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Asus’ new Transformer Book comes with Windows 10, USB Type-C, and 14 hours of battery life

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Among an avalanche of products revealed today at Computex Taipei, Asus has announced the Transformer Book T100HA, the follow-up to its inexpensive T100 Windows 8 2-in-1 device. The new model will come preloaded with Windows 10 and feature the smaller, reversible USB Type-C port seen in Apple’s 12-inch MacBook. The 8.45mm-thick, 580g tablet chassis is available in four colors, and the screen is 10.1 inches at 1280 x 800.

Asus hasn't said how much the T100HA will cost, but it wouldn't be surprising to see it fall in the same range as its $349 predecessor. Its low resolution might be a deal-breaker for some, although the screen is otherwise decent, and the build is very much on the plasticky side. Still, the keyboard doesn't feel too bad to type on, and the trackpad is better than seen on many other models in this class.

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Asus is claiming 14 hours of battery life for the T100HA, which runs on quad-core Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5 processors and 4GB of RAM. The company hasn't set a release date beyond a vague third-quarter launch period, but you can count on seeing more thin, USB Type-C-equipped Windows 10 devices after Microsoft releases its latest OS this summer.