The ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi is yet another option among increasing number of hybrid offerings that come at very pocket-friendly prices. The affordable Windows tablet is designed to offer seamless transition to a notebook mode and looks set to rival the likes of HP Pavilion x360 notebooks and Acer Aspire R11.
Boasting a fan-less design, the ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi has a streamlined, curved body with metal and plastic as well as diamond-cut edges. The fan-less design of the hybrid is made possible by the power efficient processor that drives it. The tablet, which is completely detachable, is quite slim at only 7.5mm thick and 16.5mm with its keyboard dock. It weighs in at just 400 grams with battery – the mobile keyboard dock adds a further 350 grams to bring total weight to only 750 grams.
The ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi is fitted with an 8.9-inch diagonal touch display. With a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, the screen of the hybrid does not have the best resolution available on the market. But at that resolution level, the glare display should be able to deliver decent natural viewing angles and acceptably good colour reproduction.
Hardware and Software
Driven by a quad-core Intel Bay Trail-T processor, the ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi is designed for decent performance level and noise-less operation. The processor is clocked at speeds of between 1.46 GHz and approximately 2.4 GHz. It is paired with RAM of 2 GB and graphics processing is managed by built-in Intel HD Graphics. The Transformer Book T90 Chi runs on the touch-friendly Windows 8.1 operating system.
Sundry Specs and Features
An eMMC memory chip of either 32GB or 64GB capacity is provided for your storage needs on the ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi. The convertible boasts an impressive-for-price camera configuration – a 5-megapixel rear sensor and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. It features integrated stereo speakers, microphone, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n. Available ports and interfaces include one micro-USB port (which can be used for charging the tablet), one microSD card slot and a combo audio jack.
Price and Availability
ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi appears to represent great value for money a base price of $299, which works out to a price of less than N60,000 in Nigeria, going by prevailing exchange rate at this time. It is especially interesting since you are essentially getting the benefits of two devices in one and have access to full Windows 8.1 operating system. It is not yet clear when the Transformer Book T90 Chi will hit the stores, having previously been expected to be available by late March.