Computex 2014: Transformer Book T300 Chi from ASUSby Ian Cutress on June 2, 2014 9:54 AM EST
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In the myriad of eight announcements from ASUS in the space of 45 minutes at their press conference, one of the new products is the Transformer Book T300 Chi.
The design is completely fanless, with LTE support and a 2560x1440 IPS display in a 12.5-inch panel. At this current point in time ASUS is only stating Intel next generation CPUs and low power Core micro-architecture, which like the Transformer Book V might but the T300 Chi in the Broadwell timeframe.
ASUS is stating a 7.3mm thickness, although it was not confirmed if this was including the keyboard dock or not. Given that depth, we might suggest that the CPU selection is in the lower half of what Intel offers/will offer, but as long as it can drive interactive content on both of the screens, all that matters is the price. I expect we will see more of the T300 Chi around CES time.
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randomhkkid - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkBy 'Both screens' in the last paragraph do you mean that the tablet has dual 12.5" screen? Also I assume that the technology to drive the tablet away from the dock is akin to miracast?
Ian Cutress - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkApologies, my fault writing late at night. My mind got jumbled at the name while digesting the press release. Post updated.
lmcd - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkPut not but in the second paragraph
Doroga - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkNone of other reviewers mention dual display.
Official specs on ASUS site just say: "Display - 12.5" WQHD(2560 x 1480)"
I think they would have mentioned dual display feature in specs and/or press photos, it's not a minor detail.
Doroga - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkProcessor Next Gen Intel® Core™ Processor
OS System Windows 8.1/Windows 8.1 Pro
Memory LP DDR3 1600MHz 2GB/4GB
Display 12.5" WQHD(2560 x 1480)
Graphic Intel® HD Graphics
Camera HD Camera
Doroga - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkiSSD + Core™ Processor makes me think it's really Broadwell.
I just hope this iSSD would be fast enough and 128Gb option would be in one of mainstream models.
andrewaggb - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linksounds good... but honestly 256GB ssd + 8GB ram would make it better. I know it's lame, but just having a couple versions of visual studio, sql server dev edition, office, etc, is 128gb. Add eclipse or android studio and a few other dev tools, and 128gb doesn't cut it in my mind. So hopefully this is either a budget device or they have a better specced option.
Doroga - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkDoubt it, Memory is stated as 2/4 and iSSDs are mostly up to 128 GB.
Could be some space/layout restrictions about memory size.
Won't be budget for sure.
Aikouka - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkAfter dealing with a bad SSD in my UX31A, I won't buy another ASUS laptop until I know that the SSD in it uses a *standard interface*! =(
Doroga - Monday, June 2, 2014 - linkLikely will be soldered on motherboard to make thinness magic happen.