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Promoted 09-01-2016 by johnny_miller at 03:51 PM View Original Post
refurb4less via eBay.com has ASUS Transformer 2-in-1 Touchscreen Notebook / Tablet (T300CHI-RHM5T04) on sale for $354.99. Shipping is free. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Specs:
  • Intel Core M-5Y10 Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 128GB SSD
  • 12.5" IPS 1920x1080 Touchscreen Display
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 802.11a/g/n Wireless
  • Bluetooth
  • Detachable Keyboard
  • 2-Cell Li-ion Battery
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)

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Edited September 1, 2016 at 10:43 AM by mlacey3
  • Asus T300CHI-RHM5T04
  • 2 in 1 Notebook / Tablet
  • Intel Core M-5Y10 (0.80GHz up to 2.0 GHz)
  • 4GB Memory
  • 128GB SSD Storage
  • Intel HD Graphics 5300
  • 12.5" IPS Full HD touchscreen display
  • 802.11n with Bluetooth
  • Detachable Keyboard
  • USB to Micro USB Adapter
  • Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • Finish: Dark Blue with Polished Diamond cut
  • Ultra-Slim laptop transforms seamlessly into a tablet
  • Pure streamline curve design. Metallic cover with diamond cut edges
  • Fan-less design with all-new Intel Core m processor is powerful and efficient
  • Limit 5 units per buyer
  • 1 Year direct Asus international Warranty

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I don't have the laptop but I've done quite a bit of research in the past half-hour to determine whether it was worth getting. $350 is ok, but the same config and with keyboard ~$420 on Amazon [amzn.com] so it's a good-not-great deal.

This model has the 1920x1080 display, not the QHD 2560x1440 model. The latter is touted to have a slightly worse display, but both should be pretty good. The FHD version should have more accurate colors and a wider gamut. The keyboard/touchpad on it should be sufficient. Not Thinkpad quality, but nothing to complain about other than shallow actuation.

The hardware is bottom-tier for ultraportables. I don't consider Atom-powered portables to be ultraportables, but if I did then the 5Y10 would be a step above them (a single step). 4GB is probably enough RAM for most use, and it falls in line with the low-end Core M. Overall performance is likely sufficient for most use, but not for anything intensive.

Battery life is subpar but sufficient. 5~6 hours typical use. It doesn't get very hot, but it also can't sustain 2GHz very long and it'll throttle down since Asus did not up TDP.

CONCERNS and EXCLUSIONS: If you need an active stylus, look elsewhere. The hinge is reportedly very stiff, so long-term use may yield some unexpected stress where the hinge and tablet connect. This may mean that you end up with weakened glass at that point, and possibly even a crack as one Amazon user reported.

I'm skipping this one at $350, but I'd be interested at <$300. <$400 for the QHD/5Y71/8GB version.

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Even lower price than last time... this tablet has a gorgeous screen.
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#4
Does anyone own this,that could give some feedback?Is it worth it?Thank you...
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I don't have the laptop but I've done quite a bit of research in the past half-hour to determine whether it was worth getting. $350 is ok, but the same config and with keyboard ~$420 on Amazon [amzn.com] so it's a good-not-great deal.

This model has the 1920x1080 display, not the QHD 2560x1440 model. The latter is touted to have a slightly worse display, but both should be pretty good. The FHD version should have more accurate colors and a wider gamut. The keyboard/touchpad on it should be sufficient. Not Thinkpad quality, but nothing to complain about other than shallow actuation.

The hardware is bottom-tier for ultraportables. I don't consider Atom-powered portables to be ultraportables, but if I did then the 5Y10 would be a step above them (a single step). 4GB is probably enough RAM for most use, and it falls in line with the low-end Core M. Overall performance is likely sufficient for most use, but not for anything intensive.

Battery life is subpar but sufficient. 5~6 hours typical use. It doesn't get very hot, but it also can't sustain 2GHz very long and it'll throttle down since Asus did not up TDP.

CONCERNS and EXCLUSIONS: If you need an active stylus, look elsewhere. The hinge is reportedly very stiff, so long-term use may yield some unexpected stress where the hinge and tablet connect. This may mean that you end up with weakened glass at that point, and possibly even a crack as one Amazon user reported.

I'm skipping this one at $350, but I'd be interested at <$300. <$400 for the QHD/5Y71/8GB version.
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wacom?
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I bet this will be $250 by end of year. This is a pretty old laptop 2 in 1.

