ASUS Transformer Book Chi Now Available For Pre-order In The US

Asus T300
ASUS Transformer Book Chi Windows devices T100 Chi and T300 Chi are now available on pre-order on ASUS store and major retailers starting at $399. It comes with  beautiful all-aluminum unibody, magnetic hinge offers four usage modes–Attached, Detached, Flipped and Tented, advanced fan-less design for silent operation and class-leading performance.

Read the full press release below.

FREMONT, Calif., March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ASUS today begins accepting preorders for the Transformer Book Chi family from the ASUS Store and select resellers. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 (CES), the Transformer Book Chi is a family of razor-thin 2-in-1 Windows detachables that offer the unrivalled convenience of a powerful laptop and transforms seamlessly into a handy tablet whenever needed.

The flagship 12.5-inch T300 Chi, recipient of a 2015 CES Innovation Award, is powered by the all-new Intel® Core™ M processor for outstanding performance and power efficiency. T100 Chi is a compact 10.1-inch model with all-day battery life. Both models have a bright, crisp and clear IPS display for wide viewing angles and vibrant colors.

Perfect on-the-go, all Chi models are distinguished by their razor-thin profiles and quiet performance, made possible by the fanless design. T100 Chi has the world’s thinnest Windows tablet at an incredible 0.28 inch and T300 Chi measures just 0.65 inch when docked, which is even thinner than an Apple® Macbook Air®.

As well as being amazingly slim, Transformer Book Chi has a luxurious and sophisticated feel, with precision craftsmanship and engineering expertise combined to realize the seamless all-aluminum unibody design. The edges of Chi are enhanced with diamond-cut chamfering, adding brilliant highlights to the elegant metallic body.

The Transformer Book Chi Series uses wide-view in-plane switching (IPS) displays enhanced with ASUS TruVivid technology. By combining three layers into a single piece of glass and eliminating the air gaps that cause internal reflectance in between, TruVivid delivers more vibrant images, astounding sharpness and an ultra-wide color gamut.

Transformer Book Chi’s instant, seamless transformation between handy tablet and powerful laptop is made possible by the uniquely-designed magnetic hinge, which employ powerful neodymium magnets arranged precisely to ensure secure and reliable docking. Whenever inspiration strikes, the magnetic hinge also allows users to express their creativity in four usage modes—attached, detached, flipped and tented.

The ASUS Transformer Book Chi Active Stylus Pen (sold separately) features up to 256 pressure sensitivity levels for an incredibly precise writing and drawing experience, while natural palm rejection allows you to rest your hand comfortably.

Powered by an Intel® Core™ M processor, the T300 Chi delivers smooth performance to handle day-to-day computing work. The T100 Chi is powered by an Intel® Atom™ processor that maximizes efficiency and battery life for all-day computing up to 10hrs on a single charge. This superb power-efficiency, combined with an advanced thermal management design from the ASUS engineering team, enables the Transformer Book Chi to operate without fans. The passive design enables Chi to run silently, while delivering excellent performance for daily computing tasks.

In addition to the latest Windows 8.1 preinstalled, the T100CHI also features a free one year subscription to Microsoft Office 365 Personal Edition and 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive.

AVAILABILITY

ASUS Transformer Book T300 and T100 Chi series is available for preorder immediately from the ASUS Store, Newegg.com, Amazon.com and other retailers. For more information, please visit http://www.asus.com/us/site/2-in-1/transformer-book/chi.

SPECIFICATIONS1 & PRICING

US Model

T300CHI-F1-DB

T300CHI-FH011H

Processor

Intel© Core™ M 5Y10 (dual-core, up to 2.0 GHz)

Intel© Core™ M 5Y71 (dual-core, up to 2.9 GHz)

Graphics card

Intel© HD Graphics 5300

Operating system

Windows 8.1 64-bit

Display

12.5-inch LED Backlit FHD (1920×1080) IPS multi-touch

12.5-inch LED Backlit WQHD (2560×1440) IPS multi-touch

Cameras

2MP HD Camera

Memory &

storage

4GB DDR3L-1600

128GB SSD

Micro SDXC slot (up to 128GB)

8GB DDR3L-1600

128GB SSD

Micro SDXC (up to 128GB)

I/O ports

1x Micro USB 3.0

1 x micro HDMI

1 x headphone out and mic in

Wireless

802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) and Bluetooth 4.0

Battery

Lithium-polymer 31Wh

Size

Tablet: 12.5″ x 7.5″ x 0.3″

Tablet + keyboard: 12.5″ x 7.5″ x 0.4-0.6″

Weight

Tablet: 1.6lbs

Tablet + keyboard: 3.2lbs

MSRP

USD $699

USD $899

SPECIFICATIONS2 & PRICING

US Model

T100CHI-B1-BK

T100CHI-C1-BK

Processor

Intel© Atom™ Z3775 (quad-core, up to 2.39 GHz)

Graphics card

Intel© HD Graphics 5300

Operating system

Windows 8.1

Display

10.1-inch LED Backlit FHD (1920×1200) IPS multi-touch

Cameras

Front: 2MP HD Camera

Rear: 5MP camera (auto focus)

Memory &

storage

2GB

32GB eMMC

Micro SDXC slot (up to 128GB)

2GB

64GB eMMC

Micro SDXC (up to 128GB)

I/O ports

1x Micro USB 3.0

1 x micro HDMI

1 x headphone out and mic in

Wireless

802.11a/b/g/n (dual-band) and Bluetooth 4.0

Battery

Lithium-polymer 31Wh

Size

Tablet: 10.1″ x 6.9″ x 0.3″

Tablet + keyboard: 10.1″ x 6.9″ x 0.5″

Weight

Tablet: 1.3lbs

Tablet + keyboard: 2.4lbs

MSRP

USD $399

USD $449

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