Asus presents ‘world’s thinnest Windows tablet’ in Dubai

Transformer Book T300 ‘Chi’ employs nifty magnet-based form-factor transition

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Asus presents ‘world’s thinnest Windows tablet’ in Dubai The unit carries one of Intel's voltage-lite Core M processors, a modest 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive.
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 24, 2015

Taiwanese hardware vendor Asus unveiled its latest notebooks at Fairmont The Palm, Dubai, today, including a two-in-one Transformer Book said to be the world's thinnest Windows-based tablet.

GALLERY: Asus Chi

The Asus Transformer Book T300 "Chi" was the star of the show. A 12.5-inch Full HD IPS display detaches from the main body in a rather novel fashion. Instead of mechanical clips to hold the screen in place, Asus has deployed a crafty system of three magnets. Trying to pull the screen from its housing by applying force perpendicular to its nesting place is extremely difficult, but if a user pulls from the corner of the screen with a gentle rotation the tablet pulls out with ease.

Apart from the form-factor transition, the device carries a strong spec, which, while not top of the line, certainly makes the Chi a strong candidate when selecting a solid, affordable productivity unit.

GALLERY: Asus Chi

The unit carries one of Intel's voltage-lite Core M processors, a modest 4GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive. Battery life, Asus told us, is "up to 8 hours".

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