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Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B

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Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B
Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B (Transformer Book Series)
Processor
Intel Atom Z3775 1.46 GHz
Display
10.1 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
570 g ( = 20.11 oz / 1.26 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

Average Score: 74.2% - average
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 50%, features: 75%, display: 80% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B

80% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review
Source: Stuff TV English
While it may sit in the middle of 10in hybrid range on price, the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi is classier than the average. Improvements to design, screen quality and keyboard quality make it a neat choice if you don’t mind working on a small screen, with a small keyboard and certainly justify the extra price over the cheapest models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review
Source: Stuff TV English
While it may sit in the middle of 10in hybrid range on price, the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi is classier than the average. Improvements to design, screen quality and keyboard quality make it a neat choice if you don’t mind working on a small screen, with a small keyboard and certainly justify the extra price over the cheapest models.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2015
60% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi
Source: Digital Versus English
This is a good upgrade to the Transformer Book T100. The body design and materials have taken a leap forward, it's long-lasting despite the absence of a battery in the keyboard dock, and it performs fine as long as you stick to basic tasks (web browsing, productivity, multimedia playback...). Unfortunately, it has very little storage for your personal files, unfaithful colours and not a single full-size USB port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 20% mobility: 80%
60% Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
We're a little underwhelmed by the Asus Transformer Book Chi T100. It's not particularly light or compact, and it lacks the ports that would make it a legitimately useful laptop, which seems like a step backwards to us compared to the previous Transformer Book. Moreover, the basic model of the Microsoft Surface 3, which also has 64GB of storage, costs just £20 more and has a full-sized USB port, a better screen and a faster chipset.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus' well-built budget Windows 8 tablet comes with a wireless keyboard and a low £400 price tag
Source: PC Advisor English
Promoted as a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop solution, the little Transformer Book T100 Chi is simply a Windows 8 tablet with a clip-on wireless keyboard. Put together the result looks quite smart and we cannot fault build and finish quality at the price. However it is compromised as a laptop by feeling too cramped in working screen space, with a frustrating sleep-happy keyboard and its tiny awkward keys. And as a tablet it fails to be any more endearing than every other unloved Windows tablet before it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Review
Source: Kitguru English
If you really want a hybrid 2-in-1 laptop, there is nothing necessarily wrong with the T100 Chi. You do get a quality keyboard dock, and the tablet section slots in well, held by two strong magnets. However, you were looking for a tablet and thought a 2-in-1 may be worth the extra cash, you would be advised to invest your money in a larger tablet like an iPad or the Nexus 9.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 review – sleek, but pricey
Source: TLBHD English
The Transformer Book Chi T100 is one of the sleekest and lightest 10-inch Windows 2-in-1s available in stores and offers competent hardware, a nice screen with digitizer support and long battery life. However, Asus sacrificed some of its practical aspects for beauty and portability, which makes it a niche product with a rather high price tag, and not the excellent bargain its predecessors were.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Asus has got many things right with the T100 Chi. It’s a great overall form factor and the slim metal design is impressive for the price. The keyboard and trackpad are also excellent compared to most tablet keyboards. However, performance is a little sluggish and battery life is poor too. These are just fundamental problems that no amount of hybrid, 2-in-1 trickery can hide.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 50% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 90%
80% Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a solid-feeling dockable keyboard, a robust and slim metal design and the productivity perks of Windows 8.1, the Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 is a great mobile productivity aid. However, the awkward Bluetooth 4.0-powered docking process and lack of a full-sized USB port hamper its ability to function as a full-on laptop replacement.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 review
Source: Gadget Show English
Asus' Transformer Book Chi T100 is a solid transforming tablet/laptop hybrid that's small enough to sling around in your bag, doesn’t cost the earth and Windows 8.1 runs well on it too. It's positively slim and light, but the Bluetooth connecting keyboard might be enough to drive you mad after a while - we certainly kept forgetting to turn it on when we wanted to type in a web address.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Transformer Book T100 Chi review
Source: Techradar English
Save for a Cherry Trail chip, full-sized USB ports and smaller bezels, the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi has delivered just about every improvement over its predecessor that you could want. While it's not going to set the world alight, it's a solid upgrade and an attractive proposition compared to a similarly-priced laptop or Chromebook - particularly so if you you need a Windows tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, in context to the market, the T100 Chi has all the hallmarks of a firm favourite. It's affordable as to not break the bank, about as well made as a Microsoft Surface, and will make the ideal work and play partner for those on the go. Like its Chi name suggests, it's a healthy balance of positive and negative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

74% Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi & T300 Chi
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2015
80% ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi - Luxe Windows-tablet met toetsenbord
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test : PC portable hybride Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Recenzja Asusa Transformer Book T100 Chi. Stylowa hybryda z Windowsem 8.1
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 79% display: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 90%
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi – test
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Excellent quality of materials and workmanship; slim and lightweight design; elegant appearance; good performance; good display; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2015
T100Chi - tenký a lehký tablet se skvělým displejem a nečekaně kvalitní klávesnicí
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: High-quality IPS screen; good keyboard; long battery life. Negative: very small opening angle; only 32 gigabytes storage.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2015

Comment

Model: The best of both worlds is somewhat feasible with the Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B in terms of beauty and strength. Despite slim profile achieved from a solid piece of aluminium, the device is rigid. The chamfered edges give a brilliant highlight. There is a smart magnetic hinge that holds the detachable keyboard that is designed for typing comfort. The Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B is very quiet thanks to the fan-less design yet excelling in dissipating heat. Display on the laptop is a 10.1 inch 16:10 Full HD panel with LED backlight technology. Users will enjoy the sharp and vivid display even if the screen real-estate might be small for some.

The Windows 8.1 device comes with an Intel Bay Trail-T quad-core processor clocked at 1.46 GHz, 2 GB on-board RAM and the integrated Intel HD Graphics. There are a couple of storage options ranging from 32 GB eMMC to 128 GB eMMC. The Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B comes with a rear 5 MP camera and a secondary front facing with 2 MP. Audio quality is decent with the built-in speakers but do not expect too much from them. Other features include a card reader, Bluetooth 4.0, a micro HDMI out and micro USB. Battery life is impressive with the Asus Transformer Book T100CHI-FG003B sporting a 30 Wh cell.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).
Z3775: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.46 - 2.39 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10.1":

This is a typical display size for tablets and small convertibles.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.57 kg:

This weight is typical for small tablets.


Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).


74.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1 kg
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HP Pavilion x2 10-n000N
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW3-013-12U1
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HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.2 kg
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HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 1.189 kg
Dell Venue 10 Pro 5055
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HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 0.582 kg

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HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.4 kg
HP Pavilion 11-n032tu x360
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.45 kg
Lenovo Yoga 300-11IBY-80M0007QGE
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Lenovo Flex 3 11 inch
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-B-102
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 1.3 kg
Medion Akoya P2213T
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Pentium N3540, 11.6", 0.89 kg
Toshiba Satellite Click Mini L9W-B-102
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3735F, 8.9", 0.47 kg
HP Stream 11-p085ng x360
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.55 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-111-1991
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Atom Z3745, 11.6", 1.6 kg
Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 L10W-B-101
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2840, 11.6", 1.3 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-14 (Update: 2015-04-14)