The Asus Transformer Book Trio is a 3-in-1 computer that can be used as a notebook, a tablet, or a desktop PC. There’s a tablet portion with a full HD display, an Intel Atom processor, and an Android operating system. The keyboard base has an Intel Haswell processor, a large hard drive, and runs Windows 8.
You can use the Android tablet on its own, connect it to the keyboard to use it as a touchscreen display for a Windows 8 notebook, or plug the keyboard base into an external display to use it like a desktop computer.
Asus hasn’t announced a US price or launch date for the 3-in-1 computer yet, but the Transformer Book Trio showed up at the FCC website this week, which suggests that it’s on its way to the States.
The FCC listing is for an Asus device with the model number TX201L — and evidence points to that being the model number for the Transformer Book Trio.
Test documents show that options will include a Core i5 or Core i7 processor and up to 8GB of RAM in the keyboard station, and an Intel Atom 2560 Clover Trail+ chip and up to 2GB of RAM for the tablet.
There’s still no word on if or when the Transformer Book Trio will go on sale in the US or how much it’ll cost, but the fact that Asus submitted documentation to the FCC is a good sign that a launch is imminent.