One of the most intriguing new gadgets to be launched in recent times is the Transformer Book V (as in the Roman numeral 5) from ASUS.
It’s a laptop, a tablet and, hey, it’s an Android phone as well. The 12.5 laptop/tablet element works on Windows 8.1 and uses Intel Core architecture. It weighs 0.8kg and has a 12.5 HD display. The 28Wh battery gives a maximum of 10 hours of internet browsing time. It comes with 4GB of RAM and flash storage of up to 128GB.
The Android 4.4 phone is the first to use Intel 64 bit quad-core Atom chip with LTE radio. It is 11mm thick and has 2GB of RAM, up to 64GN of storage space and offers two cameras. One of the cameras is 8MP and the other is 2MP.
All of the 5 Different Ways
One option is to dock the phone on the laptop and see the Android interface displayed within Windows 8, with the further option of moving to the complete Android tablet interface.
All of this means that there are actually 5 different ways of using the device, leading to the V part of the name. You can use it as a Windows laptop, a Windows tablet, an Android tablet, an Android phone and an Android laptop.
In terms of how it works, you can get into the phone’s storage from within Windows in the same way that you would when you attach an Android mobile device into something running Windows 8. There is no word yet on the released date or price of the ASUS Transformer Book V.
Do you like the sound of this sort of flexible gadget?