“Our laptop thinner than MacBook Air”, – said the head of the review ASUS Johnny Shih at the presentation of a brand new review ASUS Transformer book T300 Chi in Las Vegas this winter. A strange comparison, considering how long ago did this design at Apple. But the review ASUS T300 Chi – not just a laptop, and a transformer, touch screen, easily turns into a tablet. This Apple MacBook can not.
Two halves of a whole: Review ASUS T300 Chi
The hybrid gadget review ASUS consists of two parts. The main one where there is a screen. Here hidden filling device, including the battery. A keyboard unit serves as a supplement which helps in typing. It does not provide any connectors or a large battery. Why – a riddle: a place in the keyboard unit would be enough, and the device worked much longer.
The top is made from aluminum and lower part – of matte plastic, both surfaces are easy to get dirty. Do not add joy no recess, so that opening the notebook is very inconvenient. But the build quality is excellent happened: a hybrid review ASUS T300 Chi no worse than said Macbook.
Keyboard unit review ASUS is fixed in two slots by means of magnets. They are very tightly held screen: even if you turn the assembled laptop, the tablet does not fall out of it.
For the tablet review ASUS will be too large, and by the standards of ultrabooks – very heavy. These are the disadvantages of a collapsible structure.
Big mirror: Review ASUS T300 Chi
The model review ASUS has a 12.5-inch display with a glossy finish. Resolution is 2560h1440 points. The pixel density is high, it is 235 ppi, that by the standards of tablets – an excellent result. Aspect ratio 16: 9 for watching the video, but due to the broad scope of the screen Transformer looks too stretched to the sides. For work on the Internet is not the best option, and the tablet itself will be too heavy to keep it in front of him. Too bad that is not supplied digital pen, like the Surface Pro 3, there would be more convenient to draw or enter handwritten way.
Screen Laptop ASUS T300 Chi uses an LCD IPS panel with a diagonal of 12.5 inches. This resolution is 2560×1440 pixels – pixel density lacking in abundance. Let’s see what he and other characteristics.
The stock of the normal brightness: 344 cd / m2 maximum. Do not forget to deactivate the “adaptive brightness control” setting in Windows, otherwise the screen will seem dull. Contrast reached 1400: 1 – a good result. Viewing angles are typical for a wide IPS, but the anti-glare properties of very average because of the glossy glass and the sensor layer. This design greatly reflects incident light.
The average range of optimal – 2.15. High color temperature – about 7000K. The color balance with the level and the average Delta E deviation in the grayscale moderate: 4.91.
The color gamut review ASUS is close to the standard sRGB, but the undertones in the green and magenta heavily distorted by the shade. Perhaps this affected the utility Splendid, adjusts the tone of the image under the sun, from 6500K to 3000K during the day in the evening. All this leads to a terrible redness image so that a clever but mischievous best to disable the utility. Average Delta E color error on ColorChecker – 3,73. Basically, the screen colors are tolerant, despite some blots.
Screen review ASUS T300 Chi turned out pretty good, except for two nuances: high glare from the glossy touch screen, as well as some discoloration. However, looking at the absolute values of the errors, they are unlikely to greatly interfere in actual use. The rest – a good IPS-display.
Without fans. Without games
Within two cores, Intel Core M 1.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphics Intel HD Graphics 5300. Not too weak if the stuffing? Watching what to do. Given that, the device is in the area of 70 thousand, a very limited range of consumers. To buy games console rather than torturing mobile technology, designed to work on the go.
Power enough to see the film in 4K, if necessary, though hardly in practice, someone will do it at 13 inches. Talking about the movie, and say a few words about the sound quality. The volume level is good, but the sound is not very. On the other hand – that want from a thin plate.
Processor review ASUS Intel Core M revealed at the end of last year. It is characterized by very low power consumption and heat dissipation. It is possible to move to a passive cooling system and produce thin, lightweight device with good operating time. Now notebook manufacturers remained not so much. We picked up a few interesting to compare options. Apple MacBook 12-inch, 13.3-inch convertible Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 3 Pro and the Dell Latitude 7350.
Disk System in our version of 128 GB, now it is necessary to work a minimum. Transformer review ASUS reads the data from the card format microSD, but the big SD-type card can not be inserted here. Actually connecting peripheral issues. MicroUSB, built into the body is useless without an adapter. It lies in the set, but if you forget it at home, and the trip will need to plug a USB flash drive? One problem. Even in the small Microsoft Surface Pro 3 full port. By no Ethernet, we have become accustomed, Wi-Fi, our everything. It’s a shame, but this is not a fancy gadget, the SIM-maps, GPS in it, too, is missing.
From the outlet do not go: Review ASUS T300 Chi
The battery in the laptop review ASUS small 32 Wh and rely on the unit with a keyboard is not necessary, there is a small supply of 2.5 Wh, which does not affect the lifetime of the whole bunch. In fact, the second battery is needed only in order to charge the keyboard unit which is connected to the computer via Bluetooth.
Charge enough for 6 hours of video in Full HD quality, or 4 hours of work on the Internet. Not much. For comparison, the tablet Surface Pro 3 works in video mode more than 7 hours, as many ultrabooks like the Dell XPS 13 issue of 10-11 hours of video.
Hours not very big: it hurt to build an extra battery in the part of the keyboard?
Review ASUS T300 Chi: Verdict
Review ASUS T300 Chi – the choice of those originals that for some reason does not fit a laptop, which can not be detached from the keyboard. We do not think there are many. But just for these few and appeared segment of Transformers. And once they do, it’s someone who needs it?
In general, such devices are nice to receive a gift from a business partner. Expensive. Unusually. That is not very practical – it tenth. Want to practicality? Then it is better to take an ordinary ultrabook (there is also a touch screen), where there will be problems with connectors, will be more convenient touchpad and better hours. And for the great masters have Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Officially, it is not imported into Russia, but you can order it. It is not as thin, but there is a convenient pen, good autonomy and have the different keyboard to choose from.
Review ASUS T300 Chi pros:
- High-quality assembly
- Good screen
- Unusual design
Review ASUS T300 Chi cons:
- Few connectors
- Modest autonomy
- High sensitivity of the touchpad