Windows 10 on the Asus t100 – Review and Giveaway

The release of the Asus t100 coincided with Windows 8.1. The tablet was arguably the most successful Windows 8/8.1 tablet thanks to it’s small size, detatchable keyboard, and wallet friendly pricepoint. Being that the system requirements for Windows 10 are almost the same as that of 8.1, I figured I’d test out and review Microsoft’s latest OS, and giveaway the tablet preloaded with Windows 10 to a lucky reader. Comment below and you will be entered in a drawing to win! See the official details here. Contest ends 9/30.

Click the image to buy the Asus t100 for $185 from Amazon.

Upgrade Process:

I  pretty much never go through an OS upgrade process (at least, when it comes to windows). That being said, since Microsoft is rolling this out as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7+, I figured I’d give it a shot since many people will take that journey to get to Win10. After installing quite a few updates, the upgrade was pretty seamless. It just happens as a regular old Windows update. A couple items of note: on devices with limited storage, you will likely need to make space for the upgrade to happen, and if you are a big Windows Media Center person, WMC is dead in windows 10. You cannot pay for the upgrade, it just does not exist.

Desktop Experience:

The desktop experience is vastly improved over Windows 8, and will not take a huge adjustment for Windows 7 users. Most notably, the start menu is back, which eliminates the feel of having two entirely different Operating systems running at the same time. All “metro” styled apps now can run in a window by default, the the windows “snap” feature has been upgraded so that you can quickly snap you apps to each corner of the screen (or still just split the screen down the middle).

Tablet Experience:

The tablet experience is mostly unmolested from Windows 8, with a few items to note: You can manually change into tablet mode, or if you are using a 2 in one device such as the t100, Windows will switch automatically depending on if the keyboard is attached or detached. In tablet mode windows automatically take up the entire screen, but you are still free to move between new styled apps, and oldschool desktop style apps. Also, the “Charms” that most of us despised but had gotten used to, are gone entirely in favor of a “notification center” similar to that of Android or IOS. This is a big improvement and make a lot of setting available without having to dig into the control panel.

Other New Stuff:

I’ve got a larger post on “What’s New” in Windows 10 available here. Here are 3 of my favorite new features:

  1. Internet Explorer is freakin’ dead! As a web developer I couldn’t be happier to see this browser go, as a user, the new Edge browser is cleaner, and faster than it’s old counterpart.
  2. Multiple Desktops: Linux has been doing this forever, but windows will finally allow for multiple “virtual desktops” allowing you to switch quickly between an entire desktop.
  3. Cortana: Microsoft’s new digital assistant gives you ways to quickly access information with keystrokes, or your voice.

Overview, and Future of Windows 10: 

I like Windows 10. It feels like legit upgrade over windows 7, it destroys the feel of Windows 8/8.1. And it does it while being a free upgrade. As a Desktop OS, it’s entirely ready for the masses, and desktop users will have an immediately satisfying experience on Windows 10. For Tablet users, it’s biggest pitfall will still be it’s lack of apps when compared to IOS or Android. Microsoft, to their credit, is making it much easier for developers to move their apps from IOS and Android to Windows 10, and I would expect that by this time next year Windows 10 apps will be flooding in. That being said, if you want to make the switch but you’re okay with hanging onto your old tablet for a year, I may hold out until there is more App support on Wind 10. Overall, Windows 10 does not disappoint, and I give the Operating System an 88% awesome rating.

180 thoughts on “Windows 10 on the Asus t100 – Review and Giveaway

  1. The upgrade sounds great, I’m looking forward to installing it. I’ll do it the way you did as a Windows Update. Thank you for sharing this review.

  2. Oh man I would love to win this. Its sounds awesome! But anything is better than my phone that starts getting hot pretty fast now because I’m on it all day; I haven’t had a computer for bout eleven months now which was when my computer died. So since January when I got my phone I’ve been using it as a lame computer replacement, lol; but again it’s better than nothing, right? 😀

  3. My laptop needs to be replaced; I’m considering a tablet. Winning one would be wonderful! Thanks for the chance.

  4. I just downloaded the update for my Toshiba Laptop, and integration has been a piece of cake. I haven’t dug around much, though. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Sounds like a computer that I would love to own! My current computer is ancient. About 5 years old. The computer being described sounds fantastic!

  6. I am loving Windows 10. I wasn’t much of a fan of 8 and 8.1 and wasn’t sure how I would like 10, but after trying the technical preview for a month before release, I was hooked on it.

  7. I have a friend that owns one of the Transformers. His whole family have really enjoyed using it, even with Windows 8’s flaws. Having tested Windows 10 since October last year, I’m curious to see, for myself, just how well this tablet can handle Windows 10!

