Transforming laptop and tablet runs Windows and Android

Taiwanese PC manufacturer Asus says it has launched the world’s first quad-mode, dual-OS laptop and tablet convertible that can switch between Windows and Android in either mode with just the push of a button.

Making its debut this week at the Consumer Electronics Showcase (CES) in Las Vegas, the Transformer Book Duet (TD300) doesn’t lack for power with an Intel Core i7 processor, along with IntelHD graphics and 4GB of DDR3L 1600 RAM. It also features SonicMaster technology and dual speakers for what the vendor promises is an immersive entertainment experience.

The TD300 features a 13.3” 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen display and a front-facing HD camera with a built-in digital mic for video chats. The tablet has 128GB of SSD storage with support for a 64GB Micro SD card, and the keyboard dock houses up to a 1TB hard disk drive. The dock also has USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, a LAN port, and HDMI 1.4 output with 1080p support.

The tablet measuring 342.7 x 216.3 x 12.9mm and the dock 340.9 x 217.6 x 16mm. Together, they weigh around 1.9kg.

Pricing and availability information was not available.

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A veteran technology and business journalist, Jeff Jedras began his career in technology journalism in the late 1990s, covering the booming (and later busting) Ottawa technology sector for Silicon Valley North and the Ottawa Business Journal, as well as everything from municipal politics to real estate. He later covered the technology scene in Vancouver before joining IT World Canada in Toronto in 2005, covering enterprise IT for ComputerWorld Canada. He would go on to cover the channel as an assistant editor with CDN. His writing has appeared in the Vancouver Sun, the Ottawa Citizen and a wide range of industry trade publications.

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