Asustek Computer Inc (Asus) announced its new products June 3, 2013, in Taipei, Taiwan. With a keyword of "revolution," Asus Chairman Jonny Shih introduced (1) a device equipped with two CPUs, two OSes and a detachable display, (2) high-resolution tablet computer and (3) 7-inch low-priced tablet computer.
The most featured product was the "Transformer Book Trio," whose display can be detached and used as a tablet computer. And both the display and keyboard units have a CPU and storage device. It has two OSes, Windows 8 and Android, and it is possible to switch between them with a simple operation.
The CPU in the display unit is Intel Corp's Atom. The unit's storage device is eMMC with a capacity of up to 64 Gbytes. Its display is based on the IPS technology and has a pixel count of 1,920 x 1,080 and a screen size of 11.6 inches. Its OS is Android.
The keyboard unit, which is called "PC Station," is equipped with the fourth-generation Core i7/i5 CPU and an HDD with a capacity of up to 750 Gbytes. Both of the units have a battery. The dimensions of the display and keyboard units are 304.9 (W) x 193.7 (D) x 9.7mm (H) and 304.9 (W) x 193.7 (D) x 13.4mm (H), respectively.
When the two units are united, it can be used as a notebook computer. When the display unit is separated from the keyboard unit, it can be used as an Android-based tablet computer. When the separated keyboard unit is combined with a different display, they can be used as a Windows 8-based desktop computer. Therefore, Asus claims that it is "the world's first three-in-one mobile device."Go to next page