Mar 8, 2013
In my last post, we have seen how mobile device manufacturers (like Samsung) have been working in their respective innovation department to bring the best experience to their customers. In this post it seems that Asus is trying a different formula in winning the hearts of both desktop PC and tablet fans. By combining both worlds in a single device, Asus has come with a new type of device that could somehow allow you to work and play at the same time.
Dubbed as the Asus Transformer AiO (all-in-one), this new breed of hybrid device is designed to satisfy your cravings on high performance brought by a desktop PC and the mobility and entertainment enjoyed on a tablet PC. Please bear with me on the next few paragraphs because you might get confused as to what goodness this behemoth brings.
As I have said previously, the Asus Transformer AiO is a hybrid that is a Windows 8 desktop PC and at the same time an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean tablet. How? If you look at the image above, you will notice that the screen display is actually a tablet device sitting on a docking port. If the said tablet is docked, the whole unit functions as a full pledged desktop PC running Windows 8 OS. At the same time, the processor that will run is the Intel Core i5 coupled with NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics engine. Yes, you have guessed it right. Those desktop PC hardware modules are installed inside the docking port using the tablet as a huge 18.4 passive display only. Got it?
When the said tablet is removed from the docking port, the tablet can function on its own as a full pledge tablet PC running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. Yes, you’re right again. This time the NVidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core processor inside the tablet will kick in that also includes a built-in GPU. The only problem with this tablet is that it is somewhat heavy weighing in at 5.29 pounds making it not a favorite presentation tool among the ladies out there.
Having enough already? Want some more? Need to work from your tablet but preferred to be working with Windows 8 instead? Sure. You can connect your tablet device via Wi-Fi to the docking port via Remote Desktop mode giving you access straight on your tablet wherever you are at home or at the office. Or if you want to work with two devices at once, you can just plug a separate monitor screen via the HDMI output port of the docking station and let it function as a desktop PC while you play your favorite Android game on your tablet device.
This beast was reported to be available in the second quarter this year and will be priced at $1,300. What do you think of the Asus Tranformer AiO? Is it a good move by ASUS? Tell us what you think by posting your comments below.
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