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ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a dual-boot Android/Windows 8 ultraportable hybrid

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ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a dual-boot Android/Windows 8 ultraportable hybrid
ASUS has been on a bit of a spree today with re-announcing devices that it has already shown off before. The newest in that line is the ASUS Transformer Book Trio, which is essentially a mashup of the Transformer Pad Android tablet and the Transformer Book Windows 8 tablet convertible. Of course, the best way to mashup those devices is to make a dual-boot Android/Windows 8 device, which is what this is.

And, when we say the Trio is a mashup of the Transformer Book and the Transformer Pad, we mean it. The Trio tablet features an 11.6-inch 1080p display, and is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 1.6GHz processor and 2GB of RAM. You'll get the choice of either 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage. The tablet side of course has Android 4.2.2 on board. 

The keyboard dock is where you'll find the power for the Windows 8 side of things. For that, you'll get a choice of processor up to an Intel Core i7 Haswell chip, 4GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of storage. ASUS is saying you'll get up to 13 hours of battery running Android (with the keyboard dock), but just 5 hours running Windows 8, despite the Haswell chipset. 

One interesting thing is that the keyboard dock can be hooked up to an external display and used independently of the tablet display. Although, it sounds like your only option with the tablet will be Android, and you won't be able to use the display as a Windows tablet. 

Again, no word on pricing or availability.

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posted on 04 Sep 2013, 11:55 4

1. nothingmuch (Posts: 181; Member since: 03 May 2013)

Are they gonna get patent infringement too?

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:21

2. gazmatic (Posts: 625; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)

atom..... ewwww

for android maybe but not windows

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 17:01 1

5. Jdart27 (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

way to read the article. it specifically says the atom powers the android part of it, and an i7 chip powers the windows part of it

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 12:34 1

3. Isaiah-54 (unregistered)

I'm not sure whether to think of this as being really cool or really weird. It will probably just end up being really expensive... Regardless, I have to hand it to Asus for always creating unique hybrid devices.

posted on 04 Sep 2013, 16:03

4. DukeX (Posts: 327; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)

Gazmatic didn't even read the article. The keyboard has the choice of an intel i7 included to run windows. Nice troll try.

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