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Asus Transformer Book Trio
Leave it to Asus to do things really differently with the Transformer Book Trio, which takes the original Transformer Book and adds a third form factor. The Transformer Book combined a laptop with a detachable tablet, but now the Trio not only offers those two modes, but also allows you to connect it to an external monitor station to use as an all-in-one PC. You can even toggle between Android and Windows 8 when you're using the Trio on the go. While the notebook/tablet runs using an Intel Atom chip and offers up to 64GB of flash-memory storage, the PC station packs a Haswell processor and up to a 1TB hard drive. More on the Trio, which does not yet have a release date or any official pricing yet, from ZDNet's James Kendrick.
Asus Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook
If you think the Sony Vaio Pro laptops are thin, the forthcoming Zenbook Infinity has them beat by a few millimeters. The new Ultrabook will be just 0.61 inches in thickness. While Asus had the notebook on display at Computex, precious little else is known about it, though it is built with the third (and latest) version of Corning's Gorilla Glass. Despite its beautiful exterior and new Haswell-based interior, the Zenbook Infinity might face difficulties related to Microsoft Windows 8 and the overall PC landscape, according to ZDNet's Larry Dignan.
Dell XPS 11
The XPS 11 is similar to the XPS 12 in its ability to switch between laptop and tablet modes. But while the XPS 12 uses a unique swiveling screen to switch modes, the XPS 11 relies on a conventional hinge (like the Lenovo Yoga uses) that automatically shuts off the physical keyboard when the display is laid flat for tablet use. The carbon fiber convertible notebook features a sweet 2,560x1,440 11.6-inch IPS touchscreen, includes a pen digitizer for input, and will run Windows 8.1. No word on which processor it will use or the pricing, though the XPS 11 is expected this fall. Our sister site CNET has a hands-on with the XPS 11.