Convertible designs have taken off over the past year and companies are even offering laptops with dual OS support where you can run Windows and Android on the same device. Some OEMs are having a hard time getting their devices to the market, but not Asus, as its Transformer Book Trio is now official in India as well.
Being touted as a 3 in 1 laptop, the Transformer Book Trio comes with quite a unique design. The display can be conveniently separated from the keyboard and be used as a normal tablet which runs Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. And while docked, it functions as a full-fledged notebook powered by Windows 8. Now here’s the interesting part – The keyboard dock can be individually connected to a monitor and used as a complete desktop solution.
This design is made possible by having individual hardware power up the mobile and desktop OS. Within the 11.6-inch 1080p FHD touchscreen rests an Intel Atom processor backed by 2GB of LPDDR2 RAM. You get options of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB flash storage, a 5MP rear camera, an HD webcam and a 19Wh Li-polymer battery. Other features comprise of Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 and Ethernet.
For powering up Windows, the keyboard dock is fitted with a fourth generation Intel Haswell processor, HD Graphics 4400, 4GB of DDR3 RAM up to 1TB of storage and various connectivity options such as Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. Also tucked away under the 268mm frameless backlit chiclet keyboard is a 33Wh Li-polymer battery. Check out the video below for a quick look at how the Transformer Book Trio functions.
Those interested in purchasing the Transformer Book Trio from Asus can do so by shelling out Rs 98,099 when the hybrid notebook goes on sale later this month.