Following in the footsteps of the Transformer Pad convertible laptop and the Transformer Book Trio, ASUS today unveiled Transformer Book Duet TD300, a convertible laptop-tablet hybrid that runs both Google Android and Microsoft Windows. ASUS bills it as “the world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible” as it can function as an Android laptop, a Windows laptop, an Android tablet or a Windows tablet.
Switching between Android and Windows is done by pushing a single push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet. ASUS indicates that the switch will takes place in about 4 seconds.
ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 specifications:
- Processor: Up to Intel Core i7
- Operating system: Dual OS – Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Other connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
- Display: 13.3-inch Full HD (1920×1080) multitouch IPS
- RAM: 4GB DDR3L
- Internal storage: Up to 128GB with up to 1TB hard drive in base
- External storage: MicroSD cards up to 64GB
- Tablet ports: audio jack
- Keyboard dock ports: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 10/100Mbit/s LAN, HDMI 1.4, audio jack
- Dimensions – Tablet: 342.7 × 216.3 × 12.9 millimeters
- Dimensions – Dock: 340.9 × 217.6 × 16 millimeters
- Weight: 1.9 kilograms
- Other: ASUS SonicMaster technology with two speakers
The ASUS Transformer Book Duet will sell for as low as US$599 in its lowest configuration. A specific launch date has yet to be provided.