ASUS Transformer AiO – Desktop & Tablet

ASUS Transformer AiO – Desktop & Tablet

         Desktops, laptops, mobile, tablet are used for everyday computing. It is a part of daily life. We even own desktop, tablet and laptop which we use for browsing, playing, social networking, watching movies and the list goes on. But we wont be able to use all the three since any one of the devices serve most of the general  purpose computing. If we want to buy a computer, laptop or a tablet, there are a lot choice available with different configurations based on processor, motherboard, RAM, GPU, hard disk etc. Each and every configuration has its own computing power. But anyway a desktop is a desktop, laptop is a laptop and tablet is a tablet. These devices cannot serve the purpose of the other, say a tablet has less processing power compared to desktop and laptop. Similarly a laptop has less processing power compared to the desktop for the same price. The experience will be different in different platform. But here we have we have a product which can be used as a tablet and a desktop. It is ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 which can be used as s desktop PC or a tablet. This is the reason why the model is named “Transformer”.

           ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 is a all in one PC which can be used either as a desktop PC or a tablet. The device is built with 18.4 inch Full HD display . The speciality is that the display alone can be detached from the main desktop station so that the display component alone can be used as a tablet which has its own mobile processor  RAM, storage etc. The tablet runs Windows OS when the tablet(display component) is connected to the desktop station while the same display component runs Android OS when it is detached from the desktop station. Note that the device as a whole has got two separate  processor, one for the tablet and and one for the device to run as desktop.  Similarly the RAM, storage and other components are also two in counts. 

Tablet

          The display component when detached from the main desktop station forms the tablet which has 10 point multi-touch capability.  The 18.4 inch tablet runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad-core processor and 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It also included 32GB flash storage, 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 EDR, 1 Megapixel camera,  memory card slot with build in speaker and mic. The tablet also includes a 2-in-1 audio jack for headphone / mic-in, a  Docking port (charging + PC for data sync) and mini USB 2.0 port. The tablet is powered by 38 W battery.

Desktop Mode         The tablet when plugged to the main desktop station runs Windows 8 OS powered by Intel® Core i7 processor and 4 GB(upto 8GB) DDR3 RAM . The desktop PC station includes 1TB hard drive (upto 2TB support), DVD-RW optical drive,  802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v4.0. It also includes four USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, 3 -in-1 Card Reader, a Headphone jack, a Microphone jack, HDMI port and a RJ45(Ethernet) port.

The pricing for the device is not yet announced.

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