Asus has not only come up with a unique design of their tablet cum laptop device so far as its method of locking the keyboard to the tablet goes but also given it the ability to switch between two Operating Systems. And for this, all that the user will have to do is just tap on an onscreen icon. Not only is this feature absolutely unique and a first of its kind but also the simplest way to change the OS. The product in question is the Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 which comes with the usual Transformer quality, that of a a detachable keyboard which can be locked into position or detached for converting between a laptop and tablet mode. The tablet or screen of the device is 13.3 inch and the two OS are Windows and Android.
It takes 5 seconds to switch between the two OS and an icon with the tag “OS Switch” placed at the top of the screen is all that the user needs to tap on for the process. Otherwise the device has an Intel fourth generation Haswell processor, and the price has been tagged at $599.
At the CES 2014 show, the company also announced launch of the Padfone in the US. This product is being launched by ASUS in association with AT&T. Padfone X is the name of the product to be launched and the device would be a hybrid of a tablet and a smartphone.
The tablet is 9 inch and the smartphone offers a 5 inch display. The smartphone part can be docked inside the tablet to convert the screen of the smartphone to that of the tablet. It would be a single OS device and that is Android. The gadget would be backed up by a battery pack of 2300mAh. It would have a Qualcomm processor, support 4G network services. This device has been announced to be launched in middle of 2014.
Other products that Asus launched at the CES on Monday were its Zenfone line of products. These items would be launched in sizes of 4, 5 and 6 inches, in markets outside of the US in the first quarter of this year. They would all have at their core the latest Intel Atom chips. Another device announced by Asus was its Padfone mini which would be a combination of a 7 inch tablet and a 4 inch handset.