Microsoft Surface RT  vs Asus Transformer Book T100 

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Released October, 2012

Microsoft Surface RT

  • 10.6"
  • 64 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows RT
Front view of Microsoft Surface RT
The solid build, kickstand, the associated rage of keyboards and big screen make it adept for both work and play, and it's the closest device we've seen to a true hybrid.
by TechRadar (Sep, 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

Back view of Microsoft Surface RT

Reasons to consider the
Microsoft Surface RT

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Has a rear camera 2 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Slightly bigger screen 10.6" vs 10.1" Around 5% bigger screen
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.33 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Front view of Asus Transformer Book T100

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Much longer battery life 11 hour vs 8 hour Around 40% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Much lighter 550 g vs 903 g Around 40% lighter
Supports voice commands Yes (Windows 8.1) vs No (Windows) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Much thinner 10.1 mm vs 13.5 mm More than 25% thinner
Smaller 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm vs 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm Around 30% smaller
Newer Oct, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 11 months later

Features Key features of the Surface RT  vs Transformer Book T100 

screen resolution

Surface RT
1366 x 768

camera resolution

CPU Cores

Surface RT
Quad core

CPU Frequency

Reviews Word on the street

Surface RT  vs Transformer Book T100 

7.0
7.7
The tablet's 1,366x768-pixel touch display is effective, but not particularly bright.
Transformer Book T100

6.0
8.0

Overall

7.3 Out of 10
7.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

Surface RT  vs
Transformer Book T100 
Size 10.6" 10.1"
Technology OLED IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1366 x 768
PPI 147 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 Quad core Quad core
Clock speed 1.5 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 RT  vs
Transformer Book T100 
Internal storage 64 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 1.3 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 2 MP None

ports

USB support 1 USB 2.0 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 903 g 550 g
Size 274.6 x 171.9 x 13.5 mm 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm
Thickness 13.5 mm 10.1 mm
Battery life 8 hour 11 hour
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