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Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

Specifications

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi (Transformer Book Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5300 - 1024 MB, Core: 898.2 MHz, Memory: 798 MHz, 10.18.14.4029
Memory
8192 MB 
, Dual-Channel, 12-15-15-34, 800 MHz
Display
12.5 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel, 10-point capacitive, Sharp, ID: SHP142C, Monitor name: LQ125T1JX03, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-Y PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
SanDisk SSD i110 128GB, 128 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer
Networking
Intel Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.5 x 317.8 x 191.6 ( = 0.65 x 12.51 x 7.54 in)
Battery
32 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 7.2 V
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Front: 2 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: no, microUSB-to-USB adapter, Asus Live Update, WebStorage, Music Maker Jam, Asus Giftbox, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.445 kg ( = 50.97 oz / 3.19 pounds), Power Supply: 120 g ( = 4.23 oz / 0.26 pounds)
Price
750 Euro

 

Average Score: 74% - average
Average of 21 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 81%, features: 61%, display: 88% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

83% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
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 powerful of the bunch and its 2560 x 1440 display has us impressed.
80% x 30-10-2015
Source: Gadgetspeak English
The ASUS Transformer Book T300 measures 31x19x1cm, the last figure varies from .8cm at the front edge to 1.4cm at the back edge. It weights 1425grams all these figures assume you use the unit as a notebook. This is the first unit I have reviewed that was supplied with Windows 10 pre-installed.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80%
80% Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Had the Transformer Book Chi T300 squeezed in even one full-size USB port, its power, portability and reasonable price tag would have made it an outstanding laptop alternative. Instead, it will have to settle for being just a really rather good convertible. Even with the limited connectivity options and relatively brief battery life, the almost ultrabook-level performance, brilliant display and featherweight design of this 2-in-1 make it one of the most attractive hybrid devices around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review
Source: Kitguru English
The T300 Chi does come with a £799.99 price tag however, which would suggest you certainly pay for the added functionality of a 2-in-1 Transformer Book. Still, if you are in the market for a hybrid laptop, this one seems like a good bet, and you will not be disappointed. There is a cheaper option at £669.99 – but that has less RAM and a slower Core M CPU, so we’d recommend shelling out the extra £120 for the additional performance gain.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi has several great features, such as its gorgeous design and high resolution screen, although battery life was disappointing and connectivity is only average. Unless portability is your absolute priority, the thicker Microsoft's Surface 3 is a better pick, it has a full-size USB3 port and much better battery life. Even with the optional touch cover on top, it's cheaper than the T300 as well.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Split decision: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi convertible
Source: Reg Hardware English
If like me, you have all your music and video files saved on external storage and in the cloud and you plumb into a USB hub every day as a matter of course, then the T300’s compromises in these areas shouldn’t present much of a problem. Indeed, this may be the first tablet-laptop combo I’ve tried that I could actually live with as a tablet and a laptop. It seems Asus is still the daddy of convergent devices.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/28/2015
60% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review
Source: Gadget Show English
The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is a great looking hybrid laptop that packs in an incredible screen and capable performance for around £670, but its short battery life, unwieldy size, lack of full laptop features and awkward keyboard make stop it short of greatness. If you're after a hybrid, convertible hybrid though, its smaller T100 sibling is well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: PC Authority English
The Transformer Book T300 Chi is a competent hybrid. The display is superb, the design attractive; this is a hybrid that performs well in both tablet and laptop roles. There’s room for improvement – but, for the money, its flaws are ones we could live with. If you’ve been looking for an affordable, more flexible alternative to the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, the Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: Hot Hardware English
At the end of the day though, it really depends what functionality you value most. There are ultrabooks out there for a similar price as the Chi T300 that offer better battery life and possibility even greater performance. However, these machines may not offer you the flexibility and usage modes that the Chi T300 offers, and that’s where this machine really shines.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/08/2015
70% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a stylish, powerful detachable-hybrid tablet. The system's balanced clamshell mode and slim design will bring it some fans, as will its performance, which is closer to a Core i5 CPU than an Atom processor. However, the dongle situation, somewhat short battery life, and a price tag that's high for its category are flaws we can't ignore. The Bluetooth keyboard could cause problems for airline passengers who use Airplane mode on flights, and the fact that you have to recharge the keyboard separately can leave you in the lurch if you forget to do so.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is an intriguing and stylish take on the Windows laptop hybrid. However, poor battery life, some issues with the screen and some fundamental problems with the whole 2-in-1 design approach means it falls well short of convincing as either a tablet, a laptop or something in between.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 90%
70% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: Laptop Mag English
The choice between the two T300 models is easy. It's nice that the $899 model has a 2560 x 1440p quad-HD screen, but it costs $200 more than the base model and has just 5.5 hours of battery life. The $699 T300 Chi has a slower CPU, but it's still fast enough for typical use and retains all of the other features that make the new Transformer Books so great: a lovely aluminum chassis, a bright touch screen and a full-size detachable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review
Source: PC Pro English
There’s room for improvement – the battery life, miniaturised ports and slow SSD all take their toll – but, for the money, those are flaws we could live with. If you’ve been looking for a more affordable, more flexible alternative to the Surface Pro 3, the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is well worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: Good Gear Guide English
We like the neatness of the T300 Chi’s design, and the fact that it’s so easy to turn from a notebook into a tablet and back into a notebook. It depicts both devices quite well, especially if you aren’t running any demanding tasks, and the build quality is high so that each device scenario feels assuredly solid.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 review – a $699 premium-looking 2-in1
Source: Ultrabook Review English
Asus's CHI T300 is a device that will turn heads, grace to its looks and svelte silhouette. It's not just a looker though, is also surprisingly fast in everyday use for a fanless Core M powered machine, packs a good display and is bundled with one of the best keyboards I've tested on thin devices lately. If only it wouldn't run out of juice so fast.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2015
86% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 92% features: 85% display: 88% mobility: 73%
92% ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2015
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 85%
Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi & T300 Chi
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 04/12/2015
78% ASUS T300 Chi • l’imperfetto convertibile ultrasottile
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 85% performance: 77% display: 85% mobility: 55% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 - Tablet met laptoptrekjes
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/17/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi: dure teleurstelling
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 75% mobility: 40% workmanship: 75%
ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi en ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi review
Source: Hardware.info Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Fantastic look; good workmanship. Negative: Disappointing battery life; no 802.11ac; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2015
60% Test : PC portable hybride Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi - elegancka hybryda
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
Обзор ASUS T300 Chi: зачем нужны гибриды?
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: High-quality assembly; good screen; special design. Negative: Few connectors; modest autonomy; good sensitivity of the touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2015
Обзор ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi: ноутбук или планшет?
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; full-sized keyboard; excellent workmanship. Negative: No GPS, 3G and LTE.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2015
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi – Прекрасный Снаружи, Но Слабый Внутри
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim aluminum case; excellent display; good cooling system. Negative: Frustrating keyboard; weak performance; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/19/2015

