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Asus Transformer Book T300Chi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 230 reviews of Asus Transformer Book T300Chi. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some critical opinions about the connectivity and size. Comments are divided on the reliability.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

 

Starting life as a line of Android tablets with clever folding keyboard docks, the Asus Transformer range has since morphed and expanded to now include models that run Windows, creating an even more laptop-like experience.

Impressively slim ; Stylish metal-clad design ; Surprisingly good keyboard and trackpad ; Bright and high-resolution display ; Impressive processing performance

Poor connectivity compared to normal laptop ; Poor battery life ; Hybrid design has fundamental issues ; Screen has severe backlight bleed issues

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality

 

Do you believe the hybrid hype? Windows tablets have failed to really take off in the way Android and Apple tablets have, but Windows is where it's at if you're after a hybrid for productivity. The Microsoft Surface 3 proved that . The Asus Transformer...

Solid keyboard, high-resolution screen, expensive-feeling metal design

Small trackpad, disappointing battery life, compromised connectivity

The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 has a split personality: it's full of great features, but some of its performance isn't quite as hot as we would expect. That results in this hybrid feeling like a bit of an awkward fit.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review

 

This 2-in-1 laptop takes thinness to a new level

Vibrant display made for media ; Flexible use cases ; Thin and light design

Colors a touch too saturated ; Unimpressive battery life ; Micro-sized ports

2-in-1 laptops have come a long way over the last few years from their bulky and clunky methods used to transform predecessors. Lenovo has perfected it's back flipping notebook with the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro, sporting watchband hinges that practically...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Richard Easton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review

 

The Transformer Book T300 Chi is a rather large convertible that proves cumbersome to use as a tablet

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi

 

This is the first unit I have reviewed that was supplied with Windows 10 pre-installed. This told me several things including the fact that my upgrade on an old notebook just before launch had not gone entirely as it should have done.

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. It can also be used as a tablet without the...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : James Archer (theinquirer.net)

Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 review

 

A rather good 12.5in Windows 10-ready convertible

Thin and light, good performance for the price, large and colourful display, Windows 10-ready

Short battery life, limited storage

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.

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Review

 

Not too long ago we looked at the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi, a smaller 2-in-1 hybrid laptop. While the concept of a 2-in-1 is interesting, the T100 Chi simply did not have powerful enough components inside to be a true laptop replacement. The...

Slim and light.

No full-sized connectivity ports.

Buyers certainly pay for the privilege of a 2-in-1 hybrid laptop, but the T300 Chi has very little to complain about. It is a fast and slim hybrid, making it well worth a purchase.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review

 

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi is the bigger brother to the company's compact and impressive T100 Chi, sporting superior specs including a 12.5-inch quad HD display, a removable keyboard and an Intel Core M processor, but is it any better than its...

We were impressed with the T100's build quality and design, and the T300 doesn't falter here. Even though it's bigger, it's still slim and light, and the metal look is sleek and subtle and easy on the eye. Just like its sibling, and the rest of Asus'...

Despite its decent specs and stunning screen, the Transformer Book Chi T300 suffers from a bit of a size issue: sure, it's compact at 12.5-inches, but it feels a bit long and unwieldy. It's more of a widescreen laptop that feels just a bit too big at...

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...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Heater (mashable.com)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi: Not quite a laptop replacement [REVIEW]

 

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi makes for a fine Windows tablet, but don't go tossing out your laptop anytime soon.

Beautiful design ; Thin and lightweight ; High-res display

Low-end specs for laptop ; Full-size USB usage requires an adapter ; Extremely top heavy ; Dismal speakers

The Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi makes for a fine Windows tablet, but don't go tossing out your laptop anytime soon.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi 2-in-1 laptop

 

A solidly built device that's easy to use as a tablet or as a notebook

Solid build quality ; Simple conversion from notebook to tablet

Battery life isn't impressive

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

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:UL, TUV, CE Marking Compliance, FCC Compliance, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick Compliance, CCC, GOST-R, CB, EPEAT, Energy star, CECP, RoHS, JATE / 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;Japan VCCI Compliance;IDA;CCC;GOST-R;CB;EPEAT;EU Flower;E-standby;Energy star
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Grey / Gold
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable) / Convertible (Folder)
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Grey / Gold
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:400
Display diagonal:31.8
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:Y / 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: Yes

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
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / 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 maximum resolution (DisplayPort):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 5300 / Intel® HD Graphics 5300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / 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 (slots x size):1 x 4

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / 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 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:N / No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot:N / 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:N / No / Yes
S/PDIF out port:N / No
SmartCard slot:N / 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

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 internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
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 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:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: 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:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: 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 Iris Pro Graphics: No
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: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
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):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / 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 vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): 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 / No / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: 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 / Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / HDD / HDD, User

Software

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 / SD
Hard Drive Size:2.5
HDD Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:M.2
SSD capacity:128 / 256
SSD interface: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:19.1 / 19.2 / 19.7 / 191.6
Depth (tablet mode):19.2 / 7.6
Height :1.65 / 1.67
Height (front):7.6 / 9.1
Height (rear):1.6 / 1.65 / 16.5
Height (tablet mode):19.1 / 19.2 / 7.6 / 8.9
Weight:1.4 / 1.42 / 1.43 / 1.44 / 1.45 / 1.5
Weight (tablet mode):720 / 750 / 760
Width:31.7 / 31.8 / 317.8
Width (tablet mode):31.7 / 31.8