ASUS had a lot to announce this week at Computex 2013 in Taiwan, and one of the biggest was the addition of a notebook/tablet hybrid. They’re calling it the ASUS Transformer Book Trio, and it will bring Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean together in a three-pronged experience that should bring folks the best of both worlds in both form factor and operating system. For the Windows portion, you’ll have Intel’s Core i7 chipset inside, and Android will sip on a less powerful 2GHz Intel ATOM-based Z2580 chipset.
The device will feature an 11.6 inch 1080p display for your viewing pleasure. For storage, you’ve got 64GB of flash memory inside the tablet portion, and a 1TB hard drive sitting inside the dock. This sort of dual-headed attack has also been applied to the battery portion, with the dock housing its own bigger battery independent of the one inside the tablet.
Both sides of the pie will offer up full experiences, so you’ll be able to do everything Android allows once you boot into that side of things, and take extent of the full power of the Windows desktop experience if you’re looking to do a bit more serious computing. It’s an interesting development for sure, and one we hope makes its way to all facets of the world as soon as possible (ASUS only promised Q3 for the time being).
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- Check out the ASUS Transformer Book Trio forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.