Best Deal: $249 for ASUS Transformer Mini T102, a Windows 10 tablet-laptop with detachable keyboard, HD screen, 4GB of RAM (pen included)
Posted by B. Johnson
A few days ago, GetConnectedMedia held an interesting giveaway contest that would reward you a free Asus 2-in-1 hybrid laptop if you won the sweepstake. The device that the company is giving away is Asus Transformer Mini T102, a Windows 10 tablet that can turn into a laptop with detachable keyboard. The good new is, now you can buy this Asus laptop officially from Microsoft.
So just a few hours ago, Microsoft Store US just opened up the door for people who want to buy Asus Transformer Mini T102 laptop from its store. The company is only asking you $249 if you want to bring this laptop back to your house.
Considering its affordable price and also the other great things that this Asus laptop has to offer - like long lasting battery life, lightweight design, bright screen and good sounding speakers (according to some reviews) - we totally believe that Asus Transformer Mini can be a good purchase for you.
On paper, Asus Transformer Mini T102 actually doesn't look really disappointing at all as a productivity-focused laptop. As a starter, it's powered by a quad-core Intel Atom X5 (z8350) Cherry Trail processor and 4gigs of RAM. So it's surely capable to perform well for some basic tasks like typing, editing spreadsheets, etc.
But of course, with this type of hardware package, you just cannot expect this laptop to be powerful enough to handle today's PC games because that's not going to happen. But for doing some basic tasks, you can definitely count on it.
Asus Transformer Mini features a 10.1-inch display sporting the HD 1280x800 pixel resolution. It's running on Windows 10 Pro OS so you can run any Windows-based software without any problem, especially thanks to its huge 4GB of RAM.
The coolest thing is, ASUS is also offering you a free digitizer pen or stylus within the package. We do hope that it also comes with Windows Ink feature which will make the writing experience more pleasing and realistic with this pen.
But the awesomeness of this hybrid laptop apparently doesn't stop there yet my friends.
There's also fingerprint reader equipped on this laptop. And thanks to the support of One-touch login and Windows Hello, you'll surely find it really easy and fast to unlock this device by using your fingerprint or even your voice.
In terms of design, this laptop is actually pretty superior in that department, despite being an affordable laptop. It comes with magnesium-aluminum alloy materials and it's also really thin and light in weight. So you can conveniently use this device on-the-go anywhere without a problem.
On the back of this device, there is this step-less kickstand that helps keep this laptop steady when put on the table in laptop mode. The coolest thing is, you can arrange this kickstand to what angle that suits you best (for up to 170 degrees). This kickstand actually kind of reminds us with the same type of design that Microsoft is using on its Surface Pro tablet.
One of the best things you'll get to enjoy from this laptop is that, this laptop has long lasting battery life. In fact, according to some review we stumbled up on internet, Asus Transformer Mini is indeed really impressive in battery life.
It even could last around 11 hours in video playback. So basically, this Asus laptop is more than capable to last all day long when used for doing basic tasks.
Well, if you're interested of getting this affordable-but-impressive hybrid laptop from Asus, be sure to head over to Microsoft Store US now because Asus Transformer Mini T102 will only cost you $249.99.
The package includes a detachable keyboard case, a pen (stylus) and this model comes with 64GB of Solid State storage.
But of course, we totally don't recommend this laptop to you if you're looking for a gaming laptop because Asus Transformer Mini is definitely not that kind of laptop. Based on the review, this Asus laptop is pretty sluggish in performance.
However, if you only want a laptop that can accommodate your basic productive needs, like typing or editing Office works, then Asus Transformer Mini can be a good option for you.