Asus Transformer Book T100  vs Acer Iconia W4 

Released October, 2013

Asus Transformer Book T100

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Asus Transformer Book T100
Full Windows 8 PCs running newer Intel Atom processors and costing around $400 have been here for the last year, but here's why the T100 is special: it has a newer Bay Trail Atom processor that's faster and offers far better battery life, and the overall shape and design is a lot like the Asus Transformer Android keyboarded tablets, which we've always been fond of.
by c|net (Nov, 2013)
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Released October, 2013

Acer Iconia W4

  • 8"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1
Front view of Acer Iconia W4
Its silver aluminum build keeps it lightweight, but it's also attractive.
by c|net (Oct, 2012)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Asus Transformer Book T100

Reasons to consider the
Asus Transformer Book T100

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Has a Wi-Fi 802.11n vs None Most tablets have a Wi-Fi
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 10 hour 10% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much faster Bluetooth 24 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v4.0) vs 3 Mbit/s (Bluetooth v3.0) 8x faster Bluetooth
Has a light sensor Yes vs No Somewhat common; Automatically adjust screen brightness for environmental factors
Significantly bigger screen 10.1" vs 8" More than 25% bigger screen
Thinner 10.1 mm vs 10.8 mm More than 5% thinner
Back view of Acer Iconia W4

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Has a rear camera 5 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Much smaller Unknown x Unknown x 10.8 mm vs 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm 100% smaller
Lighter 415 g vs 550 g Around 25% lighter
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Significantly faster processor 1.8 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 35% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Sharper screen 188 ppi vs 155 ppi More than 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Higher resolution front camera 2 MP vs 1.2 MP More than 65% higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people

Features Key features of the Transformer Book T100  vs Iconia W4 

screen resolution

Iconia W4
1280 x 800

memory

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Iconia W4
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Iconia W4
1.8 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Transformer Book T100  vs Iconia W4 

7.7
7.4
The tablet's 1,366x768-pixel touch display is effective, but not particularly bright.
Transformer Book T100

8.0
6.0

Overall

7.9 Out of 10
6.8 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Transformer Book T100  vs
Iconia W4 
Size 10.1" 8"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1280 x 800
PPI 155 ppi 188 ppi

network

Wi-Fi
802.11n
802.11g
802.11b
802.11
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v3.0
Supports 3G No No

processor

Cores Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.33 GHz 1.8 GHz

sensors

Has a GPS No Yes
Has a light sensor Yes No

storage

Transformer Book T100  vs
Iconia W4 
Internal storage 32 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
microSD
Maximum capacity 128 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 1.2 MP 2 MP
Rear camera None 5 MP

ports

USB support USB 3.0 Micro USB
Hdmi support Micro HDMI Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 550 g 415 g
Size 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm Unknown x Unknown x 10.8 mm
Thickness 10.1 mm 10.8 mm
Battery life 11 hour 10 hour
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