Microsoft Surface Pro 2  vs Asus Transformer Book T100 

Released October, 2013

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8.1 Pro
Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2
This also coped well with outdoor pictures on the rear camera taken on an overcast day; despite the cloud, colours were bright and fairly accurate.
by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)
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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)

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Microsoft Surface Pro 2

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface Pro 2

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Significantly longer battery life 15 hour vs 11 hour More than 35% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Has a rear camera 0.9 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Much more expandable storage 2,048 GB (SDXC) vs 128 GB (microSD) 16x more maximum capacity
More RAM 4 GB vs 2 GB 2x more RAM; Better able to run big apps with lots of content
More storage capacity 64 GB vs 32 GB 2x more storage capacity; Holds more music, movies and photos
Significantly sharper screen 207 ppi vs 155 ppi Around 35% sharper PPI; enjoy photo-realistic, crisp images
Significantly higher resolution 1920 x 1080 vs 1366 x 768 Around 2x higher resolution
Bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.6 GHz vs 1.33 GHz More than 20% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of Asus Transformer Book T100

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More cores Quad core vs Dual core Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly lighter 550 g vs 907 g Around 40% lighter
Supports voice commands Yes (Windows 8.1) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Significantly thinner 10.1 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 25% thinner
Smaller 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm vs 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm Around 30% smaller

Features Key features of the Surface Pro 2  vs Transformer Book T100 

screen resolution

Surface Pro 2
1920 x 1080
Throw in Microsoft's own hone brewed ClearType rendering technology as well, it's able to deliver great details to even the finest of text – so there's plenty of sharpness and clarity to it.
Surface Pro 2 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

camera resolution

The camera preview is lower resolution than the picture you take.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

CPU Cores

Surface Pro 2
Dual core
To be exact, with our specific review unit, it features a dual-core 4th generation Intel Core i5 4200U processor clocked in at 1.6GHz – coupled by 4GB of dual-channel LPDDR3 RAM, the Intel HD Graphics 4400 GPU, and speedy 128GB solid state drive.
Surface Pro 2 | by PhoneArena (Oct, 2013)

CPU Frequency

The new processor and graphics are definitely faster, in software and on sites that can take advantage of them.
Surface Pro 2 | by TechRadar (Oct, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street

Surface Pro 2  vs Transformer Book T100 

7.9
7.7
Overall, while I think the Surface Pro 2 is the more useful product, I wish it had gotten the same design love as the RT version.
Surface Pro 2

8.0
8.0
The 1,920 by 1080 resolution is great for movies (and means you'll keep the DPI and zoom settings up, because while text is crisp, clear and smooth it can also be a little small on the 10.6-inch screen).
Surface Pro 2

Overall

8.1 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface Pro 2  vs
Transformer Book T100 
Size 10.6" 10.1"
Technology IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1366 x 768
PPI 207 ppi 155 ppi

network

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

processor

Cores Dual core Quad core
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 1.33 GHz

sensors

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

storage

Surface Pro 2  vs
Transformer Book T100 
Internal storage 64 GB 32 GB
RAM capacity 4 GB 2 GB
Supported card formats
SDXC
microSD
SDHC
SD
Maximum capacity 2,048 GB 128 GB

photo & video

Adobe flash support Yes Yes
Webcam 0.9 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 0.9 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 3.0 USB 3.0
Hdmi support 1 HDMI Micro HDMI
Has a headphone jack Yes Yes
Has a microphone jack No No
Has a built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 907 g 550 g
Size 274.6 x 172.9 x 13.5 mm 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 10.1 mm
Battery life 15 hour 11 hour
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