Transformer T300 Chi is the latest 2 in 1 device created by ASUS, a company that has already established a reputation when it comes to such devices.
Introduction - ASUS Transformer T300 Chi
The ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi has along with its keyboard less than 1.4 kilograms. Although not the easiest gadget on the market, weighing more than some ultrabooks, the tablet has only 720 grams, meaning that on the days you do not need to write complicated texts you can enjoy the view 12.5 inch 2560 × 1440 resolution with Windows 8.1, in a less hampered bag.
Speaking of the screen, it should be noted that under it are all the components. We are talking about an Intel Core M, clocked at 0,8Ghz (2 GHz Turbo mode), 8GB RAM and a 256GB SSD. The pieces were stacked in a premium housing brushed with aluminum, having a thickness of only 7.6 mm. Under the same case is also a stereo system, two cameras and a microSD card slot. Also there is a microUSB port, a microHDMI port and a jack.
Bluetooth Keyboard weighs 745 grams, but unlike other similar gadgets from Asus, has additional ports and a battery backup for the tablet.
Plus Points - ASUS Transformer T300 Chi
The design is perhaps the biggest plus of this gadget. It is an absolutely gorgeous device which is pleasing to both look and touch. The edges are rounded elegant, although it is made of aluminum. Chrome edges bring a pleasant contrast and increases the premium look of the device. Transformer T300 Chi has an exclusive elegance that makes it look like a fashion accessory, one that goes perfect in addition to a stylish watch (maybe ZenWatch) and a pair of style sunglasses. Lines and colors, the materials used and the thickness seem to have been calculated to give birth to a perfect unisex gadget, and this is still a good thing.
The display is another "eye-catchy" element with what we are accustomed from ASUS. The screen has only a very high resolution but also has a very good brightness, strong colors and intense contrast. Viewing angles are wide and I liked that the brightness can be set to 10% witouth any viewing problems.
Attachable keyboard offers a very gentle feedback that allows anyone to write some texts very quickly. Dock connects to the tablet via Bluetooth connection, and the tablet is easily attached via a magnet system.
Minus Points - ASUS Transformer T300 Chi
Unfortunately, there are some fairly significant drawbacks. The first is related to autonomy. Transformer T300 Chi helds about 6 hours, during which was at 30% brightness with an active WiFi connection and made browsing and text editing in Word. "Scoring" is not terrible, but it is somewhere below the market average when talking about the expectations they have from a tablet, but also from an Ultrabook, and ASUS Transformer T300 Chi should represent what is best everywhere.
Trackpad doesn’t provides a very enjoyable user experience, sometimes moving constantly. If you're used to have more interaction with the touch screen this will not be a problem, but if you need a mouse, you should know that you have to use the special microUSB/USB adapter (included).
Conclusion ASUS Transformer T300 Chi
The T300 Chi is a pretty good mix of tablet and Ultrabook. Shiny, indeed, harder on the tablet part, which is unrivaled when it comes to power and portability, but hybrid mode loses a few points. Strong construction yet light, sleek design and superb screen.
What are your thoughts about ASUS Transformer T300 Chi? Would you buy such a device?