T100HA is a 10-inch Windows-based tablet that arrives in an assortment of different colours – Tin Grey, Aqua Blue, Rouge Pink or Silk White; ours being the latter. In this variant the finish is matt and feels of good quality. Having used T100HA for over a week and knocked it a few times we’re pleased to report this product doesn’t pick up scratches easily.
On the reverse side of the screen resides a metallic ASUS emblem, twin speakers and a handy 5 MegaPixel webcam.
The beauty of owning such a device like T100HA is that the supplied keyboard can be combined with the tablet to enhance overall functionality and provide a much more flexible user-experience.
Powering T100HA is Intel’s Cherry Trail Z8500 CPU – a quad-core Atom chip with 2MB Cache and which operates at up to 2.24GHz. This chip is also responsible for the graphics delivery via Intel HD Graphics (600MHz). ASUS has also installed 2GB of LPDDR3 1600 for memory usage and 64GB of solid state storage – there are in fact 32GB and 64GB versions. All of this combines to bring a rather capable Windows 10 tablet.
On the underside of T100HA there are four circular rubber studs which help to prevent the unit from slipping around when the keyboard attachment is fixed onto the tablet.
Casting our eye over the left-side of T100HA we’re surprised to see the implementation of USB 3.1 Type-C. This port is up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and is a handy bit of functionality to have on such a device – there may not be many Type-C devices on the market just now but this certainly future-proofs this product.
Immediately next to this port there is a volume rocker button allowing volume to be increased or decreased.
Over on the other side there are even more ports to take advantage of. From left to right we have:
• Micro SD card slot
• Mini HDMI port
• Micro USB port
• Headphone jack
• USB 2.0 port
The inclusion of these ports means that T100HA is extremely flexible; additional storage devices can be connected, headphones can be attached using a standard mini-jack and the display can be projected onto a larger screen to playback video, view pictures or even engage in a Powerpoint presentation.
The micro-USB port doubles up to act as the charging port for T100HA – the supplied cable plugs into this port.
At this stage you might be wondering “where exactly is the power button?” Well, this has been integrated to the front-edge of the screen/tablet. This small elongated button also has a respective LED to indicate activity.
On the next page we’ll continue our close look at T100HA.