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Engadget reviews the Asus Transformer Book

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Engadget has posted their review of the Asus Transformer Book, which was recently revealed to be coming to the US on May 21. Can it still offer competition to the likes of the HP Split X2 and Lenovo Helix and with future Haswell on the horizon?

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Asus Transformer Book availability starts this week in Japan

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As reported in last month’s article the elusive and much desired Asus Transformer Book looks to finally be available for purchase this month and is expected to be ready for consumers eager hands in Japan starting this week with the Core i5 version launching first and the Core i7 version expected at the end of March.

For its Japanese release the hybrid PC will be known as the “TransBook”  and will start at ¥119,800 (about $1,280) for the Core i5 version expected this week, still packing the same specs as before: 13.3″ 1080p touchscreen display, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, mini HDMI, microSD slot on the tablet and 2 USB 3.0 ports, mini Display Port, full SD card slot, 500GB HDD and an Ethernet port on the battery-toting docking keyboard.

The Core i7 version is expected to cost about $350 more but will also include Microsoft Office in the price and is scheduled to hit the Japanese market at the end of March.

Update: We’ve just spotted it in-stock in Cologne, Germany at Saturn.

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First Transformer Book Unboxing, Available Next Month?

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Would you know it, after our latest look at the 9-month MIA status of the Transfomer Book Ultrabook, reader Carten Kring points out that a Transformer Book unboxing has appeared on YouTube. The video appears to be of a retail unit and was uploaded by reseller Conrad.de who lists the availability of the unit on the 18th of next month, a date which jives with our recent findings.

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