Asus latest Transformer is a 5-in-1 hybrid Android/Windows device
ASUS has not met with great success with any of its Android or Windows powered Hybrid devices but that has never stopped the company from working on new unique Hybrid devices.
Today at Computex, it has unveiled another world’s first convergence device, a Windows hybrid laptop/tablet with a detachable Android phone that can also be converted into an Android tablet and laptop — the Transformer Book V.
The 12.5-inch tablet comes with a full HD IPS display, 4GB of RAM, up to 128GB of flash storage, a traditional HDD with up to 1TB of storage space and a 28Wh battery inside a body that weighs in at 0.8KG. By default, the tablet runs on Windows 8.1 and is powered by an Intel Core processor and its HD graphics. Attaching the pre-bundled keyboard will transform this device into a full blown Windows laptop.
At the back of the tablet is the space to dock the pre-bundled Android handset, which itself sports a 5-inch HD display, an Intel Atom Moorefield processor for mobile devices, 2GB of RAM, 8MP/2MP cameras, LTE support and a 2550mAh battery inside a 11mm thick body.
Once the phone is docked into the tablet, it transforms into an Android tablet, which can again be converted into an Android 4.4 running laptop by simply attaching the keyboard. When running Windows, users will be able to seamlessly access the partition of the Android OS and copy files to and fro from it
ASUS did not mention anything about the pricing or availability of the Transformer Book V. Looking at its transforming abilities, don’t expect the device to go light on your wallet but it might just turn out to be cheaper than buying all of the devices that the Transformer Book V can transform into.