Asus Transformer Book: A full powered Windows 8 tablet

Asus has revealed the Asus Transformer Book, a new Ultrabook laptop that also becomes a tablet at Computex in Taipei on Monday.

The new range of devices works in a similar way to the company's Transformer range, allowing you to get the best of both worlds. However it will be considerably more powerful running Windows 8 rather than the Asus Tablet 600 that has to settle for Windows 8 RT.

The new laptop-tablet hybrid comes with third-generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processors and NVIDIA discrete graphics, along with 4GB DDR3 dual channel RAM, USB 3.0, SSD and HDD high-capacity storage options.

On the screen side of things the Transformer Book comes with Full HD IPS displays with multi-touch capabilities and is available in 11.6-inch, 13-inch or 14-inch sizes, making it a rather big tablet.

The new models will also come with dual cameras – a HD front-facing camera and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera.

No word on pricing or availability yet, although we suspect it will be in October to coincide with the launch of Microsoft's new operating system Windows 8

Asus Tablet 600, Tablet 810, and Transformer Book pictures and hands-on