Hybrid devices that dual-boot both Android and Windows have become all too common over the past year or so, and as the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show kicks into full force, it only seems fitting that we’d see just a few more. Asus has just announced the Transformer Book Duet TD300. As the Duet name implies, the device is a convertible laptop and tablet hybrid that dual boots Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and Windows 8.1.
The Transformer Book Duet TD300 features a 13.3-inch 1920 x 1080 display with multitouch capabilities. Powering the device is an Intel Core i7 processor alongside 4GB of RAM. The tablet portion features a 128GB SSD, although when you place it in the laptop dock, another 1TB of hard drive storage is added. Of course the downside to these beefy internal specifications is a bulkier design. With the laptop dock, the machine weighs in at 4.1 pounds, while the tablet portion is noticeably thicker than most other tablets at half an inch.
Asus’ big selling point with the device, however, is the seamless switching between Windows 8.1 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. There’s a one-touch button on the device that the company claims lets you instantly which between the two operating systems, regardless of whether you’re using it as a tablet or a laptop.
Asus is selling the Duet for $599, which seems rather affordable for what you’re getting. But we’ll have to withhold judgement until we get our hangs on it.
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