Asus Transformer Book Duet Hybrid Laptop / Tablet Runs Android and Windows Simultaneously

During CES 2014 pre-opening keynote, Intel showcased a laptop capable of instantaneously switch between Windows and Android by the press of a button, and separately, AMD also announced dual OS support with Android and Windows 8 running simultaneously on a computer thanks to a version of Bluestacks optimized for AMD APUs.  So we can expect several hybrid laptop + tablet computers, let’s call it a “lapblet”, running Windows 8 and Android this year, and one of them is Asus Transformer Book Duet.

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Transformer Book Duet (TD300) Specifications:

  • Processor – Intel Core i7 processor
  • GPU – Intel HD graphics
  • System Memory – 4GB DDR3L 1600 RAM
  • Storage:
    • Tablet – 128GB SSD + Up to 64GB Micro SD card
    • Dock – Up to 1TB HDD
  • Display – 13.3-inch Full HD IPS multi-touch display
  • Connectivity – 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR, and 10/100M Ethernet
  • Camera – Front-facing HD camera with a built-in digital mic for video chats.
  • Battery – 38WHr battery, estimated battery life around 5 hours in Windows 8.1 and 6 hours in Android 4.2.2.
  • Tablet ports – Micro SD card, Headphone jack, DC jack
  • Keyboard dock ports – 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 10/100Mbit/s LAN, HDMI 1.4, audio combo jack, DC jack
  • Dimensions:
    • Tablet – 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9mm
    • Dock – 340.9 x 217.6 x 16mm
  • Weight – Total: 1.9kg

This computer runs Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2, and the company claims it can run faster than ARM based devices. Asus says it does not use OS virtualization, but I guess they mean it does not use a type 2 (hosted) hypervisor,  but instead a type 1 (baremetal) hypersivor.

Liliputing reports the price should be $599 once it become available, and has given it a quick try.

Thanks to CSilie for the tip.

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password
8 years ago

so the touchscreen-keyboard-software still hasnt been optimised/fixed.
and a capable language only interface is still out of the universe after all these decades.

Paul
Paul
8 years ago

I wondered if which way AlwaysInnovating implemented that feature 3+ years ago on their vaporware tablet. There was even source at git-alwaysinnovating-com, but I never bothered to check…

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