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Asus Transformer Book T300Chi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of Asus Transformer Book T300Chi. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Transformer Book T300Chi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Transformer Book T300Chi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Asus Transformer Book T300Chi from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus T300CHI 12.5-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Notebook (Intel Core M-5Y71 1.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD,Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) witAsus T300CHI 12.5-Inch Convertible Touchscreen Notebook (Intel Core M-5Y71 1.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD,Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) wit

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus Transformer Book T300Chi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Asus Transformer Book T300Chi from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

50% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

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Dec, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi review: thinner than air, but at what cost?

 

When ASUS formally unveiled the Transformer Book Chi T300, it did so in the cheekiest way possible: with a cleverly worded swipe at Apple. "Our Chi is thinner...

On paper, the Transformer Book Chi T300 is a good deal for what it is: $899 (or less) for a super-thin tablet with a sharp screen that accepts pen input, and a keyboard dock that actually comes in the box at no extra charge ( ahem , Microsoft). Still,...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Connolly (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review

 

The Asus T300 Chi hits the mark with a full size detachable keyboard and beautiful display.

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi represents the latest evolution in the company’s long-running line of detachable notebooks, which started with Android systems several years ago. Practice has helped refine the formula into a thin, yet functional,...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

 

The pricey Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a very thin, elegant-looking detachable-hybrid tablet that makes some major concessions in the name of portability.

Svelte chassis. Clamshell mode is balanced. Screen's magnetic latch and hinge are very stable. Fanless design, thanks to Intel Core M processor. Performance similar to that of a Core i5-equipped tablet

Micro ports mean dongles for everything. Can't charge tablet via USB. Bluetooth keyboard needs to be charged separately. Short depth on trackpad. AC adapter's barrel connector fits in headset jack. Hidden media card slot. Bloatware

Detachable-hybrid tablets are your best choice if you need a laptop most of the time, but also need a tablet on occasion. The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi ($899 as tested) has a magnetic latch on its keyboard dock, so you can undock the tablet...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Asus' Transformer Book T300 Chi is one of the thinnest laptops you can buy, but is it the best?

 

Take a look at the side profile of your laptop. Chances are, it's anywhere from a half an inch to an inch thick, replete with a handful of USB ports, a power plug, headphone jack, and maybe an SD...

It's really thin! ; Solid build quality ; Fast performance

Below average battery life ; Trackpad is too small ; Connecting anything requires an adapter ; Keyboard hinge doesn't rotate far enough

Mar, 2015

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi (Signature Edition)

 

Running a finger along the top edge of the 12.5-inch display, a small ridge about an inch long brushed against my finger. That was the culprit. When the display and keyboard base of the T300 Chi are assembled into its clamshell laptop form, the...

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi makes good use of Intel's low-power Core M processor, and includes a keyboard dock that works attached or remotely. The screen has a better-than-HD resolution.

Performance and battery life is still not on par with what other slim hybrids and laptops deliver. Some design quirks, such as a poorly placed power button, can get in the way.

This good-looking fanless hybrid works as a slim Windows tablet or an ultra-portable laptop, but still suffers from the same awkward marriage of base and screen as many hybrids.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi (Full-HD 2015) Review

 

Better battery life than QHD model; Elegant aluminum design; Runs cooler; Detachable Bluetooth keyboard

Slower CPU ; Poor audio; No full-size USB port

The $699 Transformer Book T300 Chi is the better version of Asus' two tablet-laptop hybrids, but its battery life is still a little underwhelming.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi (2015)

 

The dream of the modern 2-in-1 is to replace both a tablet and a laptop with a competent, multifunction device that not only eliminates the hassle of managing multiple devices, but also saves you money. With the Transformer Book T300 Chi (starting at...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Sam Rutherford (laptopmag.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi (2015) Review

 

Attractive aluminum body; Detachable Bluetooth keyboard; Good performance; Bright display

Weak battery life; Back of tablet runs hot; Poor audio; No full-size USB port

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a sleek, stylish 2-in-1 for an aggressive price, but lackluster battery life holds it back.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

 

Find your inner Zen with the Chi. The runaway success of the lauded Zenbook Ultrabooks and Transformer tablets have prompted Asus to create a whole new family of convertibles under the Transformer Book series known as the Chi. The T300 Chi is the most...

