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Asus Transformer Book T100CHI Series

Asus Transformer Book T100CHI Series
alaScore 91

152 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Asus Transformer Book T100CHI Series. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Transformer Book T100CHI Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi

 

Asus' Transformer line has been setting the benchmark for convertible laptop/tablets ever since the first Android-running model arrived in 2011. Now Asus is back with a new range that runs Windows.

Slim metal design looks and feels premium ; Keyboard and trackpad are far superior to most Bluetooth tablet keyboards ; Connectivity is better than most tablets ; Markedly smaller than a conventional ultrabook laptop

Performance is sluggish ; Windows still isn't a great tablet OS ; Screen quality has some issues ; Battery life not very good ; 2-in-1 design doesn't quite work

May, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review

 

Asus gives the 10in hybrid a style upgrade

Sharp screen ; Classy design ; Smart stylus

Not all that much power ; Finicky wireless keyboard base

The T100 Chi is neither the most powerful or most fully featured hybrid, but it's among the classiest and best for overall value

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark

 

It's all Zen and Chi over at Asus HQ of late. The company's latest laptop-meets-tablet, the Transformer Book T100 Chi, has meditated its way to a slimmer, fitter state than its more letter-laden T100TAF predecessor, presenting a slender design that...

Slender design doesn't scrimp on quality considering the price, decent enough battery life for day's work, greater-than-Full HD display, Full Windows 8.1, affordable price point

Micro-USB ports won’t suit all, occasional keyboard lag, reflective screen, small keyboard dock keys, both parts need separate charging, battery depletion during sleep

The Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi is an impressive 2-in-1, and we'd pick its full Windows 8 setup over a Chromebook competitor without hesitation. For the price there are few competitors to challenge this Asus, especially ones as trim and well made.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Transformer Book T100 Chi review

 

Say Chi - here's a 2-in-1 that'll make you smile

Build quality ; Display ; Fanless ; Battery life

Base/tablet charge seperately ; Micro-USB ports ; Skimps on storage ; Misses out on Cherry Trail

Strong build quality, an impressive display and solid battery life overcome a fiddly two-part charging mechanism and plethora of micro-USB ports. The Chi 100 isn't quite a budget device, but it's well worth the extra money.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Steve Schardein (notebookcheck.net)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Convertible Tablet Review

 

Stylishly affordable… The latest Chi convertible from ASUS might not satisfy those with heavy computing needs, but it seems a compelling proposition for those in the market for an inexpensive 2-in-1. Can this lower-end alternative to Microsoft's...

Relatively solid, metal construction, Very portable and lightweight, Magnet-driven coupling mechanism, IPS screen with good resolution, brightness, and contrast, Physical keys with a higher-quality feel than that of the Surface Pro type cover, Great...

Cumbersome individual charging requirements for base and tablet, Inadequate system RAM, Small storage drive, Slow eMMC storage, No maintenance or upgrades possible, Shrunken keys make for difficult typing acclimation, Weak LCD color reproduction

It’s certainly not without its compromises, but for $399, there’s a lot to like about the incredibly portable ASUS T100 Chi. It’s got a passively-cooled chipset that still never feels terribly underpowered, it lasts a long time on a charge, and it’s...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 review

 

The successor to one of our favourite tablet hybrids fails to keep its crown with an increased price and some questionable design decisions

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (techadvisor.co.uk)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review

 

We like the price and functionality of the Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi, but it suffers from the usual Windows tablet issues

Promoted as a 2-in-1 tablet and laptop solution, the little Transformer Book T100 Chi is simply a Windows 8 tablet with a clip-on wireless keyboard. Put together the result looks quite smart and we cannot fault build and finish quality at the price....

