BY | March 8, 2013

This machine is going to amaze many tech lovers. Asus Transformer AIO is Android tablet and Windows 8 hybrid. Here we take a look at its specs, features and price details

Asus is a great innovator of products. It always creates various low price gadgets that include tablets, phones, PCs, laptops and netbooks. Here is an amazing All-In-One PC from the Taiwanese tech maker. It is called the Transformer AIO P1801. At its heart, the machine is a hybrid of Windows 8 desktop PC and Android tablet, though it comes with a massive 18-inch display. Here we take a look at its specs and features.

Asus Transformer AIO as a Desktop PC
The device acts as a full-fledged Windows 8 PC when it is docked on its PC station. It brings a massive 18-inch computer in front of you with the full version Windows 8, the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system. Here let us check components of the machine as a desktop. Yes, as a PC, the device mounts a highly powerful Intel Core i5-3350P processor, 8GB of RAM and 1TB HDD. It also uses an Nvidia GeForce GT 730M GPU.

Transformer AIO mounts a DVD burner and a set of USB ports that reside in the docking base, which houses the “tablet” part of the device to turn out as a desktop PC. The base is just a frame with strong stand and panel for the device to rest comfortably. Indeed, you can connect keyboard and mouse with the system through USB ports and other options. The Asus Transformer AIO thus becomes a complete desktop PC.

Asus Transformer AIO as a Tablet
For sure, once detached from its docking base, the device is a tablet, but with a huge display. You can easily switch to Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in a matter of time. So you will get a huge tablet PC with Android. What the Transformer AIO packs inside are an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of SSD storage for its function as a tablet PC.

“With the press of a button, you can switch instantly to Android 4.1. In-home portability is achievable by undocking the tablet display, which seamlessly taps into Splashtop to stay connected to your Windows session (within your wireless network),” says Forbes. At the end, we get both a tablet and desktop PC with the Asus Transformer AIO.

Asus Transformer AIO Pros
The key advantage of the Transformer AIO is its hybrid nature. Purchasing a single device, you get two products; a tablet and PC under different platforms. Both Android and Windows 8 have great significance in the computer space today. It is the best time to buy the Asus machine, because you will no longer need to purchase an extra tablet for Android experience and PC for Windows 8 experience.

You can use all Android apps on a large screen. It has a great processing speed and a discrete graphics card as well. You get four USB 3.0 ports and so that it is easy to connect the device with keyboard, mouse, flash drive and more. It is also amazing that you can quickly switch between different platforms; Android and Windows at a press of button.

Asus Transformer AIO Cons
The Asus gadget has some cons as well. Some people, who have laid hands over the machine, say that some lags are there on tablet when it is out of dock. Moreover, its Webcam is not accessible to Windows when away from the docking base. As critical is that mouse and keyboard have a limited range. The Transformer AIO also lacks HDMI-in port.

Asus Transformer AIO Price, Availability
It is available for purchase at $1299. Asus has been selling the device for a while now. The price is indeed reasonable, because it merges both a tablet and full version Windows 8 PC. It might be a cool solution for many enterprise users.


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