Asus' Transformer Book Chi family is an inexpensive Surface Pro alternative

By Shawn Knight
Jan 5, 2015
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  1. During Asus' press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show, the company announced a new family of Windows-based convertible tablets. The Transformer Book Chi family will debut with three models including the low-end T90 Chi as well as the high-end T300...

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  2. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Booster Posts: 186   +43

    Do any of them have outputs besides audio?
  3. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +461

    Expect the normal outputs, although good question
  4. I don't see how this is an alternative to surface. $800 for a computer with such a low-clocked processor? I don't think so. Surface (pro) had a much higher clocked processor. That computer is going to be very slow. No thanks. I'll pick Surface (pro) over that any day. Not that I want an ridiculously overpriced Surface (pro) either...

    This feels like a joke -_-
    Apparently the market does not understand what makes a good computer.
  5. mtwcebu

    mtwcebu TS Rookie

    Don't be such an arse. processor is not everything. The new Atom's perform quite well and the Core M is highly acclaimed. For a few people (like you) processor power is all that counts. For MOST people, size and battery life are what matters. For MOST people the design of the Chi is superior to the Surface, easier to sit in your lap, easier to type on. The Surface is a nice machine but I'll take one of these over it any day,
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  6. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +461

    And for some it's all about the pricing, and that's also great.

    Also, @Guest, why would you like that much horse power on a small convertible tablet that is not meant to be used for coding or graphic design (Or whatever)? The whole idea IS the form factor for daily usage and office productivity, browsing the net, checking emails, some mild editting, taking notes and what not.
  7. PixelMediaArts

    PixelMediaArts TS Rookie

    For me to compare it to the Surface Pro it had better mention something about the pen input.
    Also no mention of a kickstand. But it does look promising.

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