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Asus Transformer Book Trio runs both Windows and Android, houses two different Intel CPUs and batteries

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Asus Transformer Book Trio runs both Windows and Android, houses two different Intel CPUs and batteries
The next crazy announcement during the Asus Computex event in Taipei is the Transformer Book Trio - it starts off as your typical tablet with a keyboard dock, but morphs into a unit that runs both Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean.

We are not talking some sort of emulation here from within Windows - the tablet can switch to one or the other operating system, and even has two different Intel processors to support them, as well as two different batteries. If you need power for some real work done on a Windows computer, a Core i7 CPU is at your disposal, alongside a 33Wh unit "with up to 15 hours of battery life" when the tablet is docked into the keyboard part, which also houses a 750 GB hard drive. You can also connect the dock to an entirely different external monitor of your choosing, making the Trio a desktop replacement unit as well.

If you need some light tasks and entertainment with long battery life - a 2 GHz Intel Atom Z2580 chip will back up your Android session " from the 19Wh juicer when you detach the 11.6" Full HD 1920 x 1080 IPS-LCD display. The tablet part sports 64 GB storage in its own, and Asus touts that "the Transformer Book Trio has been designed to smoothly transition between modes, allowing users to sync data or continue to surf the webpage they’re on even when moving from notebook to tablet mode." No word on pricing yet, but with a 4th-gen Core i7 and 64 GB of flash storage in the tablet part, the whole getup it will probably cost you, and we will know more when the Trio hits shelves in Q3.

Asus Transformer Book Trio runs both Windows and Android, houses two different Intel CPUs and batteries
Asus Transformer Book Trio runs both Windows and Android, houses two different Intel CPUs and batteries
source: Asus

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posted on 03 Jun 2013, 02:55 13

1. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5247; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Awesome!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 19:55 1

16. AnTuTu (Posts: 681; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Kicka$$ stuff by Asus well done :)

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 02:56 3

2. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Intel and AMD in tablets is the future. This is where arms long trip to the depths of hell begin.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:01 5

3. esperanza (Posts: 42; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


omg Actually I've been thinking about this type of device all the way. tablet + laptop rendezvous for Android + windows. The spec and reasonable price is also awesome. Good job Asus. I want it!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:02 1

5. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Just an idea it might not be possible but could you also install ubuntu on this and do a tri boot?

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 04:08 1

11. esperanza (Posts: 42; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


haha That's cool!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:01 7

4. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5559; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wow, ASUS is announcing some kickass stuff right now!
i might suggest to my dad that he gets this because he needs a new Laptop and a Tablet. o:

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:02

6. nlbates66 (Posts: 284; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


if windows cannot use the Atom or Android cannot use the i7 when wanted it's a complete waste...

even so, the separate operating systems in a device thing is a waste in itself. I hate needing to reboot.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:05

7. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Windows can run off atom, the i7 can run android x86 but thats a bit overkill you would get like 120k in antutu. I'm sure some of the geniuses over at XDA will get it running android on the i7 if the device is rootable.

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 06:12

13. nlbates66 (Posts: 284; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


your missing my point, yes Windows can run on atom, but will this machine be setup in a matter to allow such at will?

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:05

8. red_fox (Posts: 41; Member since: 07 May 2013)


And what is the resolution ???

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 03:09 5

9. Shatter (Posts: 1997; Member since: 29 May 2013)


11.6" 1080 IPS screen.

This monster also has a 1tb hard drive and a 64gb SSD! Why did PA leave this out!!!

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 04:05

10. pongkie (Posts: 497; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


I like this combination

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 05:07 1

12. theminolaboy (Posts: 128; Member since: 18 May 2013)


and then my jaw dropped..

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 08:54 1

14. protozeloz (Posts: 5372; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


THIS ....

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 13:21 1

15. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 983; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)


I like this idea. I hope that the specs and battery life are good enough to handle both Windows 8 and Android

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 20:08

17. gigaraga (Posts: 710; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


I would so get this! Depends on the price though, but other than that, there is nothing that can match the way that tablet has been built :D

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