Hands-On: ASUS Transformer Book T100TA Windows 8.1 Bay Trail Tablet

A few weeks back we gave you a first-hand look at the performance of Intel's new low power Bay Trail Atom System-On-A-Chip for tablets and hybrid devices. Bay Trail, the follow-on to Intel's Clover Trail Atom design, comes in both dual and quad-core variants and offers better overall performance-per-watt than the previous generation and a significantly most robust graphics engine.  At the time, we only got our hands on a few prototype devices and Intel was still tuning drivers getting the solution ready for prime time.

This week, however, the Windows 8.1 and Intel Bay Trail onslaught begins as both Microsoft, with its Surface line-up, and various OEMs release their products to market comfortably ahead of the holiday shopping season.  Today we're giving you a quick preview look at the first Bay Trail and full Windows 8.1 tablet to hit our test bench; it's another Transformer from ASUS, the ASUS Transformer Book T100TA.