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ASUS has introduced a dual-OS laptop with the Transformer Book Trio. With a simple hotkey you can switch between Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean. Windows is powered by a Core i7 processor and Jelly Bean will be powered by a 2GHz Intel Atom chip. As for storage the tablet itself will 64GB of flash storage while the optional keyboard dock will have another 1TB.

Critic reviews

8.1
3 reviews
  • Speed and features
    7.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Battery life
    8.2
  • Display
    10
  • Durability
  • Expandability
    8.0
  • Noise
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.6

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7.0
PC Mag Apr 17, 2014

The Asus Transformer Book Trio is an intriguing concept that weds an Android tablet and a Windows PC, but the ambitious 3-in-1 design falls short.

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10
Digital Versus Apr 4, 2014

Asus pulled it off and fused three products into one unique device that costs the price of an entry-level ultrabook. However, just because we gave it five stars doesn't mean it's absolutely perfect: it could use an SSD and better intercommunication between the two systems...

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8.0
Expert Reviews Mar 21, 2014

... the Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA might seem overpriced, but you’re getting two products in one device for the price of one laptop. Neither device is particularly exceptional on its own, but the combination of the two makes this one of the best value hybrids available.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jun 3, 2013

Its 11.6-inch 1080p screen was also decent, at first blush; we had no trouble making out the screen underneath the heavy glare of showfloor lighting. Following a brief play on the keyboard, we noted the keys had the same degree of travel that we've seen on the Transformer docks before.

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CNET Sep 11, 2013

In person, the Asus Transformer Book Trio is just as impressive as it is on paper. When connected to the dock, it seamlessly switches from Android to Windows 8 with the touch of a button, and responds quickly to swipes and gestures. As a tablet, it's awkwardly long, but shockingly light.

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Pocket-Lint Jun 3, 2013

The switch between the operating systems is surprisingly simple, with the Android OS being launched automatically when the tablet is detached, and a hot key allowing the user to switch between Windows 8 and Android in notebook mode.

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TechRadar Nov 1, 2013

On first impresions, the Transformer Book Trio is at the same time a lightweight Android tablet and chunky hybrid device that could save you carrying around a separate Windows 8 device.

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phoneArena Sep 5, 2013

he Transformer Book Trio display part sports an 11.6" 1080p panel, and is powered by a lowly Intel Atom Z2760 1.6 GHz dual-core processor plus 2 GB of RAM. It will come in 16, 32, or 64 GB capacities. That tablet side of things is running Android 4.2.2, and you can't use it as a Windows slate.

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TechRadar Nov 1, 2013

The tablet itself runs Android, has 64GB of storage and runs on an Intel Atom processor. Meanwhile, there’s a separate keyboard dock that can add a lot more power, allowing you to perform more demanding tasks.

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Expert Reviews Jun 3, 2013

The 11.6in Full HD display uses an IPS panel, which creates fantastic viewing angles and bright, vivid colours. The 1,920x1,080 resolution made the Windows desktop look pin-sharp from behind the glass cage Asus had imprisoned the device in.

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