I think the trackpad might be more responsive on 220 than it was before with 214. Seems to be the case on mine.
I am so used to programs reading their own archives over the last 15 years (e.g. Java .jar/.war/.ear) that I am surprised that their own BIOS update utility cannot read their own .zip archive. I will "drop down" my expectations going forward.
I don't usually update BIOSes without release notes but in this case, I figured if they needed to release an update to 214 so quickly, then pulled it for some reason, then released *another* update a short time later, that must mean there's something about *both* 214 and 216 that needed to be addressed. So since I was running the pulled 216, I updated to 220.
Haven't had any problems but I also don't notice any difference. Touchpad is the same as before - I really doubt this is a BIOS thing, I think it's probably a driver thing. My T100 boots fast but it always booted fast. It's possible that charging is a little faster, but I usually don't run it down all the way before charging so it's hard to tell. Still have the speaker crackling with the screen off.
Well, at least they're working on stuff. I noticed they also released a new webstorage desktop client yesterday too.
I can also confirm that update using WinFlash works fine and the 220 BIOS seems to improve the touchpad responsiveness. As for failure to wake from sleep, have not tried charging overnight yet, but so far, all is GOOD.
Successfully flashed 220 with Winflash, then performed a factory restore with full erase.
Asus Live Update actually ran and installed updates this time, unlike my initial experience with a 214 BIOS system. I've verified that all of the drivers for all devices match the latest available on the Asus support site.
No more crashing or freezing, sleep works, as do restarts. Neither of which worked reliably with the BIOS that shipped on the unit.
It's too early to say for sure, but it would appear that 220 fixes most of the issues users have had with the T100. This suggests that a lot of units were returned because of that bad, early BIOS.
After updating to this BIOS, I would suggest that anyone who has experienced freezing issues or frequent crashes to perform a system refresh, at a minimum. A full restore would be even better. If data is corrupted, the new BIOS won't fix it, it will only stop it going forward.
Last edited by Banise; 12-04-2013 at 01:10 PM.
For the life of me, I can't get winflash to work right. Kept giving me the "Cannot allocate buffer" error. I wonder now if the clean install of 8.1 does have anything to do with it. I clean installed, downloaded and installed ALL drivers from ASUS site, and checked Device Manager and no yellow icons. Not sure what is wrong here....anyone with same experience?