ASUS has announced, during the company’s press conference at Computex 2014, the revolutionary Transformer Book V and Transformer Book T300 Chi laptop hybrids.
The Transformer Book V is the first five-mode, three-in-one hybrid laptop in the industry. It combines a laptop, tablet, and smartphone into one device that features both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat operating systems which gives the device its five modes – a Windows tablet, a Windows laptop, an Android tablet, an Android laptop, and an Android phone.
When in laptop mode, the Transformer Book V’s operating systems can be switched with a press of a button. It features a next-generation Intel Core processor, 4GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, a keyboard, a touchpad, and a 12.5-inch HD IPS display.
The 12.5-inch HD IPS display also works as the screen of the device’s tablet mode when detached from the keyboard dock. The device’s tablet mode can also run both Windows and Android, when the phone is docked, which can be switched between with a tap on the screen. Along with the Intel Core processor and 4GB of RAM, the device’s tablet mode also features 128GB of storage.
Lastly, the Transformer Book V’s phone potion, which docks behind the tablet portion, is a 5-inch LTE smartphone that features a 64-bit Intel Atom quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 54GB of storage, and a 2,500mAh battery. The phone also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.
Due to the dual-operating system design of the Transformer Book V, it is able to access, download, and run apps from both the Windows and Google Play stores making it extremely versatile.a
On the other hand, the Transformer Book T300 Chi is a 2-in-1 Windows 8.1 laptop/tablet hybrid which features an Intel Core-based processor, a 12.5-inch IPS screen with a screen resolution of 2,560 x 1440 and LTE connectivity. ASUS is touting the T300 Chi as the world’s thinnest tablet display of its size as well as the thinnest Intel Core-based tablet at just 7.3mm thin.
ASUS did not reveal any information on the pricing and availability of either the Transformer Book V or the Transformer T300 Chi.