This isn’t the first time we’ve heard Jonney Shih & Co talk Asus Transformer Book Trio, but the multi-functional beast has popped along to say hello again at IFA 2013 in Berlin.
As the name suggests, the Asus Transformer Book Trio claims to be three devices in one, namely a Windows 8 notebook, Android tablet, and Windows 8 desktop PC. Say what?
The Asus Transformer Book Trio comes in two components, specifically a tablet display and a detachable keyboard dock – which is nothing new in itself (especially where Asus is concerned), but the key thing here is that the keyboard has its own spec sheet.
Yes, the Asus Transformer Book Trio keyboard has a 4th gen Intel Core i7/i5 processor on board, Windows 8 operating system, up to 1TB storage, and its own battery.
As such, the Asus Transformer Book Trio is capable of functioning as a Windows 8 notebook when connected to the tablet display, and a Windows 8 desktop when connected to an external monitor. Ok, so it’s really two-and-a-half devices in one.
As for the Asus Transformer Book Trio’s tablet portion, it has a 2GHz Intel Atom processor, 64GB internal storage and Android Jelly Bean on OS duties.
A physical hotkey invites you to switch operating systems when the two Asus Transformer Book Trio components are shoved together. Interesting.
It all still sounds a tad vague at present, but we’re told the Asus Transformer Book Trio release will happen at some point in Q3. Which means, er, this month, surely.