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article imageASUS dual-boot 'Three-in-One' Hybrid running Android and Windows

By Eko Armunanto     Jun 3, 2013 in Technology
ASUS just unveiled its latest innovation called Transformer Book Trio, a dual-boot dockable tablet running Windows 8 and Android’s Jelly Bean. There's a physical hotkey allowing you to switch between the two operating systems.
The device is marketed as a three-in-one device which can be used as a desktop, laptop or 11.6 inches tablet. The firm said users would be able to synchronize data between the platforms in order to enjoy a smooth transition between each mode.
The keyboard part is actually a full-fledged Windows 8 PC complete with an Intel fourth-generation Core i7 processor. It needs to be hooked up to an external monitor for use as a desktop computer. The hotkey will only work if it latched into the keyboard dock; once you unplug the tablet it will only run Android Jelly Bean. The 1,920x1,080-pixel screen portion acts as an Android tablet, running off its 2.0GHz Intel Atom Z2580 processor.
When used purely as an Android tablet, Asus claims it can get up to 15 hours battery life as both parts come with their own battery. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio runs the Intel Core I & Haswell processor in PC dock mode and a 2 GHz Atom chip in tablet mode. When connected to the PC dock it will have 750GB of hard drive and when in tablet mode, 64GB SSD memory.
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