In a spate of announcements today, ASUS have shown us their latest innovations, including the new ASUS Transformer Book.  In almost every way, this looks like a normal ultrabook.  The difference however, is that it transforms into a tablet:

Specifications of the device include an Ivy Bridge i7 processor with 4GB DDR3, and in notebook mode, the power of discrete graphics.  ASUS claim this will be the thinnest Ivy Bridge i7 device available.

The Transformer Book should come in 11.6, 13 and 14 inch models using an FHD IPS display.

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  • SignalPST - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    Full HD ... yummy!
  • ImSpartacus - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    Dat screen!
  • Junereth - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    am i reading that correctly?
  • sjael - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    I can't be the only one who's been praying for a bigger Transformer Prime - It *would* have been perfect with a couple more inches for a good-sized keyboard. After all, all I really *needed* was light weight and comfortable typing.

    Then they go and announce this, a 14" 1080p version, that's also running x86 *and* discrete graphics? This thing checks off almost all my wants too (and some I didn't know I had until now.) Bring in a Wacom digitizer and I would kill a man in exchange for one.

    Come to think about it, I probably will have to to afford one of these anyway..

    One thing that's unclear though; they say 'Ultra bright IPS.' Since they didn't mention Super IPS+ (like on the Taichi) I would presume it isn't. But they do say ultra bright. Which Super IPS+ certainly is...
  • Filiprino - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    This is awesome.
  • r3loaded - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    1080p IPS screen, Core i7, discrete graphics, transforms into a tablet - damn, Johnny Shih and friends really have outdone themselves this time!
  • new-paradigm - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    Just add Wacom support and this would be my perfect portable computing solution.
  • Filiprino - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    Wacom... yeah. It has very good support under GNU/Linux.
  • claysm - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    ASUS has really been on the ball lately. Good stuff.
  • quillaja - Monday, June 4, 2012 - link

    I think I might have to buy this. The only thing that would make this cooler is if it dual booted into Android as well, like their all-in-one gigantic tablet.

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