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ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi

from  $435+
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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

On paper, the Transformer Book Chi T300 is a good deal for what it is: $899 (or less) for a super-thin tablet with a sharp screen that accepts pen input, and a keyboard dock that actually comes in the box at no extra charge (ahem, Microsoft). Still, to get the price down that low -- and to achieve a design that's "thinner than air" -- ASUS had to make all manner of compromises. The battery life is short, even compared to other systems with a similar Core M processor. At the same time, when you factor in the keyboard dock, it's heavier than other comparably specced laptops that manage to last longer on a charge. And yet, despite being bulkier, it actually has fewer ports -- in fact, there isn't a single full-sized USB socket on the entire machine, not even on the detachable dock. If you really just want a hybrid-type PC but can't spend a ton of money, this could fit the bill. But if you have any flexibility in your budget, you can probably do better.

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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Hybrid
Screen size
12.522
Screen resolution
Other
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.219
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 820
Type
Form factor
Screen size
Screen resolution
Bundled OS
Processor speed
System RAM
Pointing device
Video outputs
Maximum battery life
Tablet
Hybrid
12.522
Other
Windows
1.219
81
Trackpad
HDMI
Up to 820

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73 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
73

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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