Asus Transformer AiO detailed

asus-transformer-aioIn the 2nd quarter 2013, we are going to see Asus Transformer AiO, a hybrid between desktop PC and tablet. The tablet will dual boot between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The screen is a massive 18.4-inch. The price ? US$1299.

The Transformer AiO (all-in-one) is very true to its name, as like the Autobots, it has two completely different configurations. In desktop mode, you’re looking at a Windows 8 machine running on a Core i3 / i5 / i7, with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GT730M GPU, between 4 and 8GB of RAM, and up to a 2TB SATA HDD. It also has a DVD-RW optical drive (can you believe it?), a card reader, a bunch of ports and even a TV Tuner should you want one. Being a Windows 8 rig, it’s not surprising that the 18.4-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 IPS display has ten-point multitouch, but it gets even more interesting when you free that screen from its desktop restraints.

Popping it from the dock means you’re now looking at a monster tablet with its own internal specs: a quad-core Tegra 3, 2 gigs of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. If you’re in the mood to continue peering at Redmond’s squares, it’ll work as a remote terminal for the “PC Station.” But, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, you can switch the slate to Android mode and knock around in 4.1 Jelly Bean. The Transformer AiO (P1801) is expected to be available in North America early second quarter at $1,299 for the basic model, which doesn’t sound all that extortionate given the versatility of the desktop-come-tablet.

Source: Engadget

You might also want to take a look at the official Asus Transformer AiO webpage for more details.