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.