Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi was officially launched today, with the rare but hot and trendy coming form factor of 8.9 inches: http://www.amazon.com/Asus-Transformer-T90CHI
Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi is a thin 8.9-inch Windows 8.1 tablet or 2-in-1.
In terms of specifications, it has a 1.46 GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3775 processor, just like it’s big brother Asus Transformer Book T100.
It then has a choice of 2GB or 1GB of RAM, and 32GB or 64GB storage with microSD card support up to 128GB.
The 8.9-inch screen have a display resolution of 1280 x 800. Image quality ought to be good for general use in varying conditions, as the display is enhanced by both Asus TruVivid technology as well as Asus Splendid technology.
To take some pictures for that screen, there’s a full 2MP front camera, and a 5MP rear camera with autofocus. Sound comes from stereo speakers with Asus SonicMaster audio.
To deserve the Chi name, the Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi is 7.5mm thick, which makes it neat and places it among the thin tablets. The weight is 400 grams for the tablet, and 350 grams for the keyboard dock, which gives it a combined weight of 750 gram.
The first models for the first part of 2015 are Wi-Fi models, with 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS, and, it has USB 3.0 (type B USB port) so the tablet can be filled up to the max with content in a matter of seconds.
Software on the Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi includes Windows 8.1 OS, and a one year Office 365 Personal subscription.
This is the first 8.9-inch Windows 8.1 tablet from a reputable brand. It will be released within a few months. If you are willing to gamble you can also buy Ramos tablets at 8.9-inch with Windows 8.1 and FHD displays for $249, or regular Windows 8.1 HD tablets at 8.9 inches for $149.
– Tom Bowen