The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 was arguably the most impressive 2-in-1 Windows laptop at CES 2015. Boasting a 7.6mm unibody chassis, a 12.5-inch detachable WQHD IPS display (2560×1440 pixels), a fanless design with 128GB SSD storage and an Intel Core M processor, the flagship model is significantly thinner, lighter and more powerful than any of its predecessors. Last night, Asus announced Australian pricing and availability during the product’s official launch. Here are the details.
The Asus Transformer Book Chi T300 is a 2-in-1 Windows laptop that allows the user to remove the screen from the keyboard and use it as a tablet. Powered by Intel’s Core M-5Y71 CPU, it’s chiefly aimed at consumers who want the convenience of a tablet without compromising on laptop power.
In Australia, there are two configurations to choose from: the T300CHI-FH014H and the T300CHI-FL005H. The FH014H version comes with a lower-resolution Full HD screen and less RAM (4GB versus 8GB).
Here are the chief specifications for both models (click to enlarge):
In addition to the two T300 models, Asus is also launching an entry-level Chi T100 model. It comes with a 10.1-inch Full HD screen, 2GB of RAM and a 64GB SSD powered by an Intel Atom Z3775 CPU.
The Transformer Book Chi T300 (T300CHI-FH014H) will launch with a recommended retail price of $1599. The Transformer Book Chi T300 (T300CHI-FL005H) will sell for $1299. Both versions are available now from a range of retailers including Harvey Norman, JB HiFi, Dick Smith and the ASUS E-Shop. The Transformer Book Chi T100 is shipping in early April with an RRP of $699.
Keep your eyes peeled for a full Gizmodo review of the Chi T300, coming soon.