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06-04-12, 03:10 PM
Asusā??s line of Transformer (http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/01/hands-on-with-asuss-successor-the-the-transformer-prime-tablets-padfone/) devices has shown the world what Android can do in a PC that doubles as a touchscreen tablet. But for those who want a full PC operating system in their laptop/tablet hybrids, Asus is now showing off a forthcoming line of Windows 8 Transformers with Intelā??s Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors, NVIDIA graphics, 4GB of RAM, SSD storage, and a detachable touchscreen.

Announced today at Computex in Taiwan, the Asus Transformer Book will come in 11.6, 13, and 14-inch screens with a resolution of 1920x1080, and a range of Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors, according to ExtremeTech (http://www.extremetech.com/computing/130364-the-answer-to-all-our-windows-8-dreams-the-ivy-bridge-asus-transformer-book). Asus showed off some prototype hardware, Engadget notes (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/asus-transformer-book/), but details such as the exact NVIDIA graphics card to be used, as well as pricing and availability, are yet to be revealed.

The release preview of Windows 8 was unveiled by Microsoft last week (http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/05/windows-8-release-preview-is-here-a-day-early/), with a final version expected around October. Besides Asus, Acer (http://www.slashgear.com/acer-computex-2012-windows-8-device-round-up-04231776/), andĀ*Toshiba (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-31/acer-toshiba-to-take-on-ipads-with-windows-8-tablets.html) are unveiling Windows 8 tablets this week.

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