ASUS announced the availability of the latest Transformer Book Trio, a convertible tablet that can be used by one person as a laptop or by two people as separate tablet and desktop PC.
The device is priced at Rs. 98,099.
The 11.6-inch ultraportable device combines a detachable Android tablet with a keyboard dock that can also be used as a self-contained Windows 8 desktop PC.
Supporting two operating systems – Windows 8 and Android—Transformer Book Trio allows users 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 which ensures seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency in Windows 8 laptop mode.
Users can fix the PC Station keyboard dock for heavy official use and detach it for use as a multi-touch Android tablet with its own Intel Atom dual-core processor and up to 64GB of solid-state storage. The PC station can be connected to external display via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI.
With the display docked, Transformer Book Trio can switch instantly between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 by pressing the dedicated ‘Trio’ key on the keyboard, with data shared between the two operating systems via the tablet’s storage.
In effect, the Transformer Book Trio can be used by two people, in two different places, at the same time.
ASUS Transformer Book Trio’s 11.6-inch display features a crisp Full HD resolution with IPS technology for vibrant and accurate color with wide 178-degree viewing angles, ASUS said. It is built with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology in both the PC Station and tablet.
With 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, Transformer Book Trio cuts the need for cables.
“With this 11.6-inch unique ultraportable device, users will encounter with the best of technological excellence as it combines a detachable Android tablet with a keyboard dock that can also be used as a self-contained Windows 8 desktop PC,” said Peter Chang, regional head – South Asia & Country Manager – System Business Group – ASUS India.
The device comes with separate batteries in each part maximizing mobility. Transformer Book Trio has up to 13 hours battery life in Android mode and five hours in Windows 8 mode.
“We are constantly transforming in our quest to deliver nothing but the best. We are hopeful that we will get positive reception for this grand device as well,” Chang added.