The Asus Transformer AiO is a computer built into an 18 inch touchscreen tablet. The tablet features an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, a 1920 x 1080 pixel, 10-point multitouch IPS display, and Android 4.1. It has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, and WiFi.
The PC Station features an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, and an HDMI output. When the tablet is docked, you can use it as a 1080p display for running Windows 8. It has 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and a DVD burner.
The PC Station weighs about 9 pounds. If you want to run Windows 8 apps in tablet mode, you can kind of do that — the Transfomer AiO has a remote desktop solution that lets you basically login to the PC base station over a remote network so you can interact with software on the desktop PC
It should be available in North America for $1299 and up starting in the second quarter of 2013.
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