Computex 2012

ASUS teases dual-boot Android Windows 8 machine for Computex

ASUS teases dual-boot Android Windows 8 machine for Computex

This year at Computex we're likely going to be seeing a dual-booting Android / Windows 8 device coming from ASUS, the company that brought you the dual-device PadFone last year at this same event. The device we'll be looking at will likely have much of the same impact of that device - that device having gone through quite a few revisions before hitting the market in the end with just Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than its original Android 3.0 Honeycomb/Gingerbread combination. What we're expecting this time instead of a phone that plugs into a tablet is a tablet that plugs into a notebook - dual-booting Windows 8 and Android 4.0 might mean a whole new generation of ASUS Transformer Pads for the world by the end of the year.

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ASUS teases new Transformers for Computex debut

ASUS teases new Transformers for Computex debut

ASUS loves a good teaser, and its Computex 2012 promo is a fine example of the breed: ominous voice, vague mention of the cloud, and a hint of a new Transformer dockable tablet. "Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own" the video - which you can see after the cut - suggests, in what's almost certainly a reference to ASUS' recent drive for tablets that can be slotted into battery-toting keyboards, and phones that dock into slates.

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