Let’s start the week with a test of the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA, a touch pad 10-inch keyboard dock praised for its good screen and long battery life.
Here are the specifications of the model tested:
|Dalle||10.1 ” HD LED multi-touch IPS (1280×800, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Atom x5-Z8350 (1.44 GHz)|
|installed RAM (max)||4GB (welded) DDR3L 1600MHz (4GB)|
|Storage Area||SSD 64GB (eMMC)|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD integrated processor|
|Audio System||2 Speakers|
|Webcam||Yes, 1.2 MP|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Card Reader||Yes, micro-SD|
|Output (s) video||micro-HDMI|
|Input (s) / Output (s)||Combo Headset / Microphone|
|USB||1 + 1 micro-USB USB 3.0|
|Operating System||Windows 10|
|Battery||2 30Whr cell|
|Size (mm)|| 259 x 170 x 6.9 mm (tablet)
259 x 170 x 15 mm (tablet + keyboard)
|Weight||0.79 Kg (535g + 255g tablet dock)|
|Other||chiclet keyboard, multi-touch touchpad|
Vis-à-vis the design, there are two things that distinguish the new Asus Transformer Mini T102HA the older generation of Transformer T-series: the size and the choice of materials. The appearance of a retractable support for the tablet’s rear is also a novelty. This brings much convenience for use on a desk or on the lap because it supports the screen and allows you to adjust the tilt as you like. The stand is made of metal and generally appears strong even if the tester reproach the finesse and sharp profile and the lack of rubber foot on the base.
Asus abandons the look clicking its concentric finish for a soft and smooth hull and a colorful keyboard (magnetic hinges), a very good point by the tester. Especially since the convertible seems solid with a great assembly. The edges are blunted and rounded corners, making it very pleasant to use tablet. The weight content also plays for much in comfort with only 800g on the scales.
connectivity, we find a standard size USB 3.0 port, micro HDMI and micro USB, located on the side. A micro SD slot is also present on the top, next to the power button. The small novelty is the fingerprint reader placed at the back, very useful to quickly and safely to your session.
The keyboard dock is pretty simple overall. Its exterior is made of canvas with rubber-like available in four colors (orange, mint green, beige and gray) while the inside is soft plastic, white or silver. The tablet and dock their solidarity through a strong magnetic hinge. As for the keyboard itself, it is not backlit, the key layout is standard, the short stroke and putts “spongy”. The touch pad is wide enough and sensitive for everyday use even if the integrated mouse buttons are a bit stiff and imprecise.
Asus opts for a 10.1-inch screen on the Mini Transformer T102HA with a 16:10 format, 1280 x 800 px resolution and an IPS panel. It’s classic and broadly enough that we cross for 2 years in this segment but it is no less honest either. The brightness is correct and the contrast ratio very satisfactory, as the color accuracy with a Delta E of around 2. The cover of sRGB spectrum is not complete however (81%) are not making it the ideal tool for professional use. In addition, the IPS panel is beneficial for its expanded viewing angles but the tester regrets that the definition is not dense because if you’re used to more precise, you may notice the pixels here.
When it comes to talk about performance, we began the delicate slope of this transformer Mini T102HA. The tested model is built around an Intel Atom Z8350 processor-X5, 4GB of RAM and an SSD eMMC 64GB versions, while others inherit only 2GB of RAM and can reach up ‘128 GB of storage capacity. The platform may well be obsolete (Intel Cherry Trail T – Q1 2015), the set comes out without much difficulty facing the common tasks of Win 10 (web browsing, video playback, light work on Office). However, multitasking remains problematic. The eMMC is quite slow, in reasonable proportions, and the ability not to store anything. Namely Asus has loaded his PC pre-installed programs that it will withdraw so as not to weigh on performance.
Thanks to the presence of a very low-power processor, no fan is required and the temperatures are still well contained. Similarly, the noise is non-existent in the absence of creaking or crackling.
Despite the small size of the battery, the Asus Transformer Mini T102HA happens to reach Internet navigation autonomy of 8:30 with active WiFi and up to 12 video playback. Too bad the load is done again via the micro-USB port, which involves a particularly long load times between 3am and 5am if you use it while charging.
He obtained the rating of 3.75 / 5.
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