ASUS Transformer AIO 18.4 inch Windows 8 PC transforms into 18.4 inch Android 4.0 tablet
Obviously a tablet with an 18.4 inch screen isn't exactly petite, but there is no denying the possibilities here. ASUS hasn't released the goodies that you would want to hear about like specs, pricing and availability. What we do have, thanks to the guys at The Verge, is a video that you can watch while your mind drifts ahead to the time that the ASUS AIO Transformer is in your hands.
source: TheVerge via AndroidCentral
Images of the ASUS AIO Transformer
2. tigermcm (Posts: 742; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
this looks nice, I don't care for android though sooo tablet mode wouldn't be my cup of tea for this one. I am disappointed that Asus is on a roll revealing win8 tabs but um where is everyone else????
3. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Oh my God. I don't want something this big, I want a touchscreen tablet/ultrabook. This is way too big for a laptop, it would end up being my desktop.
I was REALLY hoping for a dual-boot 10-13 (max being 15) tablet with a keyboard dock with Android and Windows functions. I5 Ivy Bridge and 4 GB of RAM.
Then again, I haven't tried it yet. Might be pretty good.
5. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
Well it's not a laptop, it's a desktop.
17. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Exactly. I was disappointed because this was what they decided to put the dual-boot in.
I'm kinda happy though, because I want Google to make Android their own Linux distro for computers and laptops (along with mobile) and I guess that this is the first step!
4. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 1008; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
WHAT THE HELL! A tablet that big isnt called a tablet anymore...........its like the HP touchpad!! I wouldnt want that either because you cant just put it in a bag and go lol
i dont think thatd be a good sell in the US
14. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)
Its called the AIO for a reason, its a full size ALL IN ONE PC
6. remixfa (Posts: 14027; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
all you guys commenting on its portability. Did ya notice how it said it was an "all in one PC", not a laptop? lol. its a desktop first, that can easily be taken with you.
8. jlscott777 (Posts: 45; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
This is the where Windows 8 tablets will get their market share, the tablet/ultrabook/all in one desktop concept which Microsoft patented not too long ago will be a hit with a lot of people, although I think a 15 screen inch would be a better fit. The 10 inch and smaller market is not where Windows 8 should focus, leave that for IOS and Android to battle it out.
10. Harold1066 (Posts: 17; Member since: 01 Jun 2012)
I would buy two of these as long as the price is reasonable, which I think is fairly plausible since it's ASUS.
11. Chronos (Posts: 258; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
And this is a prime example of why ASUS is such an amazing manufacturer. A 15-inch laptop would have been better than an all-in-one 18-inch PC though, IMO.
12. phonepro (Posts: 19; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
PHONEARENA!!! you forgot about the asus taichi. I think this is the best out of all 3 tablets asus announced today. It is absolutely brilliant. google it guys if you guys are interested
18. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)
Okay, that's pretty sweet. Gotta admit. Concerned about battery life though.
13. CWBAlfredo (Posts: 28; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I would be all over a 15 inch variant but I recently got a 15 in laptop.
19. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Yes, I could really go for this, if the price is realistic. However, I really would like (yes, really) a larger screen, something at least 23", even 27".
I spend a good bit of time working on a computer while the kids watch tv, and this would make a wonderful implement for putting on my lap and browsing while we watch tv. I imagine it having an available wall dock, too, for the kitchen, bath, bedroom, etc.
I suggest that they make the top edge of the screen thicker so that it has a natural tilt (slant) while on a table or lap.
Really the beginning of something big (pun intended). Bring it on, please!