Asus has announced the Transformer Book Duet at CES 2014. The 13.3-inch, 4-in-1 dual-boot convertible tablet with laptop dock runs on both Windows 8.1 as well as Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It can be instantly transformed as a tablet or a laptop by simply docking it with the keypad. The device also has a dedicated key, which only takes 4 seconds to switch between Android and Windows OS.
The Transformer Book Duet is equipped with a 13.3-inch (1920x1080p) display and powered by an Intel Core i7 processor with 4GB of RAM. The device has two separate storage option including 128GB in tablet and 1TB of storage space in the laptop dock. Device connectivity options include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support.
Point to be noted, Both the OS share an Intel Core i7 processor and 4 GB of RAM. There are no virtual systems; each OS has full access to the Intel processor.
It has the company’s SonicMaster technology and dual speakers on both sides of the tablet. The device is estimated to run for up to 5 hours in Windows mode while it runs up to 6 hours in Android mode.
There is no information on the arrival of the device in the market, however, the company has mentioned starting selling it at $599 (for the Intel Core i3 and 1366x768p resolution variant) and $699 for the 1080p display variant.