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.
It sounds like a great idea, right? Until you start to imagine using it. Who would want to use a tablet with a 13.3″ screen weighing 950g? Would you really be able to hold it up and read or surf on it comfortably for very long? The iPad is 9.7″ and weighs 662g, and my iPad Mini is 7.9″ and weighs 308g.
It’s 11.6 inch, not 13.3, and the detached tablet weighs 700g
Oh I see what I did wrong there…the 13.3″ / 950 g was for the ASUS Transformer Book TX300, not the Transformer Book Trio. Thanks for setting me straight.
Hello everyone i have a question what type of games can you play on the hd-4400 graphic card ? like can i play call of duty black ops 2 , fifa 2013, battel field 3 , the latest counter strick version, need for speed most wanted , GTA 4 and GTA 5 ? please help me i need to buy an ultrabook which is portable like the trio book and the samsung Ativ-Q and the sony vaio Duo 13.3 also the sony vaio duo has an option of the HD graphic 5000 insted of 4400 plaese help me chose?
It couldn’t have been the Clover Trail Z2760, Brad… Only Medfield and Clover Trail+ can run Android because they’re the only ones equipped with the Binary Translation layer in the present generation of ATOMs…
Yeah, it looks like you’re right — I was going off notes from my last article, but it looks like I got that one wrong.
I’ve been wondering about that myself. When this was first announced several months ago the Android CPU was the Z2580, but when it was re-announced a week or so ago ASUS specifically said the Android processor had been changed to the Z2760. Which makes no sense because, as you said, that processor doesn’t support Android.
If you look at the ASUS PowerPoint from a week ago they said the processor is the Z2760, and their official press release also says the Z2760. Either somebody at ASUS is making lots of typos, or something strange is going on with this tablet.
Asus has been known to make typos before… too much cut and paste and not enough proof reading basically…
Interesting idea. Are there other devices like this?
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