Jun, 2015

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review

 

Asus gives the 10in hybrid a style upgrade

Sharp screen ; Classy design ; Smart stylus

Not all that much power ; Finicky wireless keyboard base

The T100 Chi is neither the most powerful or most fully featured hybrid, but it's among the classiest and best for overall value

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Dominic Moass (kitguru.net)

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi Review

 

The T100 Chi is the latest in Asus' range of 2-in-1 laptop hybrids. With a 10.1-inch FHD display, it is the middle child of the Transformer Book range, as Asus have called it. With an Intel Bay Trail CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, a total...

Quality build

Screen does not tilt far back enough

The T100 Chi seems a decent tablet, but is really no more than that. You would probably be better off just buying an iPad and adding a bluetooth keyboard as you won’t want to be using the T100 Chi as your main laptop device.

May, 2015

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 review

 

The Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 is one of the latest transforming machines from the Taiwanese tech maker, and it takes a much more premium approach to its design. The 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 gadget sports a full HD display and a full keyboard,...

Asus has gone all out with its latest Transformer Book Chi T100, giving it a solid and slim metal design, and a decent keyboard, all in a 10.1-inch portable that's pretty much ideal when you're on the move. The Chi T100 comprises two main parts: the...

Asus is almost onto a winner with its portable Chi T100, but it suffers from a few major drawbacks. For starters, we found the battery couldn’t quite last the whole day, as we only managed to squeeze out around eight hours of standard use - that's not...

Asus' Transformer Book Chi T100 is a solid transforming tablet/laptop hybrid that's small enough to sling around in your bag, doesn’t cost the earth and Windows 8.1 runs well on it too. It's positively slim and light, but the Bluetooth connecting...

Apr, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:10

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):30
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:2

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Certificates

Certification:Acer Crystal Eye\nAcer Video Conference Manager\nAcer GridVista\nAcer Backup Manager\nAcer eRecovery Management\nAcer GameZone\nAcer Game Console\nAdobe Reader\nAdobe Flash Player\nGoogle Toolbar\nGoogle Desktop\nGoogle Setup\nMy WinLocker\nMicrosoft Windows Live Essentials Wave 3\nOrion\nSkype\nWindows Live Essentials - Wave 3.2\nAcer Accessory Store2\nAcer Assist\nAcer Identity Card\nAcer Registration\nAcer Updater\neBay shortcut 2009 / UL, CE, FCC, BSMI, Australia C-TICK / NZ A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, IDA, WEEE, Erp 2013, JATE / UL, CE, FCC, BSMI, C-TICK / A-Tick, CCC, GOST-R, CB, IDA, WEEE, Erp 2013, JATE
Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Beige / Black / Black, Blue
Form factor:Convertible (Detachable)
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product colour:Beige / Black / Black, Blue
Product Type:Hybrid (2-in-1)

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display diagonal:25.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 1920 x 1200
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:12
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 311
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 778
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):600
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):2
Memory clock speed:1067 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G: No
4G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0+HS
Ethernet LAN: No
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Micro-USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2
AC adapter output voltage:9
AC adapter power:10

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:2
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1600
Memory types supported by processor:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 2x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.24 / 2.39
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2 / L3
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Cherry Trail
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.44 / 1.46
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:X5-Z8500 / Z3775
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom x5 series / Intel Atom Z3700 series
Processor Socket:BGA1380
Processor threads:4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):2
Stepping:C0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2
Tjunction:90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: No
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache: No
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):No / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:80268 / 85474 / Z3775
Processor code:SR1SM / SR27N
Processor package size:17
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Security

Cable lock slot:N / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Password protection: Yes

Software

Bundled software:Office 365 Personal
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash), SDXC / microSDXC
Flash memory:128 / 32 / 6 / 64
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
SSD capacity:128
Storage Media:Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 32 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.4
Depth (tablet mode):17.4 / 7.2
Height :1.27 / 1.99 / 2.2
Height (front):1.32 / 2.04
Height (rear):1.48 / 2.2
Height (tablet mode):1.27 / 17.4 / 7.2
Weight:1.07 / 1.08 / 1.09
Weight (tablet mode):430 / 570
Width:25.6 / 26.5
Width (tablet mode):25.6 / 26.5