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Computex 2012: ASUS Transformer AiO first look and hands-on

This tablet sports a massive 18.4″ screen.
June 9, 2012
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All week, Android Authority was live on-the-ground at Computex 2012 in Taipei, represented by our own editor-in-chief, Darcy LaCouvee. He’s got hands-on time with some amazing devices!

Last week, when ASUS teased the “next transformations” that would be showcased at Computex 2012, very few people expected what was finally revealed by ASUS, the Transformer AiO. The dual OS device featuring Android 4.0 and Windows 8 works as an all-in-one PC as well a tablet. Very impressively, it allows a simple transition between the two – switching between OSs is as simple pushing a button.

Here’s a video of Darcy’s hands-on with the ASUS Transformer AiO:

As you can see, the HUGE tablet featuring a massive 18.4″ display feels very heavy, even though we were informed that the device weighs only 2.2 kgs. We have no information on the specifications of the device apart from the screen size, and the fact that the processor is based on ARM architecture.

I’ll be honest, as a technology enthusiast and professional tech blogger, there is very little that can surprise me. I try to keep up with the latest trends, and I am definitely up to speed with the world of Android. In some cases, the rumor mill and the occasional leak can paint quite an accurate picture of what’s to come. But, without doubt, the Transformer AiO is, at least for me, completely out of the blue.

What are your thoughts? What do you think about using an 18.4″ tablet? Are we heading towards the decline of the PC? Let us know in the comments section below.