ASUS Transformer AIO 18.4 inch Windows 8 PC transforms into 18.4 inch Android 4.0 tablet

ASUS Transformer AIO 18.4 inch Windows 8 PC transforms into 18.4 inch Android 4.0 tablet
A day after introducing its partnership with BlueStack, which will enable users of all ASUS devices to use Android apps, the Taiwan based manufacturer has taken the wraps off of the ASUS Transformer AIO (All-In-One) at Computex 2012 in Taipei. Talk about transforming! This device goes from living as an 18.4 inch Windows 8 powered desktop PC with a full touchscreen to becoming an 18.4 inch (!) Android 4.0 powered 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






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19 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Yes, please!

9. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Shut up and take my money!

15. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

That's HUGE!!!

2. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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: Mar 16, 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: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Well it's not a laptop, it's a desktop.

17. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 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: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 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: Sep 04, 2011

Its called the AIO for a reason, its a full size ALL IN ONE PC

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

7. darkvadervip

Posts: 366; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

Well spoken remixfa!

8. jlscott777

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

16. PhoneLuver

Posts: 481; Member since: Jul 05, 2010

I agree, 15inch could still work!

10. Harold1066

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 01, 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: Feb 25, 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: 22; Member since: Mar 31, 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: Mar 16, 2012

Okay, that's pretty sweet. Gotta admit. Concerned about battery life though.

13. CWBAlfredo

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I would be all over a 15 inch variant but I recently got a 15 in laptop.

19. quryous

Posts: 106; Member since: Mar 07, 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!

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