The 11.6-inch Transformer Book Trio has dedicated processors inside the keyboard and the display that can work independently when the display is removed from the keyboard dock, which Asus calls the “PC station”.
This enables the PC station to be connected to an external monitor (not supplied) and used as a Windows 8 computer while the display is detached and used in tablet mode by another user, effectively allowing for two simultaneous users.
Both devices can switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 (also known as "Jelly Bean").
For the technical, the device uses an Intel Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 500GB of storage when in laptop mode, and a dual core Intel Atom Z2560 (1.6GHz) processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage wehn in tablet mode.
The keybaord (PC station) also comes with quite a few ports, including 2 x USB 3.0 ports, Mini DisplayPort and Micro-HDMI; .The tablet part has dedicated microSD card slot for expandable storage.
The Transformer Book Trio will be available in Australia from late November with a recommended retail price of $1,599.