Taiwan’s Asustek Computer has seriously upped the notch with its latest Asus Transformer Book Trio, which offers notebook-tablet-desktop PC advantage all punched in one. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih unveiled the device during Ausu’s presentation at Computex 2013. The Trio is a 11.6″ tablet housing a 2GHz Intel Atom 2580 processor, which when connected to a keyboard dock station becomes a laptop that runs both Android and Windows 8. Do away with the tablet display and the keyboard, and you have a wireless monitor to be used as a desktop PC. The tablet and the keyboard enjoy their own battery, CPU and operating system, so while you slog away with the desktop, you could simply hand over the tablet to your kids to “play with independently”. The keyboard even enjoys its own 750GB hard drive and Core i7 processor.
The tablet boasts a 16:9 aspect ratio IPS display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, while offering 64GB internal storage space. Once connected to the keyboard dock, it’s just a buttery transition from Android to Windows 8, allowing the users to access the best of both worlds with 700,000 apps in the Google Play store and more than 50,000 apps in the Windows store.
The price and shipment dates for the Asus Transformer Book Trio hasn’t been revealed as yet, but most of the Asus products revealed at Computex 2013 shall be ready for retail by the end of the year. Whether or not people find a need to own a Transformer Book Trio or similar all-in-one devices is for the time to tell, but competing companies are surely plucking their hair out watching Asus’s latest baby in action.
Check out a clip from Asus’ Computex 2013 conference-