ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs Android and Windows 8 simultaneously

June 3, 2013
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Today the folks from ASUS had plenty to announce at Computex 2013, and their new Transformer Book Trio is the oddest of the bunch, but looks pretty interesting. In what they're calling the "world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet, and desktop PC." The Transformer Book Trio does it all. Runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Windows 8, and even can be your desktop PC if you'd like.

It certainly won't be cheap, but if this can eliminate one or more of our devices we carry around daily it could be somewhat successful. There's a lot of technology packed into one (or two) devices here, so lets dig into the specifics. This 11.6-inch 1080p device runs Windows 8 and Android simultaneously and can switch between the two instantly. No waiting for each different OS to boot.

The 11.6-inch Android 4.2 Jelly Bean slate rocks an Intel ATOM processor running at 2.0 GHz, comes with 64GB of internal storage and should last for around 15 hours running Android. Then the "notebook" aspect of this device runs Windows 8 when connected to the keyboard dock. That keyboard dock is special though, it's a full-fledged desktop PC that once connected to an external monitor becomes one powerful machine.

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The keyboard dock has quite the spec list inside too. Including the new fourth-generation Intel Core i7 U4500 Haswell processor, a 1TB hard drive for plenty of Windows 8 storage, and even a built-in battery that helps power the "notebook" side of the device when attached to the 11.6-inch tablet. This is truly a Transformer in every sense of the word.

We'll report back when we learn additional details or a price for this powerful all-in-one device.


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