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The Asus Transformer Book Trio is really five things in one (pictures)

Running both Android and Windows 8, the Asus Transformer Book Trio can be a tablet, a laptop, and even a desktop. CNET shows you how it's more than meets the eye.

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With its keyboard attached, the Transformer Book Trio looks like a regular laptop. In this mode it can run either Windows 8 or Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
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In tablet mode, however, it runs only Android.
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The Trio's black square keys, touch pad, and silver finish will remind you of a MacBook.
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After you detach the tablet, though, you'll know that you're using a unique device.
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The keyboard dock measures 13.4mm thick and weighs 1kg, whereas the tablet is 9.7mm thick and weighs 700g. Overall, that's a hefty package.
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Here you can see the ports for attaching the tablet to the keyboard.
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On one side of the tablet you'll find speakers and a headset jack.
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And on one side of the keyboard are HDMI and USB ports. There's also the port for connecting a monitor, which turns the Trio into a desktop machine.
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You get a second USB port on the other side.
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The Trio has a smooth, brushed-metal finish.
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On the bottom of the keyboard dock are cooling vents.

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