ASUS Transformer Book Chi T100CHI Review – A Great Detachable 2 In 1 Laptop

The Transformer series from ASUS has been here for such a long time since the first model that was arrived in 2011. At that time, it still runs Android OS and many people are not interested with it. The difference case is happened when the company introduced the same version, but with Windows OS. Everyone was going crazy since they could easily swap into the traditional mode with keyboard and tablet mode by detach the screen from keyboard. The mode is transformed smoothly and there is no anything left since everything is stored on the tablet.

The company now comes with the newer model in this 2017. It features many similar things, but still promises huge improve on the performance and design. The model itself included of the 10 inch, the 12 inch, and 8.9 version. But here, we are going to discuss about the 10 inch model since it’s probably the best one to consider in term of productivity and portability.

We are going to talk about further on this article. We decided to make the article, so people will easily to make their choice about this device. To make it easier for you to understand, let’s we jump into the article.

Design And Build Quality

The design is somehow pretty good despite of its cheap price. The entire body is not made from plastic, but comes with aluminum that has instant premium feel thanks to its nice finishing. The unibody design features a nice precision finishing and I did not found any weird thing on its body. I guess what they said on the marketing is really true on this case. The only problem I got here is located on the weight that slightly thicker than most tablets I have ever seen. It does not feel that weight, but you still have to get used with it.

The build quality is top notch on this case. I tried to attach and detach the keyboard for many times during the test and it’s always connected successfully. It feels better than most of Chinese tablet that available in the market right now. The hinge is strong and solid where the keyboard will never get disconnected when it’s moved out. The case is always happened on many similar products, but here the thing is totally different.

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Book Chi T100CHI 2The Intel Atom processor and 4 GB RAM is able to support a good performance although the Z3795 is not a desktop, but a mobile processor. The Windows 10 runs smoothly and the booting process is really fast. It only takes few second until the Windows screen is coming out. I always turn it off when I do not use it since it saves more battery and the booting process is also fast.

On handling every day activity, the performance is not something to worry about. It runs good as long as you do not expect a high thing. Running Microsoft Office, streaming videos, or doing small Photoshop is not a big issue, but never expect to do video rendering or heavy task since the laptop is designed for standard usage.

Transformer Book Chi T100CHIMain Specs
CPUIntel Atom Z3795 1.59 GHz
GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Card
Display Size10.1-inch
OSWindows 10
Memory4GB DDR3 Memory
Storage128 GB EMMC

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Battery Life And Keyboard

The machine is becoming a really nice companion thanks to its long battery life. Having a mobile process is getting some huge pros especially in term of battery life. The battery itself can last for more than 10 hours with single charge. The result is even better when you touch it rarely and will last for a day. The charging process is easily to do here since it uses standard micro USB like we find on most smartphones right now. Just plug your power bank and start the charging process.

The keyboard is probably the biggest issue here. The keyboard does not have good travel distance because it needs to size its small size. The normal keys still have normal size while some navigations keys are small and sometimes feel annoying especially when we use it for the first time. It takes me for few days to get used and then it performs similar performance like I do on common laptop. The keyboard is still acceptable and good for typing, so do not worry.

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Final Thought

Those are information I know about it. The Transformer series still looks good despite of the ages it has. If you are looking for detachable machine to carry around on business or travel, then I probably would recommend of this one. Well, everything is back on you on deciding the choice, so feel free to approach any choice. I just hope the information is good enough on providing the information. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again next time.

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