The Transformer Book Duet (TD300) is an ASUS device that can be used as a tablet or laptop where users can also choose what OS to use, whether Windows or Android. With these four functionalities, it is usually referred to as a ‘four-in-one’ device. The OS switching is made possible by Intel’s unique technology and it only takes 4 seconds for the switch to take place. It certainly resembles a real laptop if without the docking station measuring at 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9mm with a 13.3-inch display at 1920 x 1080 resolution.
It is powered by a Core i7 chip, a good HD graphics from Intel, a 4GB DDR3 RAM clocked at 1600 MHz and an internal storage (solid-state) at a minimum of 64 to a max of 128 GB. It’s currently running Android 4.2 or Windows 8.1 after the switch. Connectivity options include HDMI, Ethernet and the USB while disk space can reach 1TB when a dock is attached to the tablet. With a powerful chip inside, battery life can be limited reaching only 6 hours for Android use and 5 hours for Windows.
Aside from the docking station, other parts include Bluetooth 4.0, MicroSD card and 802.11ac WiFi. The Core i7 sells for $699 (BHD 263) while a Core i3 version sells at $599 (225) and it’s fitted with an HD screen at 1366 x 768. Availability will be sometime in June this year in United States.