Asus Transformer Book Trio The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is more than just a sleek and stylish ultraportable laptop.Asus has launched Transformer Book Trio that can run dual operating systems – Windows 8 Pro and Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean). The classic Asus design and is built mostly from aluminium, which lends it a premium and sophisticated look. It has a 11.6-inch (1920×1080 pixels) 16:9 detachable display and lets you switch between a Windows 8 notebook, Android tablet and Windows 8 desktop PC. The brushed metal finish on the lid is pleasing to the senses and also keeps fingerprints at bay. Besides the ‘ASUS’ logo, there’s also a 5MP camera around the back for when the tablet mode is on and a microphone. The Trio packs serious sound quality far above what you would expect from a laptop. Featuring ASUS’ exclusive SonicMaster technology, the Trio delivers deeper and richer bass, a wider audio range and pristine clarity by employing larger speakers and specially designed chambers to allow sound waves to fully expand outwards making music, movies, and games sound fantastic. With separate stereo speakers in the PC Station keyboard dock and the tablet display, Transformer Book Trio is fully equipped for stunning sound quality, no matter what you're listening to. The PC Station dock is powered by a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor for seamless multi-tasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency, get more done in laptop mode with both Android 4.2 and Windows 8 when you're on the move, has a keyboard and packs 500GB hard drive. The PC Station also offers extended battery. with up to 5hrs battery life. With Android 4.2, Trio switches to an Intel Atom dual-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading technology for up to 5 hrs battery life in tablet mode and an additional 8 hrs in laptop mode. It works well as a convertible. The tablet feels stout and rigid, and there's barely any trace of give in the keyboard dock. Slot the tablet home and it wobbles a couple of millimetres back and forth, but two latches hold it securely in place. The weight is spread evenly, too, so it's possible to tilt the display all the way back without it toppling backwards. It's fantastically well built. It is the perfect device for ambition and ability. With dual operating system, you can accomplish more in your day with the intuitive flow between Android and Windows 8.
VS Microsoft Surface Pro 2 The Surface Pro 2's display may not have received an upgrade, but then it didn't need one. It's still a fine IPS panel that helps bring Windows 8.1's colorful and vibrant nature to life. The tablet itself is easier to use thanks to improved keyboard covers - even the Touch Cover 2 will prove more than adequate for most this time around.The Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is a faster, longer-battery-life version of the original model, upgraded with a current-gen Haswell processor. The keyboard cover is also improved with backlit keys, and is among the best tablet accessories ever devised.The Surface Pro 2 is a very tough product to judge, which is what makes it interesting. The good news is Microsoft has sorted out the most serious issue with the first version: the battery life. At around eight hours, the Surface Pro 2 mixes it with the Ultrabooks like the Samsung Ativ Book 9 Plus and Sony VAIO Pro 13, even if it still falls a little short of 'tablet class' battery life.
But, The Surface Pro 2 remains stubbornly thick and heavy compared with some sleeker competitors. The base 64GB version may leave you starved for storage, and the keyboard cover, practically required, should be included instead of sold separately.
The bottom line: Microsoft's subtly updated Windows 8.1 tablet feels more like Surface Pro 1.5 -- improved battery life and better accessories make it a worthwhile (albeit pricey) laptop replacement, but it's still not an iPad-level category killer. Specifications
Display type10.6 nm
ProcessorIntel 4th Gen Core i5
Dimensions (WxDxH)10.8 in x 0.53 in x 6.8 in
Weight2 lbs Price $899 VS Dell XPS 11 The XPS 11, a “2-in-1″ convertible Ultrabook that turns into a tablet. You don’t get to tablet mode by separating the display and keyboard bits, you do it by turning the screen around 360 degrees.With the Dell XPS 11 2-in-1 you’ll be working with an 11.6-inch display with, again, Gorilla Glass to protect your innards. This display works with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and works on a hinge that allows you to fold it back 360-degrees. As you can imagine, this display is also touch-enabled and works as both a notebook and a tablet - when you fold it back, that is.The Dell XPS 11 is a slim, light hybrid that looks and feels great, and offers decent performance and battery life.
But, The touch-style keyboard, lacking actual keys, is an experiment that just doesn't pan out.
The bottom line: Attempting to out-Yoga the Yoga, Dell's flip-screen XPS 11 has a great design, but isn't as practical as other hybrids for actually getting work done thanks to a frustrating keyboard. Specifications
ProcessorIntel Core i5
RAM installed size4 GB
Hard Drive80 GB
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 8
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 4200 Price:$999.99