ASUS Transformer Book T101HA Detachable 2-in-1 Laptop Review

ASUS Transformer Book T101HA is a 10 inch detachable laptop with perfect combination of specifications and design. This detachable laptop belongs to ASUS Detachable Transformer Book series 2-in-1 laptops. T101HA is an updated model of T100HA. Lets see a simple review of ASUS Transformer Book T101HA 2-in-1 laptop.

T101HA is a stylish compact tablet cum laptop from ASUS. The tablet can be detached from the keyboard easily with a special 360 degree hinge. With that hinge, you can use this detachable laptop in many modes like Tent mode, Normal mode, Display mode and Tablet mode. This is very compact and lightweight 2-in-1 PC which weighs only 580 grams and is about 9 mm thin without keyboard. With keyboard, this weighs around 1 kg and is about 19 mm thin. Available in very attractive colors to suit your style. The best part of this detachable PC is the placement of ports. All ports are available on tablet, so connectivity will be simple.

This 2-in-1 PC features a 10.1 inch LED backlit HD (1280 x 800) display with WideView Technology and few ASUS display technologies like ASUS Splendid Technology and ASUS Tru2Life Technology. HD display with ASUS display technologies gives you better display quality than normal HD display's. To know more about ASUS technologies used in this laptop, please visit ASUS Innovations and Technologies.

This laptop is powered by 1.44 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor and comes with 4 GB DDR3L RAM, 64 GB eMMC drive and in-built Intel HD Graphics 400. Intel Atom x5-Z8350 is suitable for doing basic computing and not for heavy usage. As T101HA is more like a table PC with keyboard, so this processor can be accepted. You can browse internet, do light multi-tasking, write document etc. You can't multi-task or run demanding applications. You can play low graphic games in low resolutions but you can't play medium to higher graphic games. Graphic chip is best suited for display and not for gaming.

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Getting a 4 GB DDR3L RAM is more-than-enough for this processor. And getting 64 GB eMMC type storage for a detachable laptop is a great spec to consider. Most of the laptops in this price range feature a 32 GB eMMC storage at the time of writing this review. So, RAM and storage are the best specs for ASUS T101HA. Overall, this detachable notebook is suitable for light usage and using for entertainment purposes.

There will be a disappointment in webcam quality as this model comes with a 2 MP webcam and an integrated array microphone. So, you can't have high quality video calls. Audio from two stereo speakers is loud with bass. ASUS SonicMaster Technology is used for audio enhancement and you can set different audio profiles for different listening situations. Good connectivity options with a USB 2.0 port, micro USB port and micro HDMI port. You can expand storage memory via SD card. With 802.11 ac WiFi, you can have better internet connectivity than previous generation WiFi standards.

This detachable laptop runs on Windows 10 operating system. You can expect a greater battery life, up to 11 hours in normal usage. Battery life depends on your usage but in general, this battery life is awesome.

Pros:
  • Compact, stylish and lightweight design.
  • 4 GB DDR3L RAM and 64 GB storage.
  • Good connectivity options.
  • 802.11 ac WiFi.
  • Long battery life.
Cons:
  • Low quality webcam.

Specifications:

Technical Specification of ASUS Transformer Book T101HA
Display 10.1 inch LED backlit HD (1280 x 800) display with WideView Technology
Processor 1.44 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor
RAM 4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
Storage 64 GB eMMC
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 400
Webcam 2 MP Webcam with integrated Array Microphone
Audio Two built-in Stereo Speakers
Headphone Jack
ASUS SonicMaster Technology
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB 2.0 port
One micro HDMI port
One Micro USB
One  SD Card Reader
Battery Li-Polymer battery (Up to 11 hours of battery Life)
Dimensions 6.9 x 10.3 x 0.7 inches
Weight Approx. 2.2 lbs

Conclusion:

If you want a tablet cum laptop for basic computing, this model suits you. A portable 2-in-1 laptop suitable for entertainment purposes like watching movies and videos, listening music, for light office work like typing emails, documents and for other simple computing tasks.

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