ASUS is onto something here. Unlike, say Acer, the company has candidly embraced the Windows 8 concept, and launched a few good models powered by Microsoft’s modern platform.
But its Transformer Book Duet looks to be its most ambitious product in recent memory.
This dual boot Android and Windows 8.1 machine drew the attention of consumers when reports first leaked out, but then recent news suggested that the company was thinking of discontinuing the Transformer Book Duet — primarily due to pressure from Google.
However, recent developments claim that the Duet might still have a chance to hit store shelves.
The description states that the series is set to launch with three models, with screen size options coming in at 13.3, 11.6 and 10.1 inches, all with IPS panels offering 10-point touch capabilities.
Hardware choices include 4th generation Intel Haswell architecture in the form of Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD drive, with storage further expandable up to 64GB via the included microSD card option.
Of course, since these are unconfirmed reports, there is a chance that ASUS might just launch the series running only Android (or Windows 8.1, for that matter) without dual boot capabilities.
But considering how this four-in-one machine was the highlight of CES 2014, let us hope for the best.