Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 announced; dual boot Android and Windows 8.1
When it comes to Asus, it is always a surprise and their innovation continues. As rumored, Asus has grabbed the attention with its new Transformer Book Duet at the CES 2014, touted to be world’s first “world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible,”. The hybrid lets you switch between the Windows 8.1 and Android OS with a press of an Instant Switch.
In terms of specs, the Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 is a beast featuring up to Intel’s latest Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 4GB DDR3L 1600 RAM. The convertible notebook also boasts up to 128 GB SSD which will help the device boot faster and perform better. The detachable keyboard dock boost all the features with ability to add extra storage up to 1TB HDD and sports several ports including 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 10/100Mbit/s LAN, HDMI 1.4, audio combo jack, and a DC jack.
The hybrid sports a 13.3” Full HD IPS display with Full HD resolution. The device measures 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9 mm sans dock. The keyboard dock adds 340.9 x 217.6 x 16 mm. The whole device scales around 1.9 kg.
On the tablet part there are only Micro SD card, headphone jack and a DC jack. For connectivity, Transformer Book Duet features 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR and powering all these components and features is a 38WHr battery with an estimated life of 5 hours in Windows 8.1 and 6 hours in Android. Unfortunately, pricing and release date for the hybrid is yet to be revealed.