ASUS today announced their new quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible – the Transformer Book Duet (TD300). The Transformer Book Duet allows users to switch between Windows and Android in, according to ASUS, just four seconds with a push of the Instant Switch button or a virtual key on the tablet.
Transformer Book Duet features an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel HD graphics and 4G DDR3L 1600 RAM. It also comes with a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen display and ASUS SonicMaster technology the tablet’s twin speakers. In addition, Transformer Book Duet has a front-facing HD camera with a built-in digital microphone. The tablet display has 128GB of SSD storage which can be supplemented by a 64GB Micro SD card, while the keyboard dock houses a 1TB hard disk drive. The dock is also home to USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a LAN port, and HDMI 1.4 output with 1080p support. It is also capable of 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 with EDR.
The patented ASUS technology that powers Instant Switch offers seamless switching and the ability to resume each OS from where the user left off. And because it doesn’t use OS virtualization, Instant Switch also allows each OS to harness the full power of the Intel processor.
The Transformer Book Duet’s tablet measures 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9mm while the dock measures 340.9 x 217.6 x 16mm. The whole device weighs around 1.9kg. The Transformer Book Duet will be released in Asia near the end of the first quarter of 2014.