If for whatever reason, you are looking for a notebook similar to the ASUS Transformer Book T100, Medion has just the thing for you.Meet the Akoya P2212T multi-mode touch tablet that features an 11.6-inch HD display and a keyboard dock. Basically multi-mode is another way of saying this device is a hybrid that can be used either as a tablet or as a laptop.
The device retails under the name MD 99288 for the price of €399 / $540 and ships with Windows 8.1 out of the box, says TabTech.
The convertible definitely looks like a Transformer Book T100 on the outside, but let’s see what specifications we have on the inside. The Akoya features an 11-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The life source of the Medion pretender is a nifty Intel Celeron N2910 quad-core processor clocked at 1.6GHz (Bay Trail M) coupled with 2GB of RAM.
Other specifications include 64GB SSD, microSD card slot, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, micro HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3. The keyboard dock provides an extra battery and a useful extra 500GB HDD. Medion says that the battery should last users up to 10 hours of intense use.
Now let’s compare all the above with what the ASUS Transformer Book T100 has. The hybrid offers a 10.1-inch HD IPS touch-sensitive display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. ASUS has packed here a 1.33GHz Atom Bay Trail-T Z3740 quad-core processor coupled with 2GB or RAM and Intel HD graphics.
The convertible has 32GB of built-in eMMC storage, but that can be increased via the microSD card, but users also have the ASUS WebStorage option. On top of that, there’s USB 3.0, microHDMI and Wi-Fi.
What about pricing, you might wonder. Well, in Europe the device sells for around €429 / $581, so the Medion proves to be a little less expensive and does provide more in terms of display capabilities too. It’s an option worth considering.