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Much like the Bay Trail FFRD we tested, the T100 is equipped with 2GB of LPDDR3. NAND storage options include 32GB or 64GB eMMC. There's also a single microSD card reader.
There's keyboard dock included (!!) that adds a USB 3.0 port. The T100 ships with an integrated 31Wh battery. The tablet measures 10.4" x 6.7" x 0.41" (0.93" thick with the dock) and weighs 550g/1.2 lbs (2.4 lbs with the dock).
On the software side, in addition to Windows 8.1 you get a pre-installed copy of Office 2013.

The included keyboard dock & Office 2013 makes it a good value, Although the battery size(Ipad4's is 11.5 Wh larger) & Screen resolution(would love to pay for a $399 1080p version) leave something to be desired.

The other concern is only 32GB of storage(29.8GiB) on the base model, after Win8.1 +Office 2013(23+ GiB) There is not much room left for other programs.
Edited by sherlock - 9/11/13 at 5:47pm
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ill be buying it... when is the release? seems like a solid deal since it comes with office and the dock.
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ill be buying it... when is the release? seems like a solid deal since it comes with office and the dock.

Release date in the Title: October 18th.
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The hardware is adapting, the prices are becoming more reasonable and the software is improving all the time.

Say what you want about Windows 8, the pressure it's put on the whole mobile pc industry to get its backside in gear and the way it has responded with an ongoing slew of new ideas/products is only going to be a good thing in the long run.

If this progress keeps up, we can get some truly strong products this time next year that could easily eliminate many peoples reasons to buy a single function/form factor tablet or laptop even.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 9/12/13 at 6:17am
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Wow... looks to be the best budget tablet out there.

Wish there would have been a stylus.
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even for 399 with 64GB im on board.
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even for 399 with 64GB im on board.

Fasted GPU, full OS, and a solid GPU with great batterylife. LIke, for that much, this is literally a steal. Refurbished models would be priced insanely well!

What Android or iOS device can even come remotely close (we're talking overall productivity and performance)? Even at this price range. But damn, I wish it had native wacom stylus support. Only reason why I'm excepted for the SurfacePro.
Edited by Domino - 9/12/13 at 6:46am
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Fasted GPU, full OS, and a solid GPU with great batterylife. LIke, for that much, this is literally a steal. Refurbished models would be priced insanely well!

What Android or iOS device can even come remotely close? Even at this price range. But damn, I wish it had native wacom stylus support. Only reason why I'm excepted for the SurfacePro.

Part of me really wanted the surface pro, but the fan was a killer.
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Fasted GPU, full OS, and a solid GPU with great batterylife. LIke, for that much, this is literally a steal. Refurbished models would be priced insanely well!

What Android or iOS device can even come remotely close? Even at this price range. But damn, I wish it had native wacom stylus support. Only reason why I'm excepted for the SurfacePro.

Part of me really wanted the surface pro, but the fan was a killer.

Wonder what the Surface 2 Pro is going to be like.
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Wonder what the Surface 2 Pro is going to be like.
Now that this is out, i don't feel i'd want to spend more than 600 on a surface pro. They both have the same ability only this would be half the price if its 800.
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