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The Asus Transformer Book V is introduced: Android/Windows laptop and tablet with Android phone

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The Asus Transformer Book V is introduced: Android/Windows laptop and tablet with Android phone
At Computex in Taipei, Asus has just announced a pretty serious piece of hardware dubbed the Asus Transformer Book V. The device has a 12.5 inch screen for use as a laptop/tablet running Windows 8.1. Under the hood is an Intel Core CPU with 4GB of RAM on board. 1TB of native storage is included on the Windows side of the equation, with the hard drive found embedded inside the QWERTY keyboard.

When the phone is docked, the tablet can also be powered by Android. Using Google's open source OS to power the slate gives you storage of 128GB. The Android phone on the Book V features 2GB of RAM and 64GB of its own native storage. The phone carries back and front-facing cameras of 8MP and 2MP respectively, and is a pretty hefty 11mm thick. The handset has a 2500mAh battery to keep the lights on and Android 4.4 is pre-installed. The Android phone is driven by the 64-bit quad-core Moorefield Atom chip with LTE. Just last week we mentioned that this tasty bit of silicon would be found on some devices at the show.

The Asus Transformer Book V is a Windows and Android tablet, a Windows and Android laptop, and an Android phone all rolled into one. No word yet on pricing or availability.

source: Engadget

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posted on 02 Jun 2014, 03:23 1

1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)

Holy sheeeeet! This thing is a beast even without the phone.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 04:43

2. mmmanuuu (Posts: 403; Member since: 05 Nov 2013)

Its got a keyboard. How can it be a tablet ? Or is it removable ?

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 05:20

3. Reluctant_Human (Posts: 904; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

Removable like all their other transformer line.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 05:32 1

4. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2285; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Game changer!! Good work Asus

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 06:03 1

5. na7noo7 (Posts: 278; Member since: 29 Mar 2014)

I want all of these now! Phone isn't enough, laptop is broken, tablet is slow.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 07:25

6. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

I don't get it. So the tablet part can be used without the phone to run Windows, or is the phone necessary to power the tablet/laptop?

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 10:20

7. ilovepure (Posts: 1; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)

Nope, it is not necessary. The phone bring LTE connectivity to the tablet on the move. Without the phone, you can only connect to the net using the Wifi on the tablet

posted on 28 May 2015, 09:43

11. zacsaturday (Posts: 242; Member since: 09 May 2014)

Think of the phone like a bootable USB stick or hard drive. The Convertable is just windows and "boots" off the phone when it is plugged in. (without turning off and on) (of course, i think it will ask you if you want to switch to Android).

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 12:42

8. Troysyx (Posts: 181; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)

talk about perfect!!!

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 12:49

9. electrophage (Posts: 61; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)

Given that's its taken three-four years to get a US carrier to offer even the updated original version of the padfone, (which still isn't quite available for sale) its questionable if we will see this on our shore during its viable lifetime.

posted on 02 Jun 2014, 15:46

10. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

This is literally exactly what I was looking for a couple of months ago. If it wasn't for this, I probably would have stabbed someone by now because of how pissed I am from Apple adding widget and third party keyboard support.

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