New ASUS Transformer Book - Ultrabook meets Tabletby Ian Cutress on June 4, 2012 4:50 AM EST
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In a spate of announcements today, ASUS have shown us their latest innovations, including the new ASUS Transformer Book. In almost every way, this looks like a normal ultrabook. The difference however, is that it transforms into a tablet:
Specifications of the device include an Ivy Bridge i7 processor with 4GB DDR3, and in notebook mode, the power of discrete graphics. ASUS claim this will be the thinnest Ivy Bridge i7 device available.
The Transformer Book should come in 11.6, 13 and 14 inch models using an FHD IPS display.
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SignalPST - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkFull HD ... yummy!
ImSpartacus - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkDat screen!
Junereth - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkam i reading that correctly?
sjael - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkI can't be the only one who's been praying for a bigger Transformer Prime - It *would* have been perfect with a couple more inches for a good-sized keyboard. After all, all I really *needed* was light weight and comfortable typing.
Then they go and announce this, a 14" 1080p version, that's also running x86 *and* discrete graphics? This thing checks off almost all my wants too (and some I didn't know I had until now.) Bring in a Wacom digitizer and I would kill a man in exchange for one.
Come to think about it, I probably will have to to afford one of these anyway..
One thing that's unclear though; they say 'Ultra bright IPS.' Since they didn't mention Super IPS+ (like on the Taichi) I would presume it isn't. But they do say ultra bright. Which Super IPS+ certainly is...
Filiprino - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkThis is awesome.
r3loaded - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link1080p IPS screen, Core i7, discrete graphics, transforms into a tablet - damn, Johnny Shih and friends really have outdone themselves this time!
new-paradigm - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkJust add Wacom support and this would be my perfect portable computing solution.
Filiprino - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkWacom... yeah. It has very good support under GNU/Linux.
claysm - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkASUS has really been on the ball lately. Good stuff.
quillaja - Monday, June 4, 2012 - linkI think I might have to buy this. The only thing that would make this cooler is if it dual booted into Android as well, like their all-in-one gigantic tablet.