Test: Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi

T300 Chi has certain limitations both as a Tablet and a computer, but as a whole it impresses both.

T300 Chi will be enough time to be seen as a computer that can also serve as a tablet. It is sold in two versions with different fast CPU and different screen resolution. The cheaper costs of SEK 7 500 while the more expensive as we test this costing 11,000 dollars. Of course it is insanely expensive for a tablet device, but for a high-performance PC is it a reasonable price tag.

But then we would also have a high-performance PC laptop. We don’t want something that works a bit worse on the grounds that it is a tablet. Tablet features is a pure bonus. Pass the T300 Chi to deliver this?


The computer has an Intel Core M-processor, the first computer I’m testing with this processor. I am aware of the performance when I use it and I also run Google Web tests-benchmark-Octane and Sunspider.Both measurement and experience performing the equivalent of my one year old laptop with the then fastest hardware available, but it does it in addition to a higher screen resolution.

But what really impresses is that it does so with an entire fan loose system. Yes, the plate can get pretty hot when you drive it, but it feels incredibly luxurious with a fast computer that is completely silent when using it.

The keyboard is hooked on with a magnetic lock, but has no real connection to the plate other than via bluetooth. This means that it does not give the plate higher battery capacity, adds more USB ports and must be loaded separately. However, it seems to have really long battery life, for I still have after several weeks never needed to charge it.
The mount is not quite as solid as a fixed hinge on a computer, and the screen cannot bend back really as far as I would have liked, mostly because it would tip backwards because the screen is as heavy as the keyboard. But on the whole it feels like a computer when they are connected, not as a tablet with the connected keyboard. It is most noticeable on the bluetooth that takes a few seconds when you turn on your computer before the keyboard responds. The keyboard itself feels at least as good as on a normal laptop.

Yes, this is a real laptop, and a good one at that. The only thing I really miss is the connection ports. There is a micro-USB 3.0 port with adaptor to standard USB that comes with, HDMI port and headphone jack, and that’s all. Since most accessories you might want to connect requires standard USB, this is a real minus if it is primarily a computer you’re looking for.

Right choice of USB 3.0 feels extra stupid. USB type C port will replace it, and then it never has taken off to begin with, it will be difficult to find accessories that use the style. Adapter Asus sends with nor USB 3.0 connector.

System Windows 8 has a lot of bark through the years, but in my opinion is Windows 8.1 a really good computer systems if you use it as such. If you get used to the lack of the start menu, it is a clear improvement in Windows 7 on most points, with lightning-fast start time as the biggest advantage. On the armament this machine is fitted with floats it on without any strength.

 

The high resolution of 2560 x 1440, however, is not only a good thing, for the very high screen resolutions is one of the system’s weaknesses. Without adjustments, most programs in desktop mode abnormally small, we speak the text size at any millimeters. Some programs are able to adjust for this, and there is also a preference option to enlarge the text on the system level, but sometimes the text look blurry and ugly. Still other applications ignore even the system setting and becomes difficult to use. Hopefully, this will be better after the computer is upgraded to Windows 10 in summer.

That tablet, with the keyboard disconnected, is Asus T300 Chi right big and heavy, but undoubtedly impressive with their performance.The system responds with no lag and the screen is really great for a plate.

The problem here is well mainly Windows 8.1. It is an excellent computer-OS, and a habilt surfplatta system whose biggest problem is the lack of apps, but the problem is that there are two systems that are barely talking to each other. Computer system’s desktop mode is not a treat to use without keyboard and touchpad, but still, it’s where you end up, for example, if you open your browser or want to play a video. Tablet mode, on the other hand, feels far too limited if you are using the computer. The result is likely to install apps to your Tablet and desktop applications for desktopläget with the same features, which in the worst case (for example, Evernote and Dropbox) must sync with each other over the cloud. It doesn’t feel good, and we can only hope that it gets better on Windows 10.

This dichotomy is not Asus fault, and I would like to think that it is resolved in a few months when the plate get their upgrade to Windows 10. Until there is something to be aware of before purchase.

On the whole, I think Asus T300 Chi lives up to the price tag. It is a really good PC that can also serve as proficient tablet. The system fan is loose and completely silent is well just what one expects of a tablet device, but for a PC that delivers this performance, it is immediately impressive and gives a computer is absolutely quiet. The computer’s main shortcoming is the lack of connection ports, which is reasonable for a Tablet but less good for a PC in this price range. If the keyboard had the physical connection to the plate, it might also have been able to contribute with more ports. But it is not the computer T300 Chi is.

On the other hand
Daniel Hessel: Which computer or tablet, it is a fairly smooth story, as long as you only use your computer. It does not even exist a single full sized USB connector on a real computer, much less any other full-sized contacts at all, is just silly.

Mobile battery test
Battery video time: 2 HR 26 min

Questions and answers
How much space does it have?
128 GB of storage memory of which 92 GB are available for user. It feels like enough.

A few fun accessories?
Asus has a leather cases to the plate and the computer that actually can be recommended. The computer becomes neater and less fragile.

No additional USB ports on the keyboard?
No, it is a bluetooth keyboard that has no physical connection to the plate. A micro-USB 3.0, which can become a regular via adaptor, all you have.

An alternative: Asus T300 Chi, the cheaper- Budget choice
For 3 500 SEK less, you get a Asus T300 Chi with slower processor, half as much RAM, and a monitor with lower resolution. Processor and RAM goes in part to drive the high resolution screen, and as i mention in the text is the lower screen resolution not only a disadvantage in Windows.

128 GB
The SSD is reasonably generous, and Asus contributes with a terabyte to their own cloud service.

Weight 722 – 1 430 g
It’s a pretty heavy tablet you receive, and also as a computer, it is in the heavy segment, given its size.

Screen 12.5-inch
On a computer, 12.5-inch combined with high resolution make application Windows and especially text excessively small.

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