Samsung ATIV Tab  vs Asus Transformer Book T100 

Released October, 2012

Samsung ATIV Tab

  • 10.1"
  • 32 GB
  • WiFi
  • Windows 8
Front view of Samsung ATIV Tab
Aside from being one of the first out the gate, the Samsung Ativ Tab looks to be a strong contender in its own right, with a slim build and solid specs.
by TechRadar (Jan, 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 Samsung ATIV Tab

Reasons to consider the
Samsung ATIV Tab

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Has a rear camera 1.9 MP vs None Most tablets have a rear camera; Can be used like a point-and-shoot camera
Latest and greatest OS Windows 8 vs Windows 8.1 Newer windows OS; Get all the latest features and security updates with a more recent version
Has a GPS Yes vs No Somewhat common; Get directions and navigation, geotag photos
Significantly higher resolution front camera 5 MP vs 1.2 MP Around 4.2x higher resolution front camera; Video chat with other people
Faster processor 1.5 GHz vs 1.33 GHz Around 15% faster processor; run computation-intensive applications, such as photo editing, faster
Thinner 8.9 mm vs 10.1 mm More than 10% thinner
Slightly smaller 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm vs 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm More than 10% smaller
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
Longer battery life 11 hour vs 8 hour Around 40% longer battery life; surf the web longer without having to plug in
Supports voice commands Yes (Windows 8.1) vs No (Windows 8) Somewhat common; Can be operated hands free
Marginally newer Oct, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 11 months later
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

Features Key features of the ATIV Tab  vs Transformer Book T100 

screen resolution

ATIV Tab
1366 x 768
The thicker build quality and lower-resolution screen suggest that I wouldn't use it quite as much as a standalone tablet in most cases.
Transformer Book T100 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

camera resolution

The 1.3-megapixel Webcam looks good for Skyping.
Transformer Book T100 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

CPU Cores

ATIV Tab
Dual core
The keyboard bottom half has its own USB 3.0 port - a benefit of upgrading to a Bay Trail processor - but the rest of the ports (and the headphone jack) are on the tablet top half.
Transformer Book T100 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

CPU Frequency

ATIV Tab
1.5 GHz
This is one of the first systems we've seen with this new class of Atom processors: previous Windows 8 systems with Atoms were actually pretty decent machines, if you accepted their limitations: for everyday tasks, they fared quite well, and had good battery life.
Transformer Book T100 | by c|net (Nov, 2013)

Reviews Word on the street

Specifications Full list of technical specs

display

ATIV Tab  vs
Transformer Book T100 
Size 10.1" 10.1"
Technology LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1366 x 768 1366 x 768
PPI 155 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 1.5 GHz 1.33 GHz

sensors

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

storage

ATIV Tab  vs
Transformer Book T100 
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 5 MP 1.2 MP
Rear camera 1.9 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 built-in microphone Yes Yes

form factor

Weight 570 g 550 g
Size 265.8 x 168.1 x 8.9 mm 171 x 263 x 10.1 mm
Thickness 8.9 mm 10.1 mm
Battery life 8 hour 11 hour
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