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    News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    "The world's first three-in-one notebook, tablet, and desktop PC".
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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    "This tablet runs Android Jelly Bean"

    I'm pretty sure if you look at the picture it says Jelly Beam

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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by fatguy666 View Post
    "This tablet runs Android Jelly Bean"

    I'm pretty sure if you look at the picture it says Jelly Beam
    LOL you're right!

    First I saw this I thought hmmm sounds interesting, then I realised the useful part was the keyboard dock, which is crippled by a spinning hard disk and so then I realised it'd spend 90% of it's time in the configuration of a mediocre Ultrabook.

    If they could make me a tablet with just the 1 CPU (perhaps a Silvermont Atom) that could switch between Android on eMMC and Windows 8 on a proper SSD, without needing the dock, and make it weigh a bit less... then I might think it sounded like something else other than a mad fudge together.

    Picking up work on another device is about as new as wheels... been doing that for years thanks to Dropbox, Google Docs and several other services of a similar ilk... Unless this thing has shared storage then it's just a marketing twaddle-about.

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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    Like this device quite a bit, but I can't help thinking that it's a bit of a Heath-Robinson affair. What I would have preferred is trading back the storage for a tablet that could do Android and Windows8 (full version, not RT) natively. So drop the 1TB disk and slap a 256Gb SSD into the tablet.

    Do Android as a "normal" tablet with a reboot needed for Windows8, and when in Windows 8 mode the Android bit could be done via some kind of virtual machine arrangement. As a consequence "demote" that keyboard dock to a mere accessory. So I guess what I'm looking for a Book Duo since the screenless "desktop" mode seems a little superfluous.

    Kudos though, to Asus for doing something different ... again.

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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Kudos though, to Asus for doing something different ... again.
    Certainly can't accuse Asus of not trying something new and different, if only every company were so bold...

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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    Like other's have said, it's not *quite* there yet but it's close and looks good.

    Can't imagine it's going to be anything other than pricey though...

    I'm hoping this sort of multifunctionality will be par for the course in a few years' time...

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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    Now beam me some jellies you beeatch


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    Re: News - ASUS Transformer Book Trio with Windows 8 and Android

    Quote Originally Posted by Noli View Post
    I'm hoping this sort of multifunctionality will be par for the course in a few years' time...
    and prices will drop accordingly

    1TB is an interesting choice - 'normal' sized SSD would be cheaper to put in & help with the overall cost....

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