If you can wait a few more months, you can get it for much cheaper.
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Quote from Hung0702 View Post :
CONCERNS and EXCLUSIONS: If you need an active stylus, look elsewhere. The hinge is reportedly very stiff, so long-term use may yield some unexpected stress where the hinge and tablet connect. This may mean that you end up with weakened glass at that point, and possibly even a crack as one Amazon user reported.
Active stylus sold separately. If you buy direct from Asus it is $34.99

http://store.asus.com/us/item/201...At6q8P8HAQ

(do note if you do not buy direct make sure it is compatible with the asus chi 300 , this is because asus also sells other active styluses for other models such as a stylus for the zenpad sa series of android tablets)

It appears the tech used on the t300 chi is Synaptics. I do not know how good is asus implementation for synaptics has some very bad models but then the newer models worked better. (See the Dell Venue Pro series, the first Dell Venue 8 synaptic stylus sucked so bad).
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I got the woot one last time that was slightly more for my son. The woot one was about $20 bucks more and refurbished. But 8 gigs ram and the better screen. Might be worth waiting for that. It seemed to be a returned purchase within the 30 day window. They just wiped the OS and shipped it to him. It was a bit ghetto, but worked fine.
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Don't buy from woot. I ordered the 1440p and they sent me a 1080p...for 350, refurbished, canadian version. Ripoff.
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Now im confused on whether its worth it or not. Is it really worth it to have it detach and become a tablet though.
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Quote from Hung0702 View Post :
I don't have the laptop but I've done quite a bit of research in the past half-hour to determine whether it was worth getting. $350 is ok, but the same config and with keyboard ~$420 on Amazon [amzn.com] so it's a good-not-great deal.

This model has the 1920x1080 display, not the QHD 2560x1440 model. The latter is touted to have a slightly worse display, but both should be pretty good. The FHD version should have more accurate colors and a wider gamut. The keyboard/touchpad on it should be sufficient. Not Thinkpad quality, but nothing to complain about other than shallow actuation.

The hardware is bottom-tier for ultraportables. I don't consider Atom-powered portables to be ultraportables, but if I did then the 5Y10 would be a step above them (a single step). 4GB is probably enough RAM for most use, and it falls in line with the low-end Core M. Overall performance is likely sufficient for most use, but not for anything intensive.

Battery life is subpar but sufficient. 5~6 hours typical use. It doesn't get very hot, but it also can't sustain 2GHz very long and it'll throttle down since Asus did not up TDP.

CONCERNS and EXCLUSIONS: If you need an active stylus, look elsewhere. The hinge is reportedly very stiff, so long-term use may yield some unexpected stress where the hinge and tablet connect. This may mean that you end up with weakened glass at that point, and possibly even a crack as one Amazon user reported.

I'm skipping this one at $350, but I'd be interested at <$300. <$400 for the QHD/5Y71/8GB version.
Thanks. Looks like a no buy
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Quote from Hung0702 View Post :
I don't have the laptop but I've done quite a bit of research in the past half-hour to determine whether it was worth getting. $350 is ok, but the same config and with keyboard ~$420 on Amazon [amzn.com] so it's a good-not-great deal.

This model has the 1920x1080 display, not the QHD 2560x1440 model. The latter is touted to have a slightly worse display, but both should be pretty good. The FHD version should have more accurate colors and a wider gamut. The keyboard/touchpad on it should be sufficient. Not Thinkpad quality, but nothing to complain about other than shallow actuation.

The hardware is bottom-tier for ultraportables. I don't consider Atom-powered portables to be ultraportables, but if I did then the 5Y10 would be a step above them (a single step). 4GB is probably enough RAM for most use, and it falls in line with the low-end Core M. Overall performance is likely sufficient for most use, but not for anything intensive.

Battery life is subpar but sufficient. 5~6 hours typical use. It doesn't get very hot, but it also can't sustain 2GHz very long and it'll throttle down since Asus did not up TDP.

CONCERNS and EXCLUSIONS: If you need an active stylus, look elsewhere. The hinge is reportedly very stiff, so long-term use may yield some unexpected stress where the hinge and tablet connect. This may mean that you end up with weakened glass at that point, and possibly even a crack as one Amazon user reported.

I'm skipping this one at $350, but I'd be interested at <$300. <$400 for the QHD/5Y71/8GB version.
If this is indeed brand new, it is a GREAT deal. That cpu's single and multi-threaded rating is more than sufficient. You made a mistake in comparing this to an atom-based cpu. The cpu alone is about 2-3x faster. General usage on this should be really good. I have a core 2 duo that have an SSD on it that have a slightly lower single thread rating on it and it flies. This gets a thumbs up from me.

EDIT: Forgot to mention 1080p on a 12.5 inch laptop is beautiful. I'd rather have 1080p than battery draining 1440p. That's just me.
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Was $340 for the m-5Y71 1440P 8GB 256GB version before Frown(((( I wish i got it. :/ (was refurb tho)
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