Asus has launched a wide array of devices at CES 2014 including Zenfone series smartphones and Windows 8.1 – stylus tablets Asus VivoTab Note 8. Adding another feather in its hat, Asus announced, ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300, which it claims to be the world’s first quad-mode, dual-operating system convertible.
The dual boot tablet is capable of operating on either Android 4.2 or Windows 8.1 operating system. You can switch from android to windows by simply touching a button. After switching back, you can continue from where you left.
The Dual Boot transformer book comes with a 13.3 inch IPS LCD display with full HD resolution. You can get up to Intel Core i7 processor on this hybrid backed by 4 GB of RAM. As far as internal storage goes you can opt for up to 128 GB of storage and 1 TB HDD in the dock.
The 38WHr battery will power the device for up to 6 hours on Android and up to 5 hours on windows 8.1. Tablet ports include Micro SD card, Headphone jack, DC jack and the Dock ports include 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 10/100Mbit/s LAN, HDMI 1.4, audio combo jack and DC jack.
The dual speakers will provide you with ASUS SonicMasmter technology audio which involves custom Asus software and hardware. The tablet part measures 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9mm; and the dock has dimensions of 340.9 x 217.6 x 16mm. Together, they weigh around 1.9kg.
Micromax Lap Tab is another such hybrid which supports both Android and Windows operating system. Asus claims what differentiates it from other such attempts is that the Duet TD300 uses a single SoC to implement both operating system unlike others. The starting price is expected to be around $599 dollar but you can’t expect Intel Core i7 processor and full high end hardware options with this price tag.
|ASUS Transformer Book Duet TD300
|13.3 Inch Full HD
|up to Intel Core i7
|up to 128GB
|Windows 8.1 + Android 4.2
|5 – 6 hours of Battery life
|To Be Announced