ASUS announced the availability of the Transformer Book Trio, a new ultraportable device with a two-part dockable design that can be used as a laptop, as a separate tablet and desktop PC. It has the ability to switch between Windows 8 and Android at the press of a button. ASUS Transformer Book Trio is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core processor. The 11.6″ display detaches from the PC Station keyboard dock and can be used as a multi-touch Android tablet, powered by its own Intel Atom dual-core processor with up to 64 GB of solid-state storage.
With the display docked, Transformer Book Trio can switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 with the dedicated Trio key on the keyboard, and the data can be shared between the two operating systems through the tablet’s internal storage. With an external display connected via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI, the PC Station can then be used as a self-contained desktop PC with Windows 8, which means Transformer Book Trio can be used by two people, in two different places, at the same time.
ASUS Transformer Book Trio’s 11.6″ IPS display offers Full HD resolution with wide 178-degree viewing angles. The transformer Book Trio has a claimed Asus a32-f5 battery life of up to 13 hours in the Android mode and five hours in Windows 8 mode.