Technology firm Asus at the ongoing Computex 2013 event introduced three new gadgets - Transformer Book Trio, the VivoPC and the VivoMouse, adding to the league of its recently introduced 7-inch Memo Pad HD and 10-inch Tranformer Pad infinity tablets.
Transformer Book Trio, the most exciting of the series, is a three-in-one hybrid that combines the experience of a PC, laptop and tablet. The detachable hybrid design runs on both Android and Windows 8.
The Transformer Book Trio tablet which runs on Google Android features an 11.6-inch screen with 1920x1080 pixel resolution. The Trio is powered by a 2-GHz Atom processor along with Android OS and assures up to 64GB of reliable flash memory and 750GB of hard drive.
Docking it up with a keyboard or desktop station could see it transforming into a highly portable laptop or a perfect desktop PC. The keyboard dock is equipped with a battery pack of 33Wh which supports the tablet's 19.5Wh battery when it transforms to be a laptop or PC. Further specs are not revealed yet.
Intel has equipped the operating systems with its own Intel Core i7 taking care of Windows 8 and Intel Atom Z2580 running the Android OS.
The VivoPC and the VivoMouse clearly complement each other, and while VivoPC could easily replace any home theatre PC, the wireless VivoMouse offers a smooth Windows 8 navigating experience. The Intel-powered VivoPC measures less than 1.5 inches tall, comes with Intel HD graphics card and six USB ports (2 for USB 2.0 and 4 for USB 3.). It sports an easy-to-access removable top that enables users to upgrade RAM or swap hard drives as and when needed. Other specs of the VivoPC are yet to be revealed.
Meanwhile, VivoMouse sports a new smooth, ergonomic design unlike the conventional ones best suited for one-handed use. The Vivomouse tablet features a circular touchpad that recognizes Windows 8 gestures and could also be used as a regular optical mouse.
The release date and price of the new gadgets unveiled at the Computex trade show remain undisclosed.