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.

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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