Asus Transformer AiO hands-on

Asus Transformer AiO hands-on
Asus isn’t afraid to experiment with different form factors, which is undeniably evident by simply looking at their existing portfolio. From convertible style tablets to bringing the smartphone and tablet form factors together, Asus has been one of the more proactive companies making strides in offering a wide array of form factors with its offerings. Case in point, their latest all-in-one monster in the Asus Transformer AiO – one part desktop, one part tablet.

Sitting snuggly in its cradle, we’d be hard pressed to think for a moment that this equipped all-in-one desktop PC also doubles as a ridiculously over-sized tablet. Sporting an 18.4-inch 1920 x 1080 LED backlit touchscreen display, some wouldn’t fathom it to be a sizable mark for an all-in-one PC, but it’s obviously massive for a tablet. Continuing to differentiate itself from the crop, it’s nice that we’re given a whole lot of versatility with this one – even more when we can switch between Windows 8 and the Android Jelly Bean experience with a quick touch of a button.

Somehow, we take fancy in knowing that we can bring along the Asus Transformer AiO on all of our travels, despite its size and weight. However, when it’s parting ways with its stationary stand, we’re only able to run Android, since it’s packing an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood. In order to run Windows 8, it needs to be attached to its base stand, which so happens to tuck away beefier hardware under the hood – like your choice of either Intel’s Core i5 or i7 processors. To tell you the truth, it’s even more impressive when we can run Android on the Asus Transformer AiO, and while it’s attached to a separate display, it can run Windows 8 too!

Needless to say, not everyone is going to be thrilled by the possibility of bringing along their desktop PC everywhere, but if you do, there’s no arguing the point that this is made for your specific taste. As it stands, the Asus Transformer AiO is available in a wide range of configuration – and it starts at $1,299.



1. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

i'm really not sure that running two OS's on the one tablet is the best idea, if you need apps in numbers you could just run bluestacks under windows (GTA III for android seems to work ok through it lol).

2. devonblue4u

Posts: 68; Member since: Apr 12, 2011

carrying amount a 20" piece of glass is kinda dumb but I am intrigued by the idea. But I bought a Lenovo Yoga 13, and you can do all the same thing (tablet style interface, extra monitor and like nlbates66 said, Bluestacks or WindowsAdroid for a Jellybean experience) plus have manageably sized keyboard protecting the glass.

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5694; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I think 15" is about the max for carrying around outside. 18.4" is ok for carry around the house, but is too big for carry outside.

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

House or office*

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1613; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

That's what I am after. I'll buy one when they would reduce the size of this device. Great job Asus :)

4. straywish

Posts: 13; Member since: Dec 03, 2012

Shinking it will make the wow factor be vanished

5. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Asus always bring surprise now! Please do this in 10.1 inch size, then I will consider on it. :)

7. fsahin

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

ASUS is best producer of Android tablets; smooth run, responsive and well finishing quality.

9. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

and misc issues they will just remove from the features list instead of fixing it. As an ex-owner of transformer prime with gps/wifi issues, i will not buy another asus product until they treat their customers right

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I love it! But 18.4 inch?? I hope my hands are big enough to use it!

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