Asus has finally released to the market their desktop/tablet hybrid device that was first unveiled over at CES 2013. The ASUS Transformer AiO (All in One) P1801 currently sells for $1,299 in the US. It can be used as a tablet, although its 18.5 inch display isn’t going to make it that much portable. It can also be used as a desktop when attached to its dock.
The P1801 runs on two operating systems which you can easily switch from with just a touch of a button. You can activate the Windows 8 when in desktop mode and Android in tablet mode or vice versa.
ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 Technical Specifications
- Operating System: Windows 8, Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Display: 18.4″(46.7cm), 16:9, Wide Screen, Full HD 1920×1080, LED-backlight, IPS, 178° wide viewing angle
- Touch Screen: Multi Touch (10 Fingers Touch)
- Processor Tablet: NVIDIA® Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU,
- Processor PC:Intel Core i7 3770 Processor,Intel Core i5 3350P Processor, Intel Core i3 3220 Processor
- Graphic: NVIDIA GeForce GT730M 2GB
- Memory Tablet: 2 GB DDR3 at 1600MHz
- Memory PC: 4 GB Up to 8 GB DDR3 at 1600MHz 2 x SO-DIMM
- Storage Tablet: 32GB eMMc Flash
- Storage PC: 1TB Up to 2TB SATA Hard Drive
- DVD Drive
- 4 USB 3.0 ports
- HDMI out
- Bluetooth 4.0
- 1 MP front-side camera (1280 x 720)
- MicroSD card slot
- 7600 mAh battery (estimated ~5 hours)
This all in one device basically uses an Android tablet as its display. While combining two different ecosystems have lots of advantages it seems that Asus hasn’t ironed out some of the problems yet. Some minor issues encountered by some users is that the tablet lags when it is out of dock. Crashes experienced in both operating systems may make the device seem unresponsive.
As far hardware specs goes this device is more than capable to handle any processor intensive task you throw at it. It’s dual nature means that it can probably replace other devices you have in your home.