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ASUS has spent the last few years showing how good design can yield big dividends in the Windows notebook and Android tablet markets. With today’s announcement of their Windows 8 and RT line-up, they marry the two efforts to show off some innovative and impressive new approaches to the traditional PC. Most of the products revealed today are Intel-based, but we’ll start with the lone ARM device, the ASUS VivoTab RT.
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Vivo Tab Series:


Taichi Series:


Transformer Book Series:


Vivo Book Series:


Zenbook Series:


All in one:

Edit: Official Asus video showcasing all
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 10/23/12 at 5:22pm
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Having chosen the VivoTab monicker for their ARM-based Windows tablets, the Transformer brand is inherited by a different take on the tablet/notebook paradigm. Described now as a detachable notebook, the ASUS Transformer Book is marketed as the thinnest and most powerful Core i7-based Windows 8 tablet available. There’s a compelling story to be told in figuring out what is the best combination of power and portability. With the 13” Transformer Book, ASUS is pegging power, at the expense of portability, and the results are intoxicating. The dual-core Core i7 processor flies, seemingly unhindered by thermal or energy limitations. In the tablet itself is a 128GB SSD, with an additional 500GB mechanical drive in the dock. The 1080p 13" display looks great, though the 16:9 form factor gives it an elongated appareance. Connectivity on the tablet itself is limited, but the dock features USB 3.0 and ethernet. Holding a device with that much power in your hand, quickly flying through web pages and photos, it’s the closest I’ve come to being wowed by a tablet in a long time. Its size isn’t going to do it any favors as a mobile device, but I don’t think that’s the point. This isn’t a no compromises tablet, this is a no compromises detachable notebook.



i7

128GB SSD

1080p

Super thin.

If this doesn't come at rape price, its mine.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 10/23/12 at 3:22pm
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Mother of god.

i7
128GB SSD
1080p
Super thin.
If this doesn't come at rape price, its mine.


The transformer book is the perfect laptop. Hopefully at or under $1200.


Edit : There is also suppose to be a GTX640 or 650 in the dock side of it too.
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Transformer Book is looking pretty good. Was going to go with Surface RT but $500 is just too much for RT atm.
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The transformer book is the perfect laptop. Hopefully at or under $1200.

All I'd want (extra) is a third party dock that is just a dock and not a keyboard for casual viewing or just having it on my desk without taking up too much space and that would be me set.
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is it an IPS screen?
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Holy crap, the TAICHI and the Transformer Book...

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is it an IPS screen?

Yes IPS screen. That video....drool.gif
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God I can't wait for the Surface Pro if these look that good.

+1 for the Windows 8 love, Grizzle.
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