The Transformer Book Trio is a curious device, even for Asus’ standards.
Its Trio moniker comes from its ability to function as a regular laptop, a tablet, or, by connecting a monitor via the micro-HDMI port, even as a desktop PC. First announced at Computex in early summer, the device combines Windows 8 with Android in a unique way – when the tablet is docked to the “keyboard”, Windows is in charge and the device runs from the Intel Core processor inside, aided by 4GB of RAM. When you detach the tablet from the keyboard, Android takes over, running on a 1.6 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, with 2GB of RAM. Essentially, the Trio is two distinct devices fused into one, running two very different operating systems.
Asus highlights the dual nature of the Transformer Book Trio in the commercial above, which assigns the productivity role to Microsoft’s operating system, and the entertainment side to Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Of course, there’s no reason it can’t be the other way, but will give Asus a pass this time.
Now, tell us Asus, what happened to that new Nexus 10?