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Thread: Just ordered a 200TA - Should I send it back for a 100HA?

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    Just ordered a 200TA - Should I send it back for a 100HA?

    Hi all,

    I played with a 200TA a few days ago and really liked it. I ordered one on Amazon, but was chagrined that it only had 2GB of RAM and a 32bit OS, as I didn't have the $500+ for the 4GB model. After clicking "order" I found out about the 100HA with 4GB of Ram. I've played around on the 100TAM's keyboards at Best Buy, and think I can get by with the smaller size, the better battery life would be great, and it would fit better in my back pack @ school

    So I ask you, is the upgrade to a 100HA/64/4GB worth sending a 200TA/64/2GB back?
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    Hmm. Sounds like a tricky decision. The HA is the newer model but the 200 is a bit larger. From the specs pages the 100HA is 50% lighter than the 200.

    I have a t100TA which I bring everyday to school. My use case is mostly for viewing PDFs and labs rather than for taking notes. I love that it weighs almost nothing in my pack and I can pull it out when I need it without worrying about whether it has any battery left. It has the same hardware as the T200 and I find the performance to be great for my use. The keyboard is actually something I got used to quickly and the touchpad isn't terrible either. As for storage capacity 64 GB is plenty when you use it as a companion device to another PC.

    In the end it's not up to me and you know what you expect to be doing with it. For what it's worth, the t100 series has been upgraded quite a few times since being released and the t200 has not It seems to indicate the t100 is the more popular product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gtanner00 View Post
    Hmm. Sounds like a tricky decision. The HA is the newer model but the 200 is a bit larger. From the specs pages the 100HA is 50% lighter than the 200.

    I have a t100TA which I bring everyday to school. My use case is mostly for viewing PDFs and labs rather than for taking notes. I love that it weighs almost nothing in my pack and I can pull it out when I need it without worrying about whether it has any battery left. It has the same hardware as the T200 and I find the performance to be great for my use. The keyboard is actually something I got used to quickly and the touchpad isn't terrible either. As for storage capacity 64 GB is plenty when you use it as a companion device to another PC.

    In the end it's not up to me and you know what you expect to be doing with it. For what it's worth, the t100 series has been upgraded quite a few times since being released and the t200 has not It seems to indicate the t100 is the more popular product.

    Edit: Also a warm welcome to the forum! And thanks for posting in the correct section
    Ha! Thanks. I'm new to this forum, but not new to forums.

    I'm mostly concerned about the ram. 2GB just seems really, really low in this day and age. That and the 200 is 2014's model - vs the more recent 100HA. I did order a 64GB microSD card for the tablet along with it however. I also will be using whichever device as a companion pc to the desktop I built last month, so storage isn't a big concern of mine so long as the OS and a few programs fit.

    The Amazon seller I bought it from has the same return policy as Amazon, so I'll try it out and see if it works for my needs (MS Office/Online Homework/Notes/Lab Notes). If it gets to be too heavy, or the battery doesn't last long enough, or it gets bogged down to much, I'll swap it out.

    Thanks!

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    I agree with GT. It's a difficult choice for anyone else to advise on. The T100 is definitely a massive success for Asus. The T200, not so many bought...

    I always feel that hardware that cannot be upgraded needs careful thought. Screen size/quality is no.1. Then RAM & CPU. Only you can decide if this is meant as a portable device or a desktop one. If portable, then I'd say that the T200 might be a little too big. But your hands might be bigger than mine...

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    I do have large hands! The t200 arrives tomorrow - at this point I'll keep it unless something is wrong with it (asus's QC issues) or the ram is limiting.

    As far as portability, at 12" it is still smaller than some of the books I lug around, and certainly smaller than some of the laptops I see kids @ school packing around.
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    Well, got it today! Immediately installed 120GB ssd in the keyboard, and a 32GB SD card. Seems reasonably snappy, but I haven't really done to much on it yet.

    Currently installing Windows 10!
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