ASUS launches 3 in 1 Transformer Book Trio
ASUS has come up with a ‘Three-in-One’ device it’s calling the Transformer Book Trio.
The Trio features a design that can be used by one person two people simultaneously – as desktop PC and tablet - or solo, as a conventional laptop. We guess there’s nothing like having all the bases covered.
The Transformer Trio is able to switch between Windows 8 and Android at the touch of a button and is driven by a 4th gen Intel Core processor when in PC mode. The idea is that once you’ve had enough of sitting there bashing at the keyboard, you can simply detach the 11-6-inch display and use it in tablet form.
It’s interesting that it’s not running Windows RT. But understandable.
When in its tablet guise, the Trio will run Android 4.2 powered along by an Intel Atom processor with 16GB of its own internal storage.
It’s still possible to run Android with screen docked, should you so wish, with data shared between the two operating system’s via the tablet’s storage.
ASUS is keen to point out that, ‘unlike other dockable ultraportables,’ their PC Station doesn’t become redundant when the display is removed and with Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI connectivity, the PC Station can then be used simultaneously.
Display Port & HDMI ensure PC dock isn't redundant when tablet is used.The Transformer Book Trio has a multitude of connectivity options including 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 in the PC Station, plus 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 in the tablet display. There’s a claimed 13 hours battery life in Android mode and five hours in Windows 8.
The Trio will go on sale on 11th November for £899.99.
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