The Asus Transformer Book T100 is an inexpensive 2-in-1 tablet that becomes a laptop when you attach a keyboard dock. The T100 has a 10 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, and it usually sells for between $250 and $350.
Now it looks like Asus could have a premium model in the works. An unannounced device called the Asus T100 Chi showed up at the WiFi Alliance website this week.
Update: It also hit the FCC this week.
About the only thing we know for certain about the T100 Chi is that it’s made by Asus, feature dual-band 802.11n WiFi, and runs Windows 8 software.
But earlier this year Asus introduced the Transformer Book T300 Chi. That’s a 2-in-1 device with a 12.5 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel IPS display and an Intel Core M Broadwell processor. While it has a bigger screen and a faster processor than the Transformer Book T100, the T300 Chi is also thinner, measuring just 0.56 inches thick in laptop mode and 0.29 inches thick when used as a tablet.
It’s likely that the upcoming Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi will be a 10 inch Windows tablet with a detachable keyboard. What we don’t yet know is if it’ll have a high-resolution display or Core M Broadwell processor like the T300 Chi or a Bay Trail CPU and a 1366 x 768 pixel display like the original T100.
We also don’t know the price or launch date yet, but I wouldn’t be surprised to hear more about the Transformer Book T100 Chi at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
via Notebook Italia