ASUS Transformer Book takes hybrid tablets mainstream

ASUS isn't done with its unusual form-factors; the company also has the new ASUS Transformer Book series, a range of 11.6-, 13- and 14-inch notebooks with detachable touchscreen displays. Running a choice of Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 chips and discrete NVIDIA GeForce graphics, the Transformer Book line-up have Full HD IPS displays that support multitouch control.

There's also 4GB of DDR3 memory and USB 3.0 connectivity, as well as a choice of SSD and HDD storage. ASUS is also pretty keen to flag up its speaker technology, too, with the ASUS SonicMaster audio promising decent bass despite the dimensions.

Twin cameras are onboard, with an HD webcam facing the user and a 5-megapixel main camera on the back. ASUS isn't saying how big the battery is, but we're assuming that – as in the Android Transformer range – there's a combination of two packs, with one in the screen section and another in the keyboard dock.

According to ASUS, the Transformer Book range "is made for the seasoned user who enjoys the portability of a tablet for leisure but still prefers a more traditional Windows-based notebook when it comes to work." No news on availability or pricing at this stage.