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  • dbone1026 - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    I was interested ... until I saw you lose W8 when in tablet mode ... Reply
  • crispbp04 - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    Haswell based transformer book please. screw android. Reply
  • designerfx - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    wha? screw android? the idea is good, they just need to have both OS's work at any time instead of the restriction it apparently has. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    See the T300 Reply
  • nerd1 - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    It is a terribly stupid decision to only allow android for tablet mode. I'd rather get a cheap android tablet and cheap ultrabook rather than this half-baked product. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    I think the idea is that you'll almost always have the dock with you. If you don't want the dock, I suspect one of the other ASUS tablets is what you'll be after. (Posting shortly....) Reply
  • nerd1 - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    If you'd always have the dock then why bother to get a detachable hybrid? Reply
  • kuritan - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    What if they built this so that when the tablet was connected to the base, it could fold over (yoga-style) and work as a W8 tablet, only it would be thicker than the stand alone android tablet? The battery life is also pretty disappointing... actually it is VERY disappointing. :( Reply
  • Ktracho - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    It might be more interesting if it were an option (at an additional price, of course) to run Windows 8 on the tablet side as well. Reply
  • Disorganise - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    Except to do that with any sense of speed, the tablet part has to be a thick heavy plank like all the other windows tablets (relative to android).
    I'd like dual boot on the tablet too, and *maybe* RT would be the possibility. What I could live with, is a 'terminal services' type session where the base streams over Wifi to the tablet. sure I still have to bring the base to have windows, but it can stay in the bag and the tablet can run either os (sort of). If you leave the base at home, then your're android only.
    However, the big turn off is the form factor - I want 10"; anything bigger becomes unruly as a tablet in my opinion, and ruins the portability
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  • mort65 - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    It has an Atom Z2760. From my experience, running Windows 8 on it is great for the kinds of things I do on a device that doesn't have a physical mouse and keyboard. I would definitely rather have Windows 8 running on the Atom than Android especially on anything with screen larger than 5".

    I also agree that an 11.6" is awkward to use on a tablet. I even have some issues with a 10.1" screen.
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  • Disorganise - Wednesday, September 04, 2013 - link

    previous comment meant to be a reply to Ktracho - for some reason 'reply' isn't really a reply Reply
  • Dutchie1 - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    Again a NO GO, how is it possible that they can not think like a user. I would like both OS perfectly integrated using files on both OS if required. (send a photo in android via LINE or attached it in a windows document if in windows). For example, When I am in Android on my tablet and then I want to go to windows 8 looking for my keyboard to be able to switch or nothing. crazy!! Haswell, 8 gigs total, sim slot for 3G of course! ssd 258 and ssd slot. Voila. Is that so difficult? Reply
  • kuritan - Friday, September 06, 2013 - link

    Sounds great Reply
  • epobirs - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I already have Android running on my x86 laptop. It's called Blue Stacks. I mainly use it to play the addictive Simpsons Tapped Out, a parody of SimCity-type games. I haven't seen it running on something like a Surface Pro but I suspect I'd like that combination better for the price. Reply
  • kineticarl - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    I thought that the Windows OS is kept on the drive in the base station. That way, when you detach the tablet display, the base station can still be attached to an external monitor and you can keep using Windows 8. If that were the case, you'd probably have to buy an additional RT license to use the tablet in RT mode simultaneously. Also, can Windows 8 seamlessly sync with an RT tablet?

    I guess what I'm getting at is can Windows even support the functionality that everyone here seems to be asking for?
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  • imi2003 - Thursday, September 05, 2013 - link

    The dock is basically using the tablet part as a monitor, its such a waste of CPU's i suspect this will be priced the same if not higher than two separate similar spec-ed devices. Reply
  • JonsConspiracy - Thursday, September 19, 2013 - link

    A lot of hate in the comments, but as someone who once owned the Transformer Infinity, I can say that once you put the tablet in the dock, you rarely take it out. It adds so little to the weight and size, and adds so much battery life and functionality.

    I think this is a genius compromise. I would probably only ever use Windows with the dock since I would generally only use windows for Office programs. However, Android has the better touch apps that you don't need a keyboard for.

    I don't know if I'll buy this, but I'm tempted.
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