ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300: World’s 1st Quad-Mode, Dual-OS Laptop and Tablet Covertible

ASUS definitely brave their way through, announcing recently at CES 2014 the world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS convertible, the ASUS Transformer Book duet TD300. It features a dedicated switch button, which allows you to interchange Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2, and a release button at the hinge if you want to turn from a laptop to tablet mode, and fits back in as a laptop.

What makes it possible to be on a dual OS mode is to have one capable processor put in a single place, preferably the display or the detachable tablet in this case, in which it can alternate more effectively between the two OS. This is where Intel processor takes its cue, ranging iterations from Core i3 to i7, supported with up to 4GB of RAM, and up to 128GB SSD of storage memory (also with up to 64GB microSD expansion slot support).

Now, the keyboard keeps a hard disk inside, which adds 1TB on the storage. It also has a USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0, an Ethernet, and even an HDMI 1.4 port. It measures 340.9 x 217.6 x 16 mm, compared to the tablet with 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9 mm. Though, the tablet when docked with the keyboard weighs at about 1.9 kg combined.

ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300 sports a 13.3-inch full HD IPS display, equipped with a front-facing HD camera and a built-in digital mic. It also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR connectivity. It’s priced beginning with $599, which is a Core i3 version. Availability, even on a global and local roll-out, is yet to be announced.

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