Asus is brushing up its line of 2-in-1 Windows notebooks with detachable keyboards. The new Asus Transformer Book Chi 90, Chi 100, and Chi 300 are Windows tablets with 8.9 inch, 10.1 inch, and 12.5 inch screens, respectively.
Prices range form $299 for a smaller model with an Intel Atom processor to $799 and up for a model with a larger, higher-resolution display and an Intel Core M Broadwell chip.
Each model has an aluminum unibody case, a fanless design, and an IPS display with wide viewing angles. The keyboard docks use magnetic hinges and connect to the tablets via Bluetooth.
Asus Transformer Book Chi T90
The smallest member of the Transformer Book family has an 8.9 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, measures 0.3 inches thick and weighs 14 ounces.
Add the keyboard dock and you have a notebook that is 0.65 inches thick and which weighs about 1.65 pounds
The Transformer Book Chi T90 has an Intel Atom Z3775 Bay Trail processor, 32GB to 64GB of solid state storage, and a starting price of $299.
Like all of thew new Transformer Book Chi systems, it runs Windows 8.1 32-bit software.
Asus Transformer Book Chi T100
With a starting price of $399, the 10.1 inch model has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display and an Intel Atom Z3775 processor.
This model is even thinner than the T90, measuring 0.28 inches thick (0.52 inches in notebook mode), but it’s a bit heavier at about 1.3 pounds in tablet mode or 2.3 pound when used as a notebook.
The Asus Transformer Book Chi T100 with 32GB of storage will sell for $399. A 64GB model will also be available.
Asus Transformer Book Chi T300
Asus is positioning its 12.5 inch model as a premium device. Models with a 1080p screen will run $699 and up, while there’s also an option for a model with a 2560 x 1440 pixel display for $799 and up.
Both versions feature 128GB solid state drives, measure 0.3 inches thick (0.65 inches with the keyboard), and weigh 1.6 pounds (3.2 pounds with a keyboard). Asus will offer models with Intel Core M 5Y10 or Core M 5Y71 processors.
Optional accessories for the tablet/notebook hybrids include an Acitve Stylus pen with palm/rejection support and a 2-month battery, a Chi TriCover magnetic cover with a pen holder that can act as a screen protector and a stand, and a Chi Case 2-piece cover which protects the tablet and keyboard, but which lets you detach the keyboard without removing the case.