Lightweight and very thin, Attractive and well-made tablet, Respectable CPU performance, Beautiful WQHD resolution display with wide gamut, Bright backlight, Low latency, responsive hardware, USB 3.0, MicroSD reader, and HDMI-out, Fanless design

Wobbly magnet hinges, Keyboard dock provides no additional features or ports, Keyboard keys have shallow travel, Reduced performance on batteries, Unable to maintain full Turbo Boost under constant stress, Display could benefit from calibration, Right...

For browsing, word processing, and multimedia, the T300 Chi works wonderfully as it is responsive and more than capable for common everyday tasks. Users will be impressed by the slim design, enormous amount of RAM for a tablet, and large screen...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (zdnet.com)

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Nice-looking hybrid, let down by battery life

 

Elegant design and a high-resolution screen make the T300 Chi an attractive hybrid, but there are enough drawbacks - battery life foremost among them - to give mobile professionals pause for thought.

Excellent build ; High-quality 12.5-inch screen ; USB 3.0 support

Disappointing battery life ; No full-size SD card slot ; Keyboard uses Bluetooth connection

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:4

Battery

Battery Capacity:30 / 31 / 32
Battery capacity (Watt hours):30 / 31 / 32
Battery life (max):7.7 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:2 / 3

Camera

Front camera:Y / Yes

Certificates

Certification:11.2 x 12.6 x 3.94 / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, Energy star, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK/NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE, / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / A-Tick, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL, TUV, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, EU Flower, WEEE / UL;TUV;KCC;MIC;NCC;CE Marking Compliance;FCC Compliance;BSMI;Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance;CCC
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Grey / Gold
Form Factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product color:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Grey / Gold
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D:N / No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:12 / 12.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1980 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / Wide Quad HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Docking station

Docking station included:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.75
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:16
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:100 / 300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):800 / 850 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x161E
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5300 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G: No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Audio system:SonicMaster
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC / Micro-USB
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Stylus pen:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Micro-USB
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
Headphone outputs:1
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot:No / Yes

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:1.75
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:33

Processor

Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down:3.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
Number of Processing Die Transistors:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2,1x4 / 2x4,4x1 / x1 (6), x2 (4), x4 (3)
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:M-5Y10 / M-5Y70 / M-5Y71
Processor boost frequency:2 / 2.9
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Broadwell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core M / Intel® Celeron® M / Intel® Core™ M
Processor frequency:0.8 / 1.2 / 1.4 / 2
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:M-5Y10 / M-5Y70 / M-5Y71
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core M-5Y Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1234
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):3.5
Stepping:F0
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):4.5
Tjunction:95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:83610 / 83612 / 84672
Processor code:SR23Q
Processor package size:30 / 30 x 16.5 / 30 x 16.5 x 1.05
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD / HDD, User / Y
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD / HDD, User

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:No / Windows 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / MicroSDXC / MicroSDXC, SD / SD
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 128
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 7.52 / 7.54 / 7.56 / 7.76
Depth (tablet mode):0.299 / 7.56
Height:0.65 / 0.657
Height (front):0.299 / 0.358 / 2.99 / 7.6 / 9.1
Height (rear):0.63 / 0.65 / 1 / 6.5
Height (tablet mode):0.299 / 0.35 / 7.52 / 7.56
Weight:2 / 3.09 / 3.13 / 3.15 / 3.17 / 3.2 / 3.31
Weight (tablet mode):25.4 / 26.5 / 26.8
Width:12.5 / 13
Width (tablet mode):12.5