Announced at Computex Taipei back in June, Asus's Transformer Book has taken a while to come to market, but the 13.3-inch version of the tablet-laptop hybrid is now available to pre-order at MacMall for $1,479.99. The premium price reflects a relatively impressive spec sheet, including a dual-core Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB of RAM, and storage comprising a 500GB hard drive and a 128GB SSD.
In a situation reminiscent of the company's Taichi ultrabook, It is still not clear when the Transformer Book will actually ship to US customers. German site Conrad provides an availability date of March 5th, while other retailers, including Best Buy and Kmart, list the device as "sold out." There has also been little information about its supposed 11.6-inch and 14-inch siblings, though Conrad lists a Core i5 version for €200 ($264) less than the Core i7.
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