Life With the ASUS 2 in 1 Transformer Book Chi Powered by Intel [Photos]


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Delivering the latest in celebrity news and entertainment takes not only a high-performance team, but also high-performance technology to keep up.

That’s where the Intel powered ASUS Transformer Book Chi comes in.

This past week we’ve put the ASUS Transformer Book Chi to the test to see if it could keep up with the online demands of and we were impressed!

First things first — the ASUS Transformer Book Chi is super light and ridiculously thin. If you’re always on the go like we are, then you’ll appreciate the slim form factor. The fact that the tablet detaches from the bluetooth keyboard makes portability even easier.

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Getting everything set up was a breeze. Since the Transformer Book is powered by Windows 8.1, it uses the same login as other Microsoft accounts. If you already have one (which we did) set-up is nothing more than a simple sign-in.

We played around with the tablet for a few minutes exploring the vast collection of apps in the Windows Marketplace before really getting down to business.

Whether you prefer to work with a tablet OS or more of a classic desktop interface, one of the benefits to this 2 in 1 is that you get the best of both worlds. You can scroll, arrange, and re-arrange Windows 8’s tiles to your liking — or with the tap (or click) of a button you can switch to the more familiar desktop interface and proceed accordingly.


For the sake of all things fresh and new, we spent most of our time using the tiles.

The ASUS 2 in 1 features dual cameras and tons of photo editing apps to get your snaps cropped, framed, and tagged in no time. We found this really helpful for getting photos uploaded to the site quickly.

Speaking of quickly — we all know that typing on a tablet can sometimes be cumbersome. There’s nothing like being able to blast away on a keyboard…which is why we absolutely love the Transformer Book’s bluetooth keyboard! When putting out breaking news, every second counts and being able to type quickly and efficiently makes a huge difference.

As far as battery life is concerned, the ASUS Transformer Book Chi easily lasts a full day with heavy use.

By now we’ve spent enough time with the Intel powered ASUS Transformer Book Chi to say that this technology-packed 2 in 1 is a great addition for anyone needing a tablet that can keep up with life’s demands.

Intel makes new and exciting technologies possible.

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