As you know, the ASUS Transformer Book T100 Chi comes with Windows 8.1 and it’s overall a pretty solid midrange tablet. Well, the guys of have decided to install Ubuntu on it, just to see how it handles it.

transformer book t100 chi ubuntuu

You need at least one USB port for the boot on the ASUS model, but there’s also another port required for the keyboard/mouse. The guys who did the install of Ubuntu relied on a few adapters to get everything going. They also mentioned that the lack of Bluetooth support here is a bit of a problem. T100 Magic Stick was used to install Ubuntu and Android together on the T100, but in case you feel all of these processes tempt you, keep in mind that you may brick your device if you don’t know what you’re doing.

You need a special partition compatible with Linux (XT4) and then you’ll mess around with the installer. Ubuntu will be installed in parallel with Windows, so you won’t lose access to that OS. It appears that the battery life is lower on Ubuntu and the UI elements are clearly smaller here, as shown in the video, so this is certainly done for an experimental value, rather than as a gain in experience.