I’ve never ever owned a laptop that wasn’t a pure laptop, and so I’m so excited to see that Asus is planning to come out with ASUS Transformer Book V (pronouncing as five). This ASUS laptop comes with a smartphone. This is the coolest thing I have ever seen for a laptop. Luckily, the smartphone doesn’t look too bad on the back of the tablet too. Oh yeah, I think the whole laptop monitor is a tablet, and the keyboard is a keyboard with storage capability. Nonetheless, when everything combines together, the whole package is a laptop. The smartphone runs Android, and yet the tablet runs Windows 8.1. ASUS somehow got an app on Windows 8.1 to behave as if it’s Android app, allowing the users to be able to interact with the Android smartphone through the tablet whenever the smartphone is dock into the tablet’s back.
The question is, will ASUS be able to sustain the support for the essential software of a smartphone and the tablet – that meant to work together – altogether as these devices get older. Obviously, operating systems for these devices are not the problems since these devices can totally be updated to newer Windows and Android versions. Usually, I hate to see as time progresses, older devices become non-functional, because the developers are moving on to better and bigger things. Perhaps, I just overthink thing. Anyhow, check out how cool the ASUS Transformer Book V will be when it officially comes out for the market in the video right after the break. Enjoy!!!
Afterthought: Perhaps, this is a modular behavior kind of thing, and so theoretically ASUS might be able to release newer tablets and newer smartphones that can combine together as a laptop. This will make the original transformer laptop package up-to-date in term of hardware. Hopefully though, software will also be able to update themselves for the original transformer laptop package. Anyhow, this is wishful thinking on my part, because I have no idea how this sort of modular laptop ecosystem would behave. I just hope that users who are buying into this modular laptop thinking will not be left out to dry when their devices get older. I don’t like the idea of buying newer hardware all the time, because that will be too expensive. Furthermore, the idea of getting newer hardware all the time is bad for the environment as more electronic wastes get dump into the environment as the older hardware get abandoned. Come to think of it all, it’s an oxymoron for thinking on saving environment when there is a modular hardware ecosystem, right? This sort of hardware ecosystem might encourage users to buy newer hardware and abandon the older ones. After all it’s modular!