ASUS presented the Transformer Book Duet, a dual-boot tablet, ultrabook convertible, at CES 2014. The device is a true chameleon that can basically act as a 4-in-1. We took a detailed look at the Duet and examined all its features.
The ASUS Transformer Book Duet features dual boot options of Windows 8.1 Standard and Android 4.2.2, allowing for seamless switching from laptop to desktop, to tablet and back again. The dual-boot device is every Windows-Android lover’s dream because it combines the best of both worlds in one package.
The Duet comes with a 13.3-inch Full HD IPS multi-touch display, your choice of Intel’s Core processors up to i7, and 4GB DDR3L 1600 RAM. The tablet portion offers up to 128GB SSD, while the dock can have as much as a 1 TB HDD. The Duet has a 38WHr battery onboard with an estimated battery life of around 5 hours in Windows 8.1 and 6 hours in Android 4.2.2.
In terms of connectivity, ASUS’ Duet has 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR. The tablet has a micro SD card slot, Headphone jack, and DC jack. Keyboard dock ports include: 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 10/100Mbit/s LAN, HDMI 1.4, audio combo jack, and DC jack. See our hands-on video for more about the device: