ASUS Transformer Book TRIO TX201LA-DH71T  ReviewWe’ve been talking about hybrids for quite some time here in TechWeirdo. The ASUS Transformer Book TRIO TX201LA-DH71T takes this hybrid stuff to the next level by bringing us a device that runs both Windows 8 and Android. This is sure to make the tech enthusiasts go wild. Are you interested in such a device? Read on to see if it’s in your league.

The device has a design that isn’t new by any means. It comes at the size of 11.6 inches and weighs around 3.7 inches (this will be much lesser without the dock). But the only difference here in the design is that it fits two devices in a single design. If you detach the monitor from the dock it becomes a tablet running Android, otherwise it’s a laptop with a neat keyboard.

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The screen is a beauty. The 11.6 inch screen has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and this offers excellent picture quality and is perfect for media consumption. The pixel density is nice for a tablet though it doesn’t match to the standards of Apple and Nexus tablets.

The best point about the device is the processor. The ASUS Transformer Book TRIO TX201LA-DH71T is powered by a 4th generation Haswell Intel core i7 processor and it clocks to a maximum frequency of 1.8GHz. The operating system, Windows 8 in the laptop, runs smoothly and Android 4.2 also doesn’t have any problems with the processor. Since this is a 4th generation processor the users are future proofed for some time.

There a 4GB RAM that makes up the memory division. 4 gigs of RAM are kinda cool for a laptop and there will be no problem with the multi tasking abilities with the laptop. Even the tablet (No tablet has ever had 4GB RAM before) runs and multi tasking in Android won’t be a difficult thing to do.

The transition from one operating system to another takes place during the docking. When the monitor is docked it becomes a laptop that has a hard drive space of 500GB and you get all the Windows 8 features and a complete laptop experience. When undocked it turns into a tablet running Android 4.2 and you’ll enter the Android world. One issue here is that the transition happens without prompting the user, so any unsaved work might get lost.

There are 2 USB 3.0 ports which enable you to transfer data at a super speed and there is also a USB 2.0 port. The battery life is okay with the laptop giving you around 13 hours but the tablet just manages 5 hours which isn’t very impressive at tablet standards.

The experience of having both Android and Windows 8 in the same device will be refreshing. But it doesn’t justify the cost which is a tad expensive. This ASUS Transformer Book TRIO TX201LA-DH71T review talked a lot about the positives and the negatives of this interesting hybrid. Go for it, if you are craving to experience two worlds in a single device.

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