CES 2014: ASUS Unveils World’s First 4-in-1 Dual-Boot Hybrid, the Transformer Book Duet

The machine will be available for an affordable $599 / €439

ASUS is currently live at CES 2014 and the company’s chairman Jonney Shih has introduced the much hyped (in recent weeks) “incredible” Transformer Book Duet TD 300.

Shih claims this is literally “the world’s first and only 4-in-1”. The new device is an Android laptop, a Windows laptop, an Android tablet and a Windows tablet and their life juice is provided by Intel’s Bay Trail chips.

Shih says the new Transformer doesn’t choose Android or Windows but it opts for both making this a genuine dual-OS machine. Previous reports claimed that 8 seconds were needed to switch between Android and Windows, but now Shih explains only 4 seconds are enough (via ASUS Instant Switch Technology).

As a tablet, the Duet features a 13.3-inch screen with a 1080p display and 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and an Intel Core i7 processor inside backed up by 128GB of solid state drive.

Snapping the keyboard dock with the slate, will provide users with 1TB of disk space plus Ethernet, USB and HDMI.

ASUS has also made available the price for this super versatile machine and customers will be able to grab it for  $599 / €439 a pop.

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