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

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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11 Comments

1. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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

2. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

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

3. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 910; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Removable like all their other transformer line.

4. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Game changer!! Good work Asus

5. na7noo7

Posts: 278; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

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

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 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?

7. ilovepure

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 02, 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 =D

11. zacsaturday

Posts: 262; Member since: May 09, 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).

8. Troysyx

Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

talk about perfect!!!

9. electrophage

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

10. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 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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