Continuing ASUS’ need to create truly odd hybrid devices, the announcement of the Transformer Book V should be no surprise to anyone. It features a 5-inch Android smartphone that docks with a 12.5-inch convertible notebook that runs on Windows. Unlike the previous versions of the Padfone, the two devices will continue to operate even while separated.
The smartphone will run on an Intel 64-bit quad-core Atom chip and will apparently feature a 8-megapixel rear camera. Although there is little other information aside from the fact that the smartphone component is LTE capable.
If that isn’t enough, the tablet half of the Transformer Book V can be docked with a keyboard attachment to give it even more options. It won’t be storming the market, but it is an interesting concept and comforting to know that Asus has not given up on this very entertaining idea.