Asus Transformer Book T100  vs Apple iPad Air 

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)
Released November, 2013

Apple iPad Air

  • 9.7"
  • 16 GB
  • WiFi 3G
  • iOS 7
Front view of Apple iPad Air
The location one is pretty neat because we can visualize on a map where the photos were taken!
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2013)

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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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supported card formats microSD vs None Supports supported card formats
Supports Adobe Flash Yes (Windows) vs No (iOS) Somewhat common; Many games and videos on the Internet require Adobe Flash
Slightly longer battery life 11 hour vs 10 hour 10% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
More RAM 2 GB vs 1 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
Much faster USB 572 MB/s (USB 3.0) vs 57 MB/s (USB 2.0) More than 10x faster USB; connect a high-speed external hard drive or other high-speed device
Sharper screen 155 ppi vs 131 ppi Around 20% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Slightly higher resolution 1366 x 768 vs 1024 x 768 Around 35% higher resolution
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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
Has a microphone jack Yes vs No Somewhat common; Can use an external microphone for superior audio quality
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Supports 3G Yes vs No Somewhat common; be online anywhere that has cell coverage
Thinner 8.6 mm vs 10.1 mm Around 15% thinner

Features Key features of the Transformer Book T100  vs iPad Air 

screen resolution

iPad Air
1024 x 768


camera resolution

CPU Cores

iPad Air
Dual core

CPU Frequency

iPad Air
1.3 GHz

Reviews Word on the street

Transformer Book T100  vs iPad Air 

The new spec uses a dual-core A5 processor that promises to be twice as fast with nine times the graphics performance.
iPad Air

It's also good for gaming - you can play turn-based games like office favourite Strategery with ease, since they don't require a particularly quick Internet connection.
iPad Air


7.9 Out of 10
8.6 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Transformer Book T100  vs
iPad Air 
Size 10.1" 9.7"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1024 x 768
PPI 155 ppi 131 ppi


Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0 Bluetooth v4.0
Supports 3G No Yes


Cores Quad core Dual core
Clock speed 1.33 GHz 1.3 GHz


Has a GPS No Yes
Has a compass Yes Yes
Has an accelerometer Yes Yes
Has a gyroscope Yes Yes
Has a light sensor Yes Yes


Transformer Book T100  vs
iPad Air 
Internal storage 32 GB 16 GB
RAM capacity 2 GB 1 GB
Supported card formats
Maximum capacity 128 GB N/A

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes No
Webcam 1.2 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera None 5 MP


USB support USB 3.0 USB 2.0
Hdmi support Micro HDMI None
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No Yes
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 550 g 610 g
Size 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm 241 x 186 x 8.6 mm
Thickness 10.1 mm 8.6 mm
Battery life 11 hour 10 hour
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