ASUS Transformer Book Chi T1000
Finally, there’s the ASUS Transformer Book Chi, a laptop that also becomes a tablet when you need it to. It’s just $279 at the Microsoft Store.
You don’t flip the Asus Transformer Book Chi’s display around to turn it into a tablet. Instead, you detach the 10.1-inch HD screen from the keyboard deck. Inside is an Intel Atom Z3795 processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for pictures, music and video. There’s a rear-facing web camera, a Micro USB 3.0 port, a Micro USB 2.0 port, a micro-HDMI port and a headphone jack. You can add more storage through a MicroSD card slot that’s built into the tablet. Together, the two halves of the Asus Transformer Book Chi last 10 hours on a single charge.
Microsoft includes free access to its Office Mobile apps on the Transformer Book Chi T1000. Editing documents, presentations and spreadsheets in them would cost you $6.99 a month or more on other devices.
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