Asus Transformer Book Trio: Dual-OS, Dual Intel CPU
The Asus Transformer Book Trio is the most interesting product that Asus has unveiled today — a Transformer ultrabook that runs both Android OS and Windows 8, powered by an Intel Core i7 (Haswell) and Intel Atom Z2580 2.0GHz.
Asus Transformer Book Trio specs:
11.6-inch IPS LCD full HD display @ 1920×1080 pixels, 218ppi
Intel Core i7 4000U quad-core processor (ultrabook)
Intel Atom Z2580 2.0GHz dual-core (tablet)
2GB RAM (tablet) + 4GB DDDR3 RAM (ultrabook)
750GB/1TB HDD (ultrabook) + 64GB eMMC (tablet)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
USB 3.0 ports
SD card reader
Android 4.2 Jellyebean
The idea is that the tablet can operate on its own and run Jellybean with an Intel Atom Z2580 2.0GHz. Once you dock the tablet into the keyboard dock, the Windows 8 operating system kicks in. The keyboard dock houses the Intel Core i7 4000U.
Then, you can actually use the keyboard dock and plug it to an external monitor via HDMI and operate it like a desktop. That’s their idea of a tablet, notebook and desktop in just one device.
Remember the Asus Transformer All-In-One which runs on both Windows 8 and Android Jellybean? It uses the same principle.