ASUS が、Windows 8 搭載のキーボード着脱式ノート Transformer Book T300 を発表しました。

これは先にお伝えした "Bay Trail" Atom Z3740 搭載機T100 の大型版で、10点タッチ対応13.3インチ フルHDディスプレイ(IPS)と、Haswell 世代のインテル Core CPU を搭載します。

ディスプレイ側は、厚さ11.5mm の筐体にUSB3.0 端子とマイクロHDMI 、LEDバッテリーインジケーターを搭載し、単体でWindows 8 タブレットとして使用できます。

カメラは前面720p、背面は1080p フルHD。ASUS のオーディオ技術 ASUS Sonic Master 採用のステレオスピーカーも搭載します。

キーボードドックの厚さは11mm。バックライトつきのフルサイズキーボードと、Windows 8 のジェスチャーに対応するマルチタッチ対応タッチパッドを備えます。

バッテリー駆動時間は最長8時間。重量は未発表ですが、参考までに前身モデルといえるTX300CA は、タブレット・キーボードドックともに950gです。


またASUSは、​世界初の3 in 1 PC をうたうTransformer Book Trio も発表しています。これはAndroid タブレットと、Windows 8 を搭載する「PCステーション」キーボードドックをセットにした製品です。



タブレットは単体で使用可能ですが、PCステーションに挿すと、専用のTrioキーでAndroidとWindowsを切り替えながら使用することができます。その際、各OSのデータはタブレット側のストレージを使って共有します。



またPCステーションはミニ DisplayPort とマイクロHDMI端子を備え、市販のディスプレイと接続して単体のWindows 8 PC として使用することも可能です。そのため1人はタブレット側、もう1人はPCステーション側と、別々の場所で同時に使用することもできます。



タブレット側の主な仕様は、Android 4.2、マルチタッチ対応11.6インチ IPS フルHDディスプレイ、2コア インテルAtom プロセッサ。

PCステーション側は、Haswell 世代のインテルCore プロセッサ、Mini DisplayPort、Micro-HDMI 端子。

今のところTransformer Book T300、Transformer Book Trio ともに、発売日や価格について発表はありません。

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ASUS Transforms Expectations for Mobile Computing with New Transformer Books at IDF 2013

Transformer Book T100 and Transformer Book Trio combine the productivity features of a laptop with the flexibility of a tablet


San Francisco, US (September 11, 2013) - ASUS today showcased two new Transformer Book ultraportables at an ASUS product launch event during Intel® Developer Forum (IDF) 2013. The event was hosted by ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih and featured special guest Tom Kilroy, Intel Vice President. Transformer Book T100, and Transformer Book Trio are the latest models in a wide range of mobile and desktop computers from ASUS that will transform your expectations about technology.



"The ASUS Transformer Book T100 is the perfect transformation of the Eee PC with full compatibility, detachable touch screen, immersive entertainment and enough battery for all-day computing," said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih. "It is truly a game-changer for our mobile lifestyle."


The ASUS Transformer Book T100 and Transformer Book Trio both feature a two-part dockable design that combines the productivity features of a laptop with the portability of a tablet and the flexibility to switch between the two in an instant. Transformer Book Trio goes further still, with a keyboard dock that packs its own processor, so it can be used as a self-contained desktop PC when its display is detached for use as a tablet.



Transformer Book T100- high-mobility notebook and tablet combined

ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch ultraportable with an Intel® Atom™ 'Bay Trail' quad-core processor and detachable HD display that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. Featuring a sleek design and durable finish, Transformer Book T100 is not only one of the lightest ultraportables currently available at just 2.4lbs, but also one of the lightest 10-inch tablets around, at 1.2lbs.


Transformer Book T100 features the new Intel AtomTM Bay Trail-T Z3740 quad-core processor for smooth multi-tasking performance and incredible energy efficiency that can last up to 11 hours1 on battery power. The lightweight keyboard dock features precision-engineered keys designed for comfortable extended use, a multi-touch touchpad with full Windows 8.1 gesture support and USB 3.0. Transformer Book T100 features a brilliant HD 10.1-inch tablet IPS multi-touch display with wide 178-degree viewing angles for razor-sharp images. Transformer Book T100 features Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013 with full versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, the perfect productivity solution for both school and work.

The new ASUS Transformer Book T300 is a larger version of the T100, with a detachable 13.3-inch Full HD IPS multi-touch display that acts as a standalone Windows 8 tablet. Powered by a 4th generation Intel Core processor for seamless multi-tasking performance, Transformer Book T300 has up to eight hours battery life and features a sleek metallic design with a durable soft-touch finish.



Transformer Book Trio - laptop, tablet and desktop PC in one sleek design

ASUS Transformer Book Trio features a sleek and durable metallic design powered by a 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor for seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency in Windows 8 laptop mode. When it's time for entertainment to take over from productivity, the 11.6-inch Full HD IPS display detaches from the 'PC Station' keyboard dock for use as a multi-touch Android tablet with its own Intel Atom™ dual-core processor.

With the display docked, Transformer Book Trio can switch instantly between Windows 8 and Android 4.2 by pressing the dedicated 'Trio' key on the keyboard, with data shared between the two operating systems via the tablet's storage. Unlike other dockable ultraportables, Transformer Book Trio's PC Station is not dead weight when the tablet display is detached. With an external display connected via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI, the PC Station can be used as a self-contained desktop PC featuring Windows 8, which means two people, in two different places, can use the Transformer Book Trio at the same time.



AVAILABILITY & PRICING

US Pricing for Transformer Book T100: MSRP $349 (32GB) / MSRP $399 (64GB)

For other markets, please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

1 Specifications and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.