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Computex 2013 | ASUS unveils Transformer Book Trio, a Windows 8 and Android hybrid

Transformer Book Trio follows in the footsteps of the original Transformer (pictured) but adds another twist.
Transformer Book Trio follows in the footsteps of the original Transformer (pictured) but adds another twist.
Trio hybrid comes with Windows 8, Android, two Intel CPUs and a battery life of up to 15 hours.

ASUS is well known for their Transformer hybrids, a line of devices that alternate between notebook and tablet functionality. The latest addition to the family was just unveiled at Computex 2013 in Taipei, and the company has managed to pack two operating systems into one package. 

Based around an 11.6", 1080p tablet running Android, the Transformer Book Trio has a physical hotkey that allows switching into a Windows 8 environment once the keyboard dock is connected. This function is powered by two CPUs found on the inside, a Haswell Core i7-4500U for Windows and an Atom Z2580 for Android Jelly Bean. Each half of the Trio also has its own storage, with a 750GB HDD and a 64GB SSD found on the inside.

Of course, two operating systems also means an increase in power consumption, which is remedied by a pair of batteries, 33Wh and 19Wh for the Windows and Android portions respectively. ASUS has yet to announce any pricing or release info for the Transformer Book Trio, but we hope to have more info soon enough.

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Author: Omar Qudsi, 2013-06- 3 (Update: 2013-06- 3)