Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest Computers

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) – As the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what’s next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.

At the big Computex electronics expo going on in Taiwan this week, Acer and Asus — the #4 and #5 computer makers — showed off new computers that either don’t run Windows at all or don’t run it exclusively.

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The Asus Transformer Book Trio is a 11.6″ Android tablet that can dock to a keyboard to complete a Windows 8 laptop or you can dock the keyboard part to any external monitor to create a Windows PC.

Switching between the operating systems — and tasks on the fly — is said to be seamless but that will be the key part of this product if its going to be…

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