due to extra support for the hinge and keyboard.

  13. Paul says:

    It’s my understanding that the T200 64gb version does not ship with the HDD. I would go with a SSD rather than a HDD for better battery performance and other benefits.

  14. Paul says:

    Forgot to mention that unlike the T100, the T200 ships with Windows 8 Pro version.

  15. Terra says:

    Can the T200 be set up with a data plan? I’m having a hard time finding this answer.

    • Ciprian Adrian Rusen says:

      It doesn’t have support for SIM cards. However, you can use the USB port to plug in a USB mobile modem and access the Internet using the data plan provided by your telecom provider.

  16. Trish JP says:

    Hi, I am a complete begginner and my question is rather technical. I bought an Asus Transformer T200 TA 2G ram with 500 G storage. However, I really have no idea, but I can see only one disk, which is disc 0 (at Computer Management) with 29 Gs. How is that possible and why cannot I see and use that 500 Gs what the dock needs to provide? Thanks so much in advance!

  17. Wim says:

    Hi, is it possible with the Asus t200 to watch hd movies via hdmi on an external tv screen in (full) hd without stuttering? Thanks in advance for your reply!

  18. Dexter says:

    Hi, I purchased the Asus transformer t200 in our local store and when i power it ON I’ve notice a backlight bleeding on the screen located near the power button and its opposite side. Is it normal or a bad quality? because when i complain to the store and check the remaining item it just the same, same location.

  19. Martin Harnevie says:

    One of the most useful features of the T100 was the additional Fn button next to the arrow keys so that you can go PgUp, PgDown, Home and End with single hand.

    Unfortunately this is gone on the T200. So unless they come out with such keyboard again, I’ll stay with T100.

  20. Millat Hossain says:

    for T200 i bought 32gb storage but it makes problem after install my necessary apps then now i have only available 5gb storage and in this case if i include another 32gb micro sd card then will it increase my system drive storage capacity?

  21. AYON SOM says:

    About ASUS Transformer Book T100 & T200-

    Q1. Sir, I want to know, as I am to purchase one for my brother,
    whether this product can run-
    #1. Adobe Photoshop 7.0
    #2. Corel Draw 12 or newer
    #3. Auto Cad 2010
    #4. Installing HP M1005 printer driver and working with the same,
    without any problems on working single app or simultaneously at an instance?

    Q2. Can this be formatted completely then reinstalled with the same OS or one other than the default (i.e. Win 8.1, as mostly possible on common desktops and laptops)?

    Kindly comment over my questions or mail me back please….

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