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Asus Transformer T100 gets new chips, colours

Faster Bay Trail in red and white

The Asus Transformer Book T100 is getting a midlife update, complete with some fresh silicon and two new colour options.

In case you missed it, the T100 is a (very) affordable Windows 8.1 tablet based on Intel’s Bay Trail SoC. We had a chance to review it earlier this year and we were impressed by the sheer value offered by this hybrid, which starts at just $349. 

The frugal transformer now has a new chip, the Intel Atom Z3775, which runs at 1.46GHz to 2.39GHz. The original T100 relied on the Z3740, clocked at 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz. It still has 2GB of RAM, backed by 32GB to 64GB of eMMC storage. There’s a SKU with a 500GB hard drive in the keyboard dock, too.

On the aesthetic side, the T100 now ships in two new colour options, red and silverish white. has the lowdown and the new SKUs are already listed in Germany. The red version looks a bit odd, since the cover appears to be matte, although it could just be a poor product render. The white one is still glossy.



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