A combo of Android and Windows will be the flavour of the season. Quite a few OEMs have shown their interest in bringing their dual-OS devices at CES 2014. Asus is one of the pioneers in the race. The company has showcased Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 dual-OS tablet-laptop hybrid at the on-going consumer electronics show.
It is worth mentioning here that Intel has already revealed its intent to focus on dual-OS computers. Indian smartphone maker Micromax is also in the race with its LapTab. The new offing from Asus, the new Transformer Book Duet TD300 tablet-laptop hybrid offers the choice of booting Windows 8.1 or Android. Asus has added an instant switch button to the device to change the operating system.
Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and packs 4GB of RAM. It sports a 33.8-cm (13.3-inch) full HD IPS display and front HD camera. Other features of the device include 128GB SSD, microSD card slot, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a LAN port, and HDMI 1.4 output. The keyboard dock also houses a 1TB HDD. The company has not divulged any details about pricing and the availability of the device.
Have a quick look at the key specifications of Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 here:
Dual-OS – Windows 8.1 Standard / Android 4.1
33.8-cm (13.3-inch) Full HD IPS multi-touch display
Up to Intel Core i7 processor
4GB DDR3L 1600 RAM
Up to 128GB iSSD
Up to 1TB HDD
802.11ac Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
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