  8. Great tablet, would like to win one. I already have upgraded to Windows 10 and it is much more efficient than Windows 7. Don’t have a tablet though, but would love to win one, they are much more portable than notebooks or laptops.

  9. I love the fact that the charms have been eliminated and we now have the notification center that we know and love with our android products. That’s a big plus for me!

  10. Thanks for the review. I need a new computer and have been trying to decide whether a laptop or tablet is the best option. This looks like the perfect combination.

  11. I spent most of last weekend upgrading my computer to Windows 10. My son said I should not have because “always wait until newer versions come out, so all the bugs are fixed”. Well, I did not listen of course and went ahead and did it. I had a few glitches along the way, had nothing to do with the installation but the fact that when you upgrade you need to make sure that all of your items you have plugged into your computer, needs to be unplugged, i.e.,. Printer, HDMi cords, etc. Once I unplugged everything, installation was a breeze, and I even did a clean install. I had had so many issues with my desktop prior to this that with the upgrade, all of the issues have been resolved. Just gone and it is like having a new computer.

    I am glad though that I took the chance with the upgrade, no matter what my son said…lol. I agree with you, the Edge browser is really nice, nothing fancy. I still use Chrome because all of the things I used daily is there, until I figure out Edge, which I hope to start using more. I have not utilized Cortana a lot but over time I think it will come in handy!!
    Great review!! Thank you!

  12. Not joking, my laptop died last night so I will be over extending my Windows phone usage. Could really use a tablet!

  13. I think some people are having issues upgrading due to not enough memory. I only have a tablet right now. The 2in1 seems like a nice option.

  14. I could really use this 2-in-1. Nice that it comes with Windows 10. I didn’t have problems with 8 at all.

  15. This looks like a good product. At least Windows 10 is a free upgrade. I do like your advice to wait until there’s more app support.

  16. I would really like to win this tablet. I have not purchased a tablet as of yet. So this would really be a excellent gift.

  17. I have never had a laptop but this is the one I want so much, I love all of it’s features and everything it does, I hope I can get one one day

  18. I love all the features of this. My husband is deployed overseas & this would make the perfect gift for him.

  19. Love the new Windows 10 upgrade. I was a little skeptical with switching over from Windows 7 but I’m glad I did.

  20. I would so love to win this, but probably not. I keep trying to win a tablet and keep comong up empty. 🙁

  21. Thanks for the review. I have been hesitant about upgrading but think I will go ahead and upgrade to 10.

  22. Awesome giveaway! Would love to win this for school, since I am taking a few courses online as well as on campus. I am about to upgrade to Windows 10 on my computer, but am not sure about if there are any negatives to upgrading or if it might not be as compatible since it’s a few years old!

  23. Ausus and Windows 10 – a great combination. Would be happy to wait for more support from Windows for a better performance.

  24. I can’t wait to try Windows 10 myself, however I am very curious of all the capabilities of this version on the Asus. This was a very informative post, thank you very much for that and for the opportunity to win.

  25. I upgraded to 10 the day it was released. I did love 7, till it started acting up, and nothing would repair it. Since upgrading, I’ve really liked what I see, and have had only a couple small issues to work around.

  26. I installed Windows 10 on my laptop (previously running Windows 7) and I really like it. My computer has been crashing less and running faster. I would love to try Windows 10 on a tablet!!

  27. I still wait for the windows icon 10 to tell me that i am ready to install them im eager to have them because i have seen a demoand they must be the best windows ever!!

  28. I’m really interested in how this performs on mobile devices. I have been using Win 10 through the Insider Program on a low-powered desktop and its performance is okay, but I’m concerned that performance will not hold up on more limited mobile devices.

  29. I need this tablet in more ways than you could ever imagine. It would be for my daughter. Her old device is living on borrowed time and she uses it to run her business.

  30. I love that it’s a 2 in 1 device I love a laptop but also a tablet so it’d be great to have them both. I also like that it looks sleek and hi tech. Definitely my style and catches my eye. It had windows 10?! And your tight internet explorer he’d to go!

  31. A tablet like this with a detachable keyboard is really the best of both worlds. Would definitely love to try it (and Windows 10).

  32. I’ve heard so much positive feedback about the ASUS t100. It looks stunning. The display is bright, too…good for old eyes!

  33. I could really use this where I live. It would be much easier for me. I live in a nursing home and take my computer around to residence who are unable to get out of bed. I get their families on Skype for them.

  34. I would love to get this. That way I could take it with me to the library for the computer classes. As i don’t really know how to work one. My fingers are doubled crossed.

