The "world’s first" 3-in-1 laptop, desktop and tablet computer – the ASUS Transformer Book Trio – will arrive in the UK this month priced at £899.99.
The 11.6-inch PC, which combines a detachable Android tablet with a keyboard dock that can also be used as a self-contained Windows 8 desktop, will launch on November 11th. It will be available online from Amazon, Ebuyer and John Lewis.
Users can switch between Windows 8 and Android at the press of a button. It’s powered by a 4th generation Intel CoreTM processor and the Android tablet has its own Intel AtomTM dual-core processor and 16GB of solid-state storage.
It has wide 178-degree viewing angles, 10-point capacitive multi-touch, a backlit keyboard and multi-touch touchpad ensures, stereo speakers, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 in the PC Station, plus 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 in the tablet display.
The Transformer Book Trio has up to 13 hours battery life in Android mode and five hours in Windows 8 mode.
Here’s the full specs:
11.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS with capacitive 10-point multi-touch
PC Station: 4GB DDR3 (1600MHz) with RAM 500GB HDD
Tablet: 2GB LP DDR2 RAM (1066GHz) with 16GB onboard storage
Rear 5MP with auto-focus and 1080p Full HD video recording Front 720p HD camera
Windows 8 Android 4.2
Intel Core i5 4200U Intel Atom Z2560
Intel HD Graphics 4400
PC Station: 802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.0, 2 x USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort, Micro-HDMI 1.4, 3.5mm headphone/mic
Tablet: 802.11n (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 3.0, Micro-USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone/mic, microSD card slot
Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, digital mic Stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology, digital mic
Accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope, e-compass
PC Station: 33Wh lithium polymer
Tablet: 19Wh lithium polymer
PC Station: 304.9 x 193.8 x 13.4mm, 1kg
Tablet: 304.9 x 193.8 x 9.7mm, 700g