Review: ASUS Transformer Book Trio

May 12 2014, 09:17 IST
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The Asus Transformer Book Trio costs Rs 85,900 The Asus Transformer Book Trio costs Rs 85,900
SummaryBuy the Trio if you will use all of its capabilities, otherwise you will just be wasting money.

the Samsung Galaxy S4, which is quite good. However, that might not suffice for serious work.

The tablet side has just 16GB storage, out of which the system takes up close to 5GB. So, you better use a large micro-SD cards to store your media and save the apps.

The tablet side has just 16GB storage, out of which the system takes up close to 5GB. So, you better use a large micro-SD cards to store your media and save the apps.

The Notebook: When the tablet is docked on to the keyboard it work as both an Android tablet, with the added luxury of a keyboard, or a Windows 8 notebook with a touchscreen. The latter is what you will need to use for more professional stuff, at least those that require you to be within a secure Microsoft environment.

The keyboard is full size and the trackpad is smooth. So you will have no complaints of this front. On the top row is a Android buttons that lets you switch back in a few seconds. There is also a start button for you to come back to the homescreen and the 1080p will only add to the utility on this front.

However, the switchover is not always smooth. I did this once with a video playing on the Android YouTube app. I was on the Windows 8 homescreen in ajiffy, but could still hear the audio play in the backdrop. This is because the Windows OS is running from the keyboard side and is powered by a Intel Core i7 processor. It just hijacks the screen and does not switch off the Android process while doing so. This can be beneficial too, like listening to music from an Android app while you slog away on an Excel sheet. But this split personality also means that the Windows device is many times more powerful that its Android appendage. What you canít do there, will be completed here with ease. You should be able to work on this one for over 8 hours on a full charge.

The Desktop: This is one part of the Trio that I wasnít all that sure about as it is certainly not a use case scenario for me. Since this Windows 8 PC is confined to the keybaord side of this device, you can use it to power any screen and make a computer out of it provided it

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