Asus Transformer Book T200 Review – Dock Fixed convertible




The Transformer T200 is the bigger brother of the Asus T100 has a 11.6 “screen with a 1366×768 pixel resolution. The T200 is characterized by the many connectivity options, including that of a 2.5” -sata-drive in the dock . The IPS screen has good viewing angles, but the clarity would have liked higher. For a cheap Windows tablet is the color it pretty good. The battery life is six hours rather average, but do not make it. Promised nine to ten hours Office 2013 is, unlike the T100, not bundled with the T200.

Wide connectivity
Good color rendering
Disappointing battery life
Screen brightness can later
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Price publication: € 400, –
End of 2013 brought the Asus Transformer T100 off, a 10.1 “tablet with keyboard dock-Windows, Windows 8.1 and a free Office 2013 license for just 350 euros.’s T100 proved popular and garnered at Tweakers praise because of its long battery life and good value for money. Meanwhile, Asus has released the T200., the slightly bigger brother of the T100 has a 11.6 “screen, a larger keyboard dock and more connectivity. The price is fifty euro higher and we are wondering whether we can get. The T200 impressed

Asus Transformer T200


Anyone who has ever seen a Transformer T100 or held, it will immediately see his first look at the T200 that you’re dealing with a larger tablet. Along with the display screen edges are also grown, making the T200 a hefty tablet. The weight has also increased to 777 grams, and that, along with the size, means that the T200 is not really good late retention and better comes into its own in the dock. Due to the larger dimensions of the tablet is also a piece of the dock have become broader and more, the surface of the touch pad grown slightly.

If we look more closely at the T200, there appear to be more differences. The back of the tablet is no longer made from shiny smooth plastic, but gray ribbed plastic, with a circle motif surrounding the Asus logo. Top of the screen is a 5-megapixel camera and that is new, because the T100 had only a front camera.

Also, the hinge has been changed. When the T100 and previous Transformer docks the hinge clasping the bottom of the tablet, but at the T200 is the back-free. Unfortunately, that seems to be that it is changed to the hinge, the only one because as with previous Transformer docks tablet can clip-down condition still too easy forward and backward wiggle.

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Asus Transformer T200, right, compared with a 10.1 “Aspire -Acer Switch

Keyboard and touchpad

The hinge is not the most significant improvement to the keyboard dock. Asus has namely considerable connections and creates space for a 2.5 “disk -sata, accessible open propellers. Flap on the underside The slices should not be thicker than 7.5 mm, and the maximum speed will not make fast, because internally the disk connected to the tablet via USB, but this is the best way to add. lots of storage to your T200 For up to 128GB, you can still use a micro sd card, but would more, then a hard drive, the only way a particularly practical option so that Asus is not reserved to the T200,. at Computex we saw a T100 with the same cover.

Despite all that tinkering with the keyboard dock the actual keyboard is not improved. The keys themselves are not, for example increased. Moreover, they still give a moderate feedback and there is little force needed to springs. Surrounding letters in an attack along The stability of the dock is fortunately improved by wider hinge, making the T200 easy wobbling back and forth horizontally.

On the touchpad, we have to complain less. The size is increased compared to the T100 and other 10 “notebooks, and that means that you simply can finish rather than stop them halfway because the touchpad is so small., The clicks feel a little cheap, but clearly you wipe movements and no worse than we would expect. a convertible four hundred euro


Because the T200 is larger than the T100, there was more space for connectors, which can be found mainly in the dock are. Compared to the T100, the dock, a USB port when received, bringing the total to a USB 2.0 and a USB 3.0 port comes out. Noteworthy is the 100Mbit / s Ethernet connection, which nowadays is omitted on many laptops but just present in the dock of the T200.

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A disadvantage of this construction is that all paired devices and connections, such as Ethernet, an external hard drive and possibly a 2.5 “-sata-drive in the dock, all lose the connection if you want to use the tablet. Loose more than T100 T200 seems, therefore, to be able to be used as a laptop, and is not intended as a tablet with possible docking station.

The biggest change on the tablet itself is the new connection for the charger. That’s not going through micro-usb, but through its own adapter, allowing the micro-USB connector only use is in combination with an OTG cable. In addition, the T200 still has a micro SD slot and a micro HDMI connection.


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