At Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2013, ASUS has demonstrated two ultra-mobile devices Transformer Book T100 and Transformer Book Trio. Both new items presented are hybrid devices. They can be used as a tablet as well as laptop by connecting to a keyboard unit.
Model ASUS Transformer Book T100 is equipped with a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen display (1366×768 pixels) IPS-based matrix and a 4-core processor Intel Atom Z3740 (Bay Trail). The device contains 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64GB of flash memory, a slot for memory cards microSD, micro-USB port and micro-HDMI. The keyboard unit has full-port USB 3.0. Duration of work in offline mode declared for 11 hours. Tablet weight is around 1.2 pounds (about 544 g) and the total weight with the keyboard – 2.4 lbs (about 1,088 kg).
The device runs on Windows 8.1 and comes with preconfigured package Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 with full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. Additionally it is reported that it will go on sale with another modified version ASUS Transformer Book T300 with a 13.3-inch Full HD display and an Intel Core fourth generation processor. The device ASUS Transformer Book T100 will be available from October 18, priced at $ 349 and $ 399 for a model with 32 and 64 GB of memory respectively.
Model ASUS Transformer Book Trio is functionally similar to the Transformer Book T100. It also includes additional keyboard unit. But in this case, available keyboard unit has its own processor and memory. Thus, the scope of the device has significantly expanded. Keyboard unit can be used as a full-fledged single desktop computer by connecting a monitor or TV. The tablet ASUS Transformer Book Trio has an 11.6-inch IPS Full HD display and a 2-core processor Intel Atom. The device runs on Android. In the keyboard unit is integrated processor Intel Core fourth-generation and Mini DisplayPort & micro-HDMI interfaces are available to connect monitors. Moreover, with keyboard unit it works on Windows 8. When connected to the tablet block the user can switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 by pressing a single button. For more detailed specifications, terms and price of the start of sales of the device will be announced.
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