Asus Transformer Book T90 Chi alternatives
|HP Envy Note 8, 8.0 inch, 360 grams (0.79 lbs)|
The HP Envy Note 8 is an unusual looking tablet when docked in the keyboard because the accessory is a lot wider but the tablet can be used in landscape or portrait with it. The slate has a 2MP front camera and a 5MP rear camera. It is 7.7mm thin and fits onto the back of the keyboard (called the HP Envy Note Keyboard Folio). This device will remind you of the Acer Iconia W3. We have a lowish end processor here and seemingly low battery life as well so you may want to wait for some good deals.
|HP Pro Tablet 608 G1, 7.9 inch, 420 grams (0.93 lbs)|
The HP Pro tablet 608 G1 is an 8 inch hi-res (2048x1536/QXGA 4:3 ratio) Windows device in a thin case with a quad core Atom processor. It has the connectivity options for mobility - AC dual band wifi and optional 4G/LTE WWAN and travel keyboard but it is expensive and the Chinese among others will be challenging. If this is in your sights make sure you get the required RAM and storage options for the future (probably 4G and 64GB) as these are not user upgradable.
|Sony Xperia Z4 ( tablet), 10.1 inch, 389 grams (0.86 lbs)|
The Sony Xperia Z4 is an expensive 10.1 inch Android tablet but is very well equipped. It has a bright 2K/WQXGA (2560x1600) resolution IPS X-Reality screen with vivid colours to give the device one of the best viewing experiences in this format. Also noteworthy is a 130% sRGB colour coverage. As well as being waterproof and dust proof it has a scratch and fingerprint resistant screen and located above it is an impressive 5.1 megapixel front camera. The 8.1 megapixel back camera has auto-focus and image stabilisation.
|Toshiba Satellite Click Mini, 8.9 inch, 450 grams (0.99 lbs)|
The Toshiba Satellite Click Mini offers a lot of battery life and screen resolution for the money and unlike the ASUS Transformer Book T90 Chi (also launched at CES 2015) has an SD card slot and USB port in the keyboard and an HDMI output on the tablet. With a quoted 16 hours of video playback time this could be the long-distance travellers dream come true.
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