Now you might recall a while back there was talks about ASUS launching a device that would be able to dual boot both Windows and Android at the same time. The devices were actually announced but according to the rumors, Google had pressured ASUS (and other OEMs) to kill off such products, since they did not appreciate having to share the same platform as Microsoft.
We’re not sure how accurate those rumors are, but it seems that ASUS has decided to announce a new product that is somewhat similar to before in the form of the ASUS Transformer Book V. If the previous rumors were true, we guess ASUS either doesn’t care about pressure from Google, or if maybe Google had relented, but either way it’s great news for consumers who want the best of both worlds.
So what kind of specs are we looking at with the Transformer Book V? Well for starters the device will feature a 12.5-inch display, and will sport a detachable keyboard dock, kind of like the earlier mentioned ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi, although the main difference here is that the Transformer Book V will sport an Android phone that can be docked into the tablet portion, kind of the PadFone X, which will then allow the tablet to run in Android mode.
The phone portion of the device will be powered by an Intel Moorefield chip, while the dock itself will be powered by an Intel Core processor. The phone will come with 2GB of RAM, 4GB of RAM for the laptop, 64GB of storage for the phone/tablet, and 128GB for the laptop. It’s an interesting concept from ASUS, although we’re not sure how well-received it will be. ASUS did not mention how much the Transformer Book V would cost, or when it is expected to be available either.