Asus Transformer Book Duet announced with dual boot Android and Windows
Asus has recently unveiled its new convertible dual boot device that can switch between Windows and Android via a dedicated button. An Indian mobile manufacturing company Micromax has also unveil its dual boot convertible tablet- Canvas LapTab at CES 2014.
Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 can switch between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 seamlessly in just about 4 seconds which is simply a great feature in this fast moving world. The device is powered by 4th generation Intel Processor, the Transformer Book Duet comes with standard folding form factor of ultrabooks but at the same time the device also features the removable 13.3 inch screen option.
The laptop (or say tablet) is running on Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1. Windows 8.1 looks ok but the Android 4.1 is looking outdated at this stage, the device should come up with the Android 4.2 out of the box. But hopefully it will get update sooner.
The 13.3 inch screen can have either 1366×768 pixels or have Full HD resolution. The Transformer Book Duet comes with many options like selection of core i3/i5 or i7 processor with 4GB of RAM. The detachable tablet have either 64GB or 128GB of storage, while the dock can be configured with 320GB or 1TB of storage space which is more than enough for an ultrabook or convertible device. The laptop’s starting price is $599 which seems to be a fair deal with these specifications.
- Dual boot capability via dedicated button
- 13.3 inches screen
- 1366×768 pixels or Full HD resolution display
- Runs on Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1
- Core i3/i5 or i7 processor options
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB or 128GB storage space on tablet part
- 320GB or 1TB storage on dock
- 12.9mm thick
- weigh about 1.9kg
The Transformer Book Duet will be available starting at $599 in US and will be priced in India somewhere around 37,500 INR which makes this a good choice at this price point.
If you are looking for a convertible laptop which can be used as a tablet at any time, and at the same time you want a replacement for your current Windows laptop then the Asus Transformer Book Duet will be a good choice for you.
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