The convertible tablet-laptop hybrid capable of running both Android and Windows that ASUS hinted at with a CES 2014 teaser appears to have been revealed ahead of its announcement on Monday. It looks like ASUS accidentally posted a new YouTube video prematurely. It was not available for long but long enough for it to be spotted by Italian blog Androidworld and effectively confirm the ASUS Transformer Book Duet (with model number TD300).
The image, obtained from the video, shows a device very similar to the ASUS Transformer Pad line of convertible tablets. The key difference is that the tagline (with typographical error in tow) suggests that switching from one operating system to another can be done “at one touch.”
ASUS will apparently position the ASUS Transformer Book Duet as a quad-mode device: Laptop or tablet running either Android or Windows. Switching from Windows to Android apparently takes about 8 seconds.
The ASUS Transformer Book Duet may well be the ASUS MT82 device spotted back in early December. If so, ASUS will likely also unveil single OS versions running either Android or Windows. Other specifications we can expect an Intel Atom “Bay Trail” processor, 32 or 64GB of onboard storage, dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, a 3,910mAh battery and front and rear cameras.
ASUS will hold its CES 2014 keynote on Monday, January 6, at 1200 PT (1500 ET). It will also be livestreamed for those not making their way down to the event.