One thing is certain, ASUS will pull the veil off a new dual-OS tablet/laptop hybrid at CES 2014. And just a few days ago we saw an ASUS device dubbed TD300LA appear in an GFXBenchmark listing, revealing some of the specs of the device
Now, the folks over at AndroidWorld claim that ASUS has published by mistake a new video detailing the upcoming device, which calls it the Asus Transformer Book Duet (TD300).
Currently the video has been made “private” so we can’t take a peak, but we do have a screen shot from the video featuring text inviting users to “Chose between Windows tablet or Android tablet at one touch.”
Apparently the ASUS Transformer Book Duet will be the first quad-mode, dual-OS hybrid in the world to ever make an appearance. According to the vid, the switch between Android and Windows 8 can reportedly happen in just 8 seconds (in either tablet or notebook mode).
Basically users will have four devices in a single terminal: two tablets with both Android and Windows 8 and two laptops capable of running the two operating systems.
The switch between tablet and laptop mode will be achieved by connecting a keyboard dock to the tablet, just like we have seen with the Transformer Book Trio (we don’t know if the Duet will support desktop mode too).
Apparently the video does not detail technical specs but from previous leaks we know that the Transformer Book Duet is expected to come equipped with either Intel Core i3-4020Y clocked at 1.5GHz or Intel Core i7-4610Y clocked at 1.7GHz, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a display (maybe 10-inch) with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
Even if the video has been made private now, it will probably appear back online on Monday, when ASUS is scheduled to hold a press event before the official kick-start of CES 2014.