Asus T100 Install SSD, Replace HDD

Asus T100 has been on sale in Europe and United States from quite sometime now. Meanwhile, the only model that is on sale has 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. Now, Asus is selling a new model that has traditional 500 GB hard disk in the keyboard dock. We now have a tutorial on how to replace the HDD and fit in an SSD in its place.

Asus T100 Install SSD, Replace HDD

SSD used in this tutorial is Samsung 840 EVO, and thanks to it, the write and read speeds went up from 103 MB/s | 105 MB/s to 220 | 230 MB/s.

Asus T100 Install SSD
Asus T100 Install SSD swap hdd

Here is the video on how to do it.

It is really simple to do and can be done without breaking your warranty. It is interesting to see that despite using one of the fastest SSDs out there, read and write performance only doubled. Also, while Intel Atom Z3740 CPU brings myriad improvements, the chipset does not natively supports SATA interface, which forced Asus to use USB 3.0 bus, which does not offers very fast bandwidth.


Had it natively supported SATA, the read | write speeds would have crossed 500 MB/s. [via frazpc] (Polish)


Microsoft Surface Pro 6 best alternatives

A few days ago, Microsoft introduced its new convertible 2-in-1 laptop, Surface Pro 6, with all its innovations. In the market there are very valid alternatives to the Surface Pro, of very different prices. Today we are going to present you, not 5 of them, as we usually do, but 6 of them : 3 below 500 dollars and another 3 above these 500 dollars.

2-in-1 computers, also called convertibles or hybrids, are a computer model that can work as a laptop or tablet, with very similar functionalities to both types of devices:

On the one hand, the screen can be completely separated from the keyboard, allowing its use independently of the rest of the body of the computer, as if it were a tablet, including a touch screen.

On the other, when they are united, this type of computer works as if it were a traditional laptop, with its corresponding keyboard and screen.

3 alternatives to the Microsoft Surface Pro for less than 500 dollars

For 500 dollars of price, do not go to believe that you will find laptops with very high specifications, but they are models that do their job well.

HP x360 11-ab001ns – USD 377.59

It is a convertible that has as standard an Intel Celeron N3060 processor with two cores, and 4 GB of DDR3 RAM. Its power consumption is 6 W only and its screen is 11.6 inches. It also has a wireless network card b / g / n and, as storage, has a HDD of 500 GB.

The battery used allows a duration of 9 hours in operation.

HP x360 11-ab001ns – Convertible 11.6 “HD Laptop (Intel Celeron N3060, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel Graphics, Windows 10), Blue Color – QWERTY Keyboard English

Lenovo Miix 320 – USD 311.12

This convertible of Lenovo has in the autonomy of its battery (of 12 h) its greater trick. So much time is due, to a large extent, to its Intel Atom X5 Z-8350 processor and its 2 W consumption minima, despite being a 4-core processor. Like RAM, this convertible uses 4 GB and, as storage, has a SSGD of 128 GB.

Lenovo – Miix 320 – 10.1 “Full HD Tablet (Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor, 4GB RAM, eMMC 128GB internal memory, Windows 10 Home Operating System, WiFi + Bluetooth 4.0) silver color

HP x2 10 10-p0136ns – USD 421.87

The HP convertible is very similar in its specifications to the previous Lenovo Miix 320, also having its same virtues when performing on a day to day basis.

HP x2 10 10-p013ns – 10.1 “Convertible Laptop (Intel Atom x5-Z8350, 4 GB RAM, 128 GB eMMC, HD Intel 400, Windows 10 Home 64) natural silver – QWERTY keyboard English

3 alternatives to the Microsoft Surface for above 500 dollars

Above 500 dollars, we can find considerably more powerful configurations than the previous ones.

HP Pavillion x360 14-ba001ns – USD 588.99

This HP convertible laptop is already a completely different beast in terms of performance. As a matter of principle, it is already equipped with an Intel Core i3-7100U processor, which is considerably more powerful than the Atom X5 and Celeron that we had seen in the previous category. The model that we recommend here is the cheapest configuration, with 4 GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive. The screen is 14 inches, with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels and has 802.11 ac wireless network card.

HP Pavillion x360 14

HP Pavilion x360 14-ba001ns – 14 “HD Convertible Laptop (Intel Core i3-7100U, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Intel HD Graphics 620, Windows 10) Silver – QWERTY Keyboard English

Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB – USD 899.00

Although Lenovo has recently launched its Yoga 730 model, it is very difficult to locate it in Spain, so we recommend that you look at the one of the previous generation, the Yoga 720. This model has an Intel Core i5-7200U processor and 8 GB of RAM. The great advantage comes from its storage, which is a 256 GB SSD, along with its 13.6-inch Full HD screen. Like the previous HP model, it also comes with WiFi 802.11 ac card.

Lenovo Yoga 720-13IKB – Convertible Laptop 13.3” Full HD (Intel Core i5-7200U (H), 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel HD 620, Windows 10 Home) Metallic Gray – QWERTY Keyboard English

Huawei Matebook E – USD 701.76

This 2-in-1 computer allows you to separate the keyboard from the screen. A 12-inch screen with 2160 x 1440 pixel resolution. Standard comes with 4 GB of RAM, and uses an Intel Core i5-7Y54 processor that has, like TDP, a ridiculous 4.5 W. This model also has a 256 GB SSD as a storage unit, as well as the card WiFi 802.11 ac.

Huawei Matebook E – 12 “2K IPS convertible laptop computer (Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Windows 10 Home), Gold color – English QWERTY keyboard