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ASUS Transformer AiO – A Windows 8 PC or a Monster Jelly Bean Tablet?

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Asus computers have a tradition of the finest quality, innovation and longevity. Asus is a leading choice for desktop PCs, because of the high satisfaction with their value, connectivity, ease of use and reliability.

Asus has launched its latest device in the Transformer line dubbed – Asus Transformer AiO P1801. As a  half desktop, a half tablet device, the Transformer AiO surely lives up to its name like the autobots in movie – Transformer. It can transform between a tablet and a desktop easily and has two separate processors. These separate processors runs on two separate operating systems, the desktop on Windows 8 and the tablet on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. An unusual combination in itself.

A blue color button along the right edge of the tablet enables the switch between the dual –operating system combination. The switch works seamlessly, hopping between Windows and Android. The docking station, ie, the desktop is powered by a 3rd gen Intel Core processor with choices of i3, i5, i7, a 4/8 GB of RAM and 1/2 TB HDD. While the tablet is a monster 18.4 inch Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet with 32GB storage space onboard. Powered by a Nvidia’s Tegra 3 processor, it has a 1080p resolution display and features multiple connection options including four 3.0 USB ports and a full size memory card slot.

This 18.4 tablet is not something you consider slipping into a handbag and lugged around. It weighs about 5.2 lbs (2.4 kgs). It uses a responsive capacitive touch screen, capable of 10-point multitouch. There is a convenient pull-out handle that make it easy to remove the tablet. Undocked the tablet has a battery life of 5 hours. The tab has its own built in stand and hence can be placed directly on a table surface for giving a presentation or watching a movie. There is a load of connectivity options such as micro SD slot, a headphone jack, Kensington lock and a mini USB port.

Windows 8 can be used on the tablet as well when it is connected wirelessly to a PC base station, but if the Wi-Fi range is exceeded, it will switch to being an Android tablet. The display is amazing and the thin wireless keyboard and mouse combo and brushed metal looks are an ASUS signature.

The Transformer AiO will launch at a base price of $1299 on the 12th April. ASUS Transformer AiO is certainly an interesting concept which combines a desktop OS and a mobile OS allowing numerous use cases for the home and office.

What do you think?

Source – ASUS

Anand SASUS Transformer AiO – A Windows 8 PC or a Monster Jelly Bean Tablet?