Asus appears to be working on a new laptop/tablet hybird featuring an Intel Haswell processor and possibly the ability to dual boot Windows and Android operating systems (or perhaps there are multiple versions of the tablet, one with Android and the other with Windows 8.1).
German site MobileGeeks found evidence of the upcoming Asus TD300LA from several sources, but we should learn more about the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. Asus is expected to launch its 2014 product lineup at a press event on January 6th.
It looks like the Asus TD300LA will be a 2-in-1 device, which means there’s a tablet and a detachable keyboard dock. The computer will reportedly be available with a choice of Intel Core i3-4020Y or Core i7-4610Y processor.
Both chips are quad-core processors with Intel HD graphics and they’re based on Intel’s 4th-generation Core, or “Haswell” technology, which means they’re relatively low power chips that offer long battery life as well as speedy performance.
In other words, the Asus TD300LA will likely be faster (and more expensive) than this year’s Asus T100TA 2-in-1 tablet with an Intel Atom “Bay Trail” processor.
But at least one source suggests the new tablet will have a 1366 x 768 pixel display, which makes me hope the tablet has an 11.6 inch or smaller screen.