A new laptop/tablet hybrid from ASUS is a stunningly portable business machine. In fact, the Transformer Book T300 Chi looks to be the world's thinnest 12.5-inch hybrid. The Windows 8.1 tablet boasts a large display, a fast processor and a detachable keyboard that's easy to snap on when you need it. Specific pricing details have yet to be announced, but reports indicate it could fall into the same price range as the highly affordable ASUS Transformer Book T100, which starts at $349. Read on for three features that make the Transformer Book T300 Chi good for business.
A tablet is a great tool for checking email and running productivity apps when you're away from the office, but a laptop computer is better when you have real work to do. The Transformer Book T300 Chi is a hybrid device that bridges the gap with a sturdy detachable keyboard and a roomy touchpad that will make it easier to navigate your Windows desktop, and use applications that require precision pointing, such as Microsoft Excel.
The standout feature of the Transformer Book T300 Chi's is its super-thin design. Even with the keyboard dock attached, it measures just 0.28 inches thick. That's even thinner than Microsoft's new Surface Pro 3 alone, without its keyboard. That makes ASUS' hybrid a good pick for commuters and frequent travelers who want an ultraportable business machine.
The Transformer Book T300 boasts a sharp 12.5-inch display that's even bigger than the 12-inch screen on the Surface Pro 3. A little extra screen real estate can make a big difference for business users who need to perform screen-intensive tasks, and even everyday activities like checking email are more comfortable on a larger display. And the Transformer Book T300's display is about as sharp as the one on the Surface Pro 3, with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.