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Asus Transformer Book confirmed: the Transformer gets Windows 8

Asus has confirmed it will be releasing a Windows 8 variant of its hugely popular Asus Transfomer Prime tablet with dockable keyboard, called the Asus Transformer Book.

Asus unveiled the device at Computex in Taiwan. The Transformer Book is described as ‘the world’s first portable computer,’ swapping from a touchscreen Windows 8 tablet, to a laptop with a full-size keyboard.

According to The Verge the Asus Transformer Book will be available in different processor variations; with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 Ivy Bridge processor options available.

Asus Transfomer Book

Unlike the Asus Transformer Prime, which just came in one version with a 10.1-inch screen, the Transformer Book comes in 11.6-inch, 13-inch and 14-inch variations, each with a full HD resolution of 1920×1080 and IPS (in-plane switching) technology.

In a press release Asus said the Transformer Book: ‘is aimed at users who prefer the portability of a multi-touch tablet computer for leisure, but still want access to a more traditional Windows-based notebook for productivity use.’

Other specifications include NVIDIA graphics, 4GB DDR RAM, USB 3.0 connectivity and SSD storage options. Each iteration of the Transformer Book will include a 5-megapixel rear camera, front-facing camera for video calls and Asus Sonic Master software

There’s no news yet when the Asus Transformer Book will be available in the UK, but we’ll bring you more news when we get it. What do you think of the Asus Transformer Book – will you buy it? Let us know via Facebook or Twitter.


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