Intel’s 3-in-1 Concept Seems Weirdhttp://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/04/intels-3-in-1-concept-is-unlikely-to-gain-traction.aspx Ashraf Eassa
February 4, 2014
ASUS, one of Intel's (NASDAQ: INTC) best partners in the PC space, recently launched what it calls a "3-in-1" product under the brand Transformer Book Trio. The concept here is that with one device you get the following goodies:
At first glance, this seems like a pretty compelling package. Who doesn't want just one device to rule them all? Well, the problem here is that these devices are always likely to be pretty significant compromises -- jack of all trades, master of none.
The Android part isn't great
On top of the obvious hardware fail, Intel and ASUS are including only Android version 4.2, which is a far cry from the latest and greatest Android 4.4, known as KitKat -- Google did quite a lot to improve performance/smoothness in this latest release. KitKat offers some pretty compelling performance and user-experience enhancements that would probably go a long way on the antiquated Clover Trail+ hardware. All in all, the Android portion of this device is just not all that compelling.
The Windows part is OK