computing and motherboard manufacturer Asus, on Monday announced the
launch of their new laptop the Transformer Book Duet (TD 300) at CES
2014. The Transformer Book Duet will be available from March, starting
at $599 (roughly Rs. 37,300).
Chairman Jonney Shih, who
introduced the other products that Asus will be displaying at the CES
said, "Asus is passionate about technology and driven by innovation. We
dream, we dare and we strive to create an effortless and joyful digital
life for everyone. We're always in search of incredible ideas and
experiences - and we aspire to deliver the incredible in everything we
Coming back to the device itself, the Asus
Transformer Book Duet TD300 boasts of an impressive dual OS. More than
that it is the first ever 'quad-mode' laptop and tablet convertible
which will allows users to change operating systems at their
convenience. Like the original Transformer, this too features a
detachable keyboard dock.
The 13-inch display comes with
1366x768 pixel resolution, though it can be bumped up to full-HD in the
$699 (Rs. 43,500) or higher options, as noted by the Verge.
The base model features 64GB of built-in storage, though top-end models
can ordered with up to 1TB of storage, which will be housed in the
keyboard dock - which also features additional ports.
hybrid features the Instant Switch Technology, which allows for the
switch between either Android 4.1 Jelly Bean or Windows 8.1 in four
seconds. Users can use an actual key, while in laptop mode or a virtual
one on the tablet.
The TD300 is powered by an Intel
'Haswell' Core i7 processor. The company claims that it runs twice as
fast compared to other tablets with ARM processors. The audio on the
TD300 is aided by the SonicMaster technology with built-in dual speakers
on either sides of the tablet. Stay in touch with the latest from CES 2014, via our CES page
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