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ASUS Transformer T100 10.1" Tablet: TZ3740 1.86GHz, 2GB DDR3, 64GB SSD, Win 8.1 EXPIRED

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Promoted 08-17-2014 by iconian at 04:25 AM View Original Post
Update: No longer available for shipping, but Free Store Pickup is available

Staples has ASUS Transformer Book Tablet (T100TA-C1-GR) on sale for $349.99 - $100 w/ coupon code 79449 = $249.99. Shipping is Free. Thanks cybernevets
  • Intel Quad Core 1.86GHz Baytrail-TZ3740
  • 2GB DDR3 Memory
  • 64GB Solid State Drive
  • 10.1" 1366x768 Display
  • Intel GMA HD Display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2-cell Battery
  • Windows 8.1 (64-Bit)

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Edited August 17, 2014 at 06:22 AM by BostonGirl
With coupon code 79449 ($100 off select computers and tablets regularly priced $349 or more)


Staples item # 574373

An entry level 2-in-1 ultraportable notebook with a 10" detachable tablet.
Item includes the tablet and the keyboard dock.

Intel Atom Z3740 (Quad-Core 1.33GHz)
2GB LPDDR3 system memory
Includes activation card for MS Office Home & Student 2013
64GB EMMC hard drive
10.1" 250nit WXGA IPS display, 1366 x 768 resolution
Wireless Connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n + BT4.0
1.2MP webcam
High quality stereo speakers
31Wh Li-polymer battery: Up to 11 hours of battery life
Dimensions: 6.76" (L) x 10.36" (W) x 0.93" (D) (2.36 lbs.)
Windows 8.1
1 Year limited warranty
Model: T100TA-C1-GR
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Last Edited by Interface August 20, 2014 at 08:51 AM
Asus Transformer Book T100 Pre Purchase Info:

Asus T100 2-in-1 10.1" Laptop
Staples Item: 574373
Asus Model: T100TA-C1-GR

Review Asus Transformer Book T100TA-C1-GR Convertible

Engadget Review

Six months with the Asus Transformer Book T100: Still a top Windows hybrid

Mobile Tech Video Review

Hand's On Video Review


Asus Transformer Book T100 Post Purchase Info:

Asus Transformer T100 Repair

Asus Transformer Book T100 Forum

Chat Support

Tech Support

Known Issues
*. Won't power on/off
Remove from dock, hold down power button for 3-5 minutes till screen goes blank, then turn back on.
Download ASUS Live Update Utility and do all updates

* Battery Drain/Not Charging
Calibrate the battery in Windows
During a calibration cycle, the battery must be completely charged and then completely discharged. In order for the battery to completely discharge, you need to disable the power management properties. Follow the steps below to calibrate the battery.

1. Connect the AC adapter and allow the battery to charge to maximum of its capacity.
2. Disconnect the AC adapter.
3. Open power options in control panel
4. In the left sidebar, click Create a power plan .
5. To change the plan name, type Calibrate in the Plan name box. ClickNext .
6. In the On battery column, select Never for all topics.
7. Click Create to submit your changes and force the battery to consistently discharge.
8. Allow the battery to discharge completely until the notebook PC shuts down.
The battery is now calibrated, and the battery level reading on the power meter should be accurate.
9. Connect the AC adapter and restart the notebook PC.
10. After calibration, return to the Power Options dialog box (Step 3) and select your default power plan setting.

*Trackpad Issues

*. Other issues:

Drivers and Tools

Boot Key Combinations. Hold the listed key while powering on the tablet.
ESC: Boot device selection menu
F2 or DEL: Boot into BIOS Setup
F9: Boot into windows recovery mode
F12: Not sure what this is, it briefly flashes "Launching FFU.efi" then print "Main Start" and sits there
Vol Down: Boot Device Selection Menu

Boot with Windows 8.1 32-bit image for a clean install:
Download Rufus:
Download Windows 8.1 32-bit iso:
Use a 8gb+ flash drive to make a bootable recovery stick.
Windows key is hardcoded into the bios, Windows will activate automatically.
Unit will not boot from Windows 8. 64-bit.
You can install Windows 7 32-bit on this providing your have the license.

Backup Factory Recovery Image
Download/Install Backtracker for Windows :
Use a 8gb+ flash drive to backup the system image

Updating the BIOS:
Press F2 upon power up, if your machine shows a bios before 307, update it.
Download Windows BIOS Flash Utility:
Download Bios 307:
Unzip both files to a temp dir, run the flash utility and click on Bios 307, after reboot, the bios will update.

Download English Manual:

Free Driver Backup App:
Backups system drivers before performing a clean install.

Free Disk Imaging App:
Download Macrium Reflect 32-Bit Edition, allows Disk Imaging, Backups and Rescue Flash Drive

Free Disk Cleaner App:
Is a utility program used to clean potentially unwanted files (including temporary internet files, where malicious programs and code tend to reside) and invalid Windows Registry entries from a computer.

Free Start Menu Replacement
Start button/menu for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Will update wiki as needed.


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Is the keyboard dock included ?
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Nice, but Staples online status order system is not working, i could not check the status after order is placed.
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Is the keyboard dock included ?
Yes, the keyboard dock is included. I just updated the description to make it more clear.
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Last edited by cybernevets August 17, 2014 at 02:42 AM.
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Last edited by Interface August 18, 2014 at 08:14 AM.
I got one of these when it launched and use it every day. Still going strong. The build quality feels cheap. The keys of the keyboard dock are a little mushy and sometimes it takes a couple tries to boot up. All that being said, it's a great device for $250 with full Win 8.1 (not RT crap), Office, keyboard dock, HDMI out, and Micro SD slot.

edit: also it's a lil slow when installing & launching apps. Once they're launched they run fine. Also it can handle 1080p videos perfect.
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Don't forget 5% Discover cashback

Bigger screen than the 7" Encore/Dell
Bigger hard drive than the 7" Encore/Dell
Keyboard Dock w/usb 3.0 port included
Can boot from flash drive, install Ubuntu or Windows 7
I'm not sure if this is still the case, but I know Discover 5% cashback for Staples doesn't apply to computers, laptops and certain technology items. Usually this doesn't matter, such as is the case on BestBuy's site, but I once did an experiment and bought a computer and I didn't get the 5% cashback. Inversely, you might want to use the cashback from Fat Wallet as it's currently 4% and doesn't have that restriction.
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How does this compare with the Dell Venue 8 pro in terms of performance. What about price?
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You able to use any other coupons to make this even a better deal?
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How much can the Office license be sold for?
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How much can the Office license be sold for?
About $70
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Thanks op great deal. I got mine for 50 bucks with all my rewards. Plus 5% back on that cause i am a premier member. For the discover cash back i would not use that i think they are pretty strict on not getting it cause its a tablet. I used chase UR i got 4 points back which i value that more than 5% at discover.
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This or Surface (non RT)?

You know the Surface deals will be going up for back to school.
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