  35. I am loving all the specs on this and to have it preloaded with windows 10 is nice 🙂 Well ‘ I definitely know I could use this to help me with my back to school, but as much as I want it I will probably give this to one of my daughters who also will be attending College. Thanks for the chance and Good Luck to All

  36. I love that the keyboard is detachable. It’s nice that you can use it as a tablet or computer with one simple click.

  37. I’m interested in trying windows 10, i always like new bells and whistles. i love technology and this Asus t100 looks great and very adaptable..

  38. My husband would really love this, he hates using an actual laptop so a 2 in 1 would be perfect from him. His current computer he bought when he came back from being deployed 6 years ago.

  39. Great giveaway! Our computer needs to be replaced so bad! This sounds great! Thanks for the chance; )

  40. I was hesitant to update to windows 10 but now I think I’m going to plunge right in and try it out, great review!

  41. I’ve seen this in the store and it looks awesome, I think it’s so cool how it’s a tablet and laptop in one.

  42. This little gem sounds fun and reminds me of the Surface. I liked your comment about Windows Explorer being dead! Hooray! Thanks for a fun site, and great giveaway!

  43. Windows 10 has been awesome! It would be better with a hybrid though (still using a laptop, though it’s good enough)

  44. I’ve been wanting an Android tablet to use as a secondary monitor as well as e-reader, here goes nothin.

  45. my Win10 upgrade was seamless. Finally, 20 years later, Microsoft has figured out in place upgrade. Nice review… Looking forward to more about the t100

  46. Thanks for this chance and yeah I totally agree, Windows 10 makes all the difference. Its sort of what Windows 8/8.1 should have been.

  47. I would love to try out a new tablet. I have only ever used an older IPad and my Kindle, I would love to have a Windows tablet! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. These tablets are just getting more and more advanced and love that the prices are very reasonable. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  49. this is an awesome giveaway .. i really need a tablet/notebook .. have my fingers crossed on this giveaway

  50. Winning this would make my life so much easier. I’m searching for something to carry with me when I travel that is not as heavy as my huge laptop, and this would be perfect!

  51. Hello, i’m 13 and love programming but i have windows 7 on a 7 year old computer….. It sucks. The new windows sounds awesome and i would love to win. Thanks.

  52. Good honest review. I just switched to the Windows 10. Still trying to get used to it. I need a new tablet. Thanks for the great giveaways and posts.

  53. Do you know of any reason that windows 10 would interfere with a graphics driver? When I installed on my desktop suddenly my NIVIDIA driver crashes every time I load a game. I have no idea what the problem is.

    1. Yeah, seems there are some problems with Nvidias drivers and windows 10… Unfortunately, you’re likely at the mercy of Nvidia, or the games creator to release a patch…. Sorry I can’t be if more help… Any game specifically that is being an issue?

  54. Sounds like such a great device! I would LOVE for my mum to have one of these. We are both struggling to find jobs but my mother’s computer has nearly given up, which makes online job applications very difficult… Would honestly make her life so much easier. Thanks for doing this giveaway, fingers crossed!

  55. This would be really great for doing my school work. Seeing how I went back to school this yr. Your never to old to get a degree.

  56. It obviously would be great to win the Asus t100, to say the least. Well, good luck to all and thanks for a great review and giveaway 🙂

  57. I’m still a little reluctant to take the plunge with windows 10. I have heard mixed reviews and read that it is better to wait so that all the bugs can be worked out first. I recently saw a woman on FB saying how much she hated it and she wanted to be rid of it. I like to wait and see. Thanks for a great giveaway!

  58. I have only had Macbook before so I’m not that familiar with Windows, I have been looking at the two in one tablet/laptop’s and this looks like a really good one and I love the versatility of it.

  59. My dinosaur huge laptop needs to be replaced. My Mom has a tablet and loves it and I have been considering replacing my laptop with one. Would love to win. Thanks for the info.

  60. Thanks for your review! I love that it has a detachable keyboard! It would be such a blessing to win this, thanks for the opportunity!

  61. Thank you for the chance! I am terrified of joining the modern world after seeing Windows 8. You make it seem a little less scary, especially by mentioning “Linux.” Big comfort there! Thank you!

  62. This is something that I would like, a tablet/laptop hybrid. It certainly would be easier than lugging a heavy laptop around. As far as Windows 10 operating system, it’s okay for me, just started learning windows 8.1 before I upgraded. Still is a large learning curve for me because I was not used to Windows 7 , the last operating system for me was Windows XP.

  63. I would love this to use with my little grandson. There are so many fun, interactive learning apps. Love that this is a 2 in 1. I haven’t tried the Windows 10 operating system yet.

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