Launched and Gorgeous: the ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi and T300 FA are here

 

Both of them are gorgeous.

Two new members of the ASUS Transformer line up (above) are here: the T300 Chi and T300 FA. As with the T100 and T200 hybrids, the new T300’s follow a tablet-plus-dockable keyboard form. Below are the specs for comparison. (See also ASUS T300 Chi First Look.)

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi ASUS Transformer Book T300 FA
12.5-inch 1920×1080 FHD IPS Display 12.5-inch IPS HD Display 1366×768
Intel® Core™ M 5Y10/5Y71 Processor Intel® Core™ M 5Y10 Processor
LPDDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4GB, up to 8GB LPDDR3 1600 MHz SDRAM, 4GB
128SSD 64GB ISSD (Tablet), 500GB SATA, up to 1TB (Dock)
1 x Combo Audio Jack
1 x Micro USB 3.0
1 x Micro HDMI
1 x Bluetooth On/Off Switch
1 x SD Card Reader
1 x AC Adapter Plug
1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
1 x Micro USB 2.0
1 x Micro HDMI
1 x SD Card Reader
Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1
32Whrs – Tablet | 2Whrs – Dock 30WHrs, 2S1P, 2-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
1.43 kg 1.50 kg
317.8 x 191.6 x 7.6 ~ 16.5 mm (WxDxH) 30.8(W) x 20.7(D) x 0.99 ~ 1.03 (H) cm
T300Chi (5Y10) – Php39,995 Php32,995.00
T300Chi (5Y71) – Php46,995

Above: Eason de Guzman, ASUS Digital Marketing Head, shows off the T300 Chi with tablet and keyboard separated.

Both T300’s have Bluetooth-dockable keyboards, but only the T300 FA has a 500 GB hard drive housed in its keyboard – that’s good enough for files, images, music, and movies (if you’re not greedy). The T300 is also cheaper than the T300 Chi but has a more plastic body (the T300 Chi is predominantly aluminum). Here are more pics of the gorgeous T300’s.

Even the 8GB RAM T300 Chi with Intel M 5Y71 is cheaper by P37,000 compared to the Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro.

Along side the new Transformer Books, ASUS also launched the ASUS ROG G551 gaming laptop. Both the ASUS Transformer T300 Chi and T300 FA are now available nationwide from ASUS authorized resellers.

 

See also:

ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi (5Y10) Unboxing, First Thoughts

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is Slim, Svelte, Sexy and I Want One

Author

Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.