ASUS unveils the Transformer Book T300 Chi: a thin 12.5" Windows tablet with 2560x1440 display, and fanless design

ASUS unveils the Transformer Book T300 Chi: a thin 12.5
Asus is on a roll today at the Computex 2014 expo, announcing a full-featured seasonal lineup, ranging from phones, through tablets, to crazy hybrids. One of those awesome combos we've come to associate Asus with already, is the new Transformer Book T300 Chi, dubbed by the company to be the "world's thinnest 12.5-inch detachable tablet." 

Exactly how thin it comes in that case? Just 0.56" (14.3mm) for the tablet part plus the keyboard dock, and the respectable 0.29" (7.3mm) for the tablet half only. Not too shabby for a 12.5-incher at all, as the nearest competitor, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, is at 0.36" (9mm). As for the rest of the specs, Asus again one-ups the Pro 3, featuring a 2560 x 1440 IPS-LCD display, and some mystic "Intel’s next-generation, high-performance, low-power processor based on the Core micro-architecture." 

If Asus means Intel's upcoming Broadwell line, instead of Haswell, as hinted by the words "fanless design," this thing is unlikely to see the light of day before the fall, but the silicon and screen resolution would immediately make it one of the more interesting detachable tablet devices out there when it lands. Still, Haswell also has a fanless mobile edition, so it might land sooner, and there will also be a Transformer Book T300 Chi with LTE connectivity. Asus is staying mum on the exact pricing for the kit. It will also be apparently available in at least black and the fashionable gold colors, judging from the press shots below.

source: Asus

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11 Comments

1. DEATHSTROKE9

Posts: 399; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

The best device you will never buy....

2. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

HANDS ON VIDEO PLEASE!!!

8. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hands on video comparison with the Surface Pro 3 please :)

3. Desmortibus

Posts: 66; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Battery life, please ?...

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

ASUS claim their T300 (the predecessor to this) has 8 hours of battery

4. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

It seems to be just an announcement and the image is a 3D render that doesn't even have the right aspect ratio.

5. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

bet it has no proper stylus/pen support. :( sounds so nice otherwise...

6. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Yeah, since I got my Surface pro and Note 3, I've come to demand it on every device I buy.

11. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

I didn't use the note 3 pen as it should have been. I think on devices 8in up, yes I would want them. But less? It to me is not worth it other than to press the smallest of things on non-touch optimized things. Perhaps a few more tries will change my mind.

9. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

That's the one thing I clicked on here looking for. To see if it had a wacom pen. I'm guessing by the lack of "touting" the feature, as you said, it won't have it. Which is a shame, because if you are going to own a "tablet", it needs a stylus. Period.

10. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

no price means I cant afford it

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