ASUS have taken their love for Android one step ahead. As part of their products unveiling at Computex 2013, Taipei, ASUS announced a bold new member of their Transformer family, the Transformer Book Trio. This new device looks much like its not-so-distant cousin, the Transformer Book, but comes with a big differentiating edge, apart from some better hardware specs.
Transformer Book Trio runs not one but two operating systems in one device–an unlikely combination of Android and Windows 8. To run these two OSes based on two different architectures, the device houses two CPUs (not one dual-core CPU). Windows 8 runs off the powerful Intel Core i7 U4500, and Android (Jelly Bean) on a 2GHz Intel Atom 2580. Not just that, the device has two batteries as well (33Wh and 19 Wh). Storage is also present in pair–a 1 TB traditional harddisk for Windows experience and a 64 GB flash drive for Android.
Like other devices in the Transformer family, Book Trio is also a laptop with detachable screen panel (11.6 inches 1080p IPS) that works independently as a tablet. No pricing for this new device has been provided by ASUS as yet, but potential buyers may expect it to be available in Q3 of this year, as per Engadget.