The ASUS Transformer AiO P1801, the part Windows 8 all-in-one PC, part Android tablet, first surfaced back in June last year at Computex. It was “unveiled” again at this year’s CES, with the official specs and release date finally being announced about a month back. As announced, the ASUS Transformer AiO is now available in the US and Canada from official ASUS retailers.
On the Android tablet side of things, we’re looking at an 18.4-inch 10-point multi-touch capacitive display with 1920×1080 resolution, a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage expandable via microSD, 1MP front camera, 7,600 mAh battery, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board. If you’re looking forward to carry this tablet around, keep in mind that it weighs around 2.2 kgs (~5 lbs) so it’ll be quite heavy. Not that the 18.4-inch display makes it ultra-portable anyway, but it’s still useful for lounging on the couch.
Docking the tablet into the PC station changes it to a Windows 8 machine featuring an Intel Core i5-3350P processor, 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB HDD, and a GeForce GT 730M GPU. The PC station also features a SuperMulti DVD Drive, as well as a host of ports and connectivity options including USB 3.0, HDMI, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and an SD card reader. Of course, you can switch to Android while it’s docked as well.
If you’re wondering how such a large tablet would look and feel, check out our first-look and hands-on video of the device from Computex 2012 –
The ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 is now available from official ASUS retailers such as Amazon, NextEgg, Fry’s, and more for $1,299, so about the same price as the Chromebook Pixel. You can find the full list of retailers here.
What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the ASUS Transformer AiO? How useful do you think it will be as a portable Android tablet? Let us know in the comments section below.