Comment

Model: The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi could be the poster child for the mobility and performance hybrid device. It supports two modes: laptop and tablet. These are the two most used devices currently and allow the user to just purchase a single device with no need to synchronize content. The elegant device features an aluminium chassis, diamond cut edges and a luxury dark grey coating.

As a tablet, the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi weighs 720 g and is only 7.6 mm thin, yet durable. The Windows 8.1 device has a 12.5 inch Full HD 3D display panel and the image quality can be summed up with one word; amazing. The hardware consist of an Intel Core M 5Y10 or 5Y71 processor depending on the variant, up to 8 GB LPDDR3 1600MHz RAM, the integrated Intel HD Graphics 5300 and 128 GB ISSD. Without a doubt, the Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is a very capable device even without the detachable keyboard.

Audio quality is also a plus point with the built-in speakers making for an immersive experience. Other features include are a HD webcam, two micro USB ports, a micro HDMI out and a SD card reader. Battery life is impressive with a 31 Wh cell powering the device.

Intel HD Graphics 5300: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in Core M processors from the Broadwell Y-series (4.5 W TDP).  Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5Y71: Broadwell-based ULV dual-core processor for tablets and 2-in-1 notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5300 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.5":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

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.
1.445 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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%: 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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Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10E
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y31, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-107
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y51, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10G
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y51, 1.485 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-103
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y51, 1.6 kg
Asus Transformer Book T300FA-FE001H
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10, 1.6 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B-10C
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 1.493 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12 SW5-271-61X7
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 1.45 kg
Toshiba Portege Z20t-B2112
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Acer Aspire Switch 11V SW5-173-63NV
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.6 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic Q665
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y31, 11.6", 1.533 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix-20CG0019GE
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 11.6", 1.4 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 11V-SW5-173-62J8
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix-20CG001BMH
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 11.6", 1.7 kg
HP Elite x2 1011 G1
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y51, 11.6", 1.65 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 11 V SW5-173
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2-20CHS02A00
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y70, 11.6", 1.35 kg
HP Pavilion 11-n108TU x360
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.4 kg
HP Elite x2 1011 G1-L8D67UT
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 11.6", 0.87 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 11 80J8001WGE
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.101 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 11
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10c, 11.6", 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10a, 12", 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 11.6", 1.324 kg
Asus Transformer Book T300FA-FE010H
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10a, 13.3", 1.5 kg
Dell Latitude 13 7350
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10, 13.3", 1.66 kg
Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10a, 10.8", 1.401 kg
HP Envy x2 15-c000ng
HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y10, 15.6", 2.46 kg

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HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.27 kg
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HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.4 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2015-04-13 (Update: 2015-04-13)