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
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.

source: Asus

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Transformer Book Trio
  • Display 11.6" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Intel Atom, Dual-core, 1600 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB

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17 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Awesome!

16. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Kicka$$ stuff by Asus well done :)

2. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

3. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 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!

5. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

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

11. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

haha That's cool!

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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:

6. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 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.

13. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 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?

8. red_fox unregistered

And what is the resolution ???

9. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

11.6" 1080 IPS screen. This monster also has a 1tb hard drive and a 64gb SSD! Why did PA leave this out!!!

10. pongkie

Posts: 663; Member since: Aug 20, 2011

I like this combination

12. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

and then my jaw dropped..

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

THIS ....

15. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

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

17. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 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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