Asus Introduces Transfomer Book Trio: World’s First Three-in-One Device

Asus Transformer Book Trio Weds Desktop, Laptop and Tablet

by Anton Shilov
06/05/2013 | 10:14 PM

Asustek Computer, one of the fastest growing and one of the most innovative PC makers on the planet, introduced its new technological masterpiece at Computex Taipei trade-show. The new Transformer Book Trio can work as a desktop, laptop and a tablet, thus fulfilling nearly all computing demands of an average user.


“We seek to perfect the balance between engineering and humanity, where every intricate detail echoes our needs for both emotion and function. This is the Asus way of Design Thinking, where every idea starts with people and we turn our imagination into myriad revolutionary innovations,” said Jonney Shih, chairman of Asustek Computer. 

The Asus Transformer Book Trio is the world’s first three-in-one mobile device. With an 11.6” detachable display and dual operating systems, Transformer Book Trio transforms mobile flexibility by switching effortlessly between a Windows 8 notebook, Android tablet and Windows 8 desktop PC. Transformer Book Trio switches easily between operating systems to give users access to over 700 thousand apps in the Google Play Store and over 50 thousand apps in the Windows Store.

The PC Station dock has its own Intel Core i7 “Haswell” processor with advanced graphics engine, keyboard and 750GB hard drive, and with the tablet display detached, can be hooked up to an external display for use as a desktop PC. The PC station also serves as a charger for the tablet for extended battery life. The tablet features an Intel Atom 2.0GHz processor and a 16:9 aspect ratio IPS display with 1920*1080 resolution and up to 64GB storage.

Despite the different operating systems, the Transformer Book Trio has been designed to smoothly transition between modes, allowing users to sync data or continue to surf the webpage they are on even when moving from notebook to tablet mode.

Asustek did not disclose when the Asus Transformer Book Trio will become available and at what price-point. Since the product has already been shown, it will likely reach the market by the end of third quarter of 2013, or even earlier.