You can’t help but love ASUS for experimenting with different form factors. The Taiwanese company was first to realize we could use a physical keyboard with our tablets and now they’re going one step forward, launching the 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio.
Basically, it’s a notebook-tablet hybrid which, just like the company’s “regular” Transformer series, has a detachable keyboard dock. However, this device also comes with two different processors, allowing it to run two different platforms. That means – Windows 8 and Android.
Once in the “slate mode,” users will be able to access all of their favorite Android apps and games. Add a keyboard to the mix, and you get to type faster as well as the ability to run Windows. Plus, if you connect that keyboard to an external monitor – your portable computer transforms into a full-fledged desktop with Windows 8.
The keyboard dock has evolved, no longer hosting just battery and ports, but also a full-blown PC with Intel’s 4th generation Core i7 processor. So, it’s not like you’ll get some basic Windows 8 experience — you’ll be able to do some serious work with the Transformer Book Trio.
As for the Android slate part, it gets its power from the Intel Atom Z2580 processor and has a full HD (1920×1080 pixels) screen resolution. Pretty awesome I would say. What do you think?