ASUS Transformer Book Duet: Hybrid Device with Windows 8.1 and Android

After ASUS the ambitious ASUS transformer book trio presented in June, the desktop PC, notebook, and tablet in one is, is the company’s now somewhat slower. At CES, ASUS unveiled a hybrid device from notebook and tablet running Windows 8.1 and Android: the transformer book Duet (TD300).

System change button

Switching between operating systems is done according to the manufacturer within about four seconds at the push of button. Thus, the device resembles the Samsung Ativ Q, on which also ran both systems. Samsung’s model, which never made it because of patent issues on the market, made Android applications even in Windows mode. Does not have this handy feature transformer book Duet: the user will change completely from one system to the other.

Equipment

ASUS missed the transformer book Duet a 13.3-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The facilities of the hybrids is variable, with the best components in the transformer book Duet has an Intel Core i7 processor, four gigabytes DDR3L 1600 RAM and up to a terabyte of memory notebook. The space of the tablets alone amounts to 128 GB SSD and is expandable via microSD card for up to 64 gigabytes. The notebook dock has an unknown number of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports and a LAN and a HDMI 1.4 Jack.

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Price and availability

The Tablet measures 34, 3 x 21, 6 x 1, 3 cm. Together with the dock, the mass be 34, 1 x 21, 8 x 1, 6 cm, the weight is 1,9 kg. ASUS announced that prices of the transformer book Duet start at $ 599 (440 EUR), but didn’t say what facilities are there for this amount. The date of launch is unknown.