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ASUS announces the Tranformer AiO, PC and tablet runs Windows 8 and Android

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Mar 2013, 02:33

ASUS makes a splash with a neat all-in-one that is more than the sum of its parts, running Windows and Android...

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posted on 07 Mar 2013, 02:35 12

1. emadshiny (Posts: 1144; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)

ASUS is growing.
very happy.

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 10:10

16. samsunggalaxylover (Posts: 37; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)

why didn't they include a tegra 4 instead of tegra 3???????

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 02:38

2. nikenturd (unregistered)

Overpriced as usual.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 02:57 9

5. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

You have to realize these are actually two computers, a tablet and a PC which link together, both of which have pretty good specs.
Plus an 18.4" FullHD touch display.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 03:04 2

7. nikenturd (unregistered)

Tegra 3 doesnt sound good to my ears....heck it was never THAT good .... And on the PC side...ugh....where is the dedicated graphics card? $1200 seems a lot for what this thing offers.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 05:37 3

11. JonBjSig (Posts: 176; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Tegra 3 is ok, 2GB of RAM is the most you'll find on tablets today and 32GB of storage is decent.
Then the PC side, an i5, 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage, I can't find exactly what GPU they're using but I have found that it is a discrete graphics processor and it has 1GB of VRAM.
And good displays are expensive.
When you consider those specs with a fair profit margin it doesn't seem all that overpriced, not to me at least.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 08:46

13. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Not quite. For the same money you could get a desktop PC with a a small touch-enabled monitor, or a decent AIO, or a number of Ultrabook convertibles (my preference would be the Asus Tai Chi), or a combination of desktop, tablet, and laptop, but then you're using multiple devices instead of one. It is about $100-300 more than I would want to pay for the same setup, but you pay for the seamless integration and elegant functionality. I personally would like the large tablet function, especially with all the folks using 7-8" tablets now.
It's vastly cheaper than an apple desktop and tablet, by at least $500, and the apple desktop wouldn't have touch.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 02:50

3. BackHandLegend (Posts: 80; Member since: 15 Dec 2012)

Any way that a dev could port windows 8 to other Android tablets? Or is it impossible?

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 08:39

12. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Not possible. You're trying to run x86/x64 on mobile hardware. Not compatible, and the components wouldn't be up to the task. Better to just get a cheaper Windows 8 tab. You can get a Remote Desktop app and run the PC from your device, but don't expect blistering speeds or being able to do any real gaming; Solitaire, sure, Crysis, no.

Ideally, if one wants the best of both worlds, get a Windows touch device, and install BlueStacks or similar on it as a JVM running the latest version of Android.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 02:51 5

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

1) When I read the title. I thought you can dual boot both OS's
2) Price tag ($1,299) is going to really be hard for people to buy. In all honesty, an extra $100 gets you a Macbook Pro
3) The size and weigh of the tablet is insane

That is all for today.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 03:23

8. nikenturd (unregistered)

Plus its not even an IPS panel, its a damn jaggy LED

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 03:04

6. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

I would have liked an i7 android tablet :(
(ignoring the architecture issues haha)

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 03:32 1

9. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Why Tegra 3? Should of waited for Tegra 4 or Snapdragon 800.
Also 18.4" is very big, 15" would be my max, but 10" is better for portability, through 13" would a very good as well.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 04:19

10. ddxmms (Posts: 170; Member since: 09 Feb 2012)

i just love ASUS.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 10:33

14. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

18.4 inch... I'm having mixed feelings about this

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 21:11

15. madpiyal (Posts: 108; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)

Awesome. this is the future of computing. with the advancement of processors and technology soon there will be 10 inch tablets with this kind of dual booting feature(or gadget). It will eradicate netbook, ultrabook and tablet all together. We all will enjoy windows for productivity and Android for content consumption. A win-win situation for consumers

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