Asus’s exciting dual-booting Transformer AiO P1801 touchscreen all-in-one (AIO) has been officially launched in India. The PC-tablet combo will start shipping for Rs 86,999 for the model with the Core i3 processor, while the Core i5 processor-toting model will set you back by Rs 92,999. Despite it being a tablet-PC combo, the P1801 is meant to be used as a home device and is certainly not as portable as other slates.
The first Transformer system of its kind, it's an 18.4-inch full HD 1920 x 1080-pixel multi-touch display docked onto a stand. When docked, the AiO is a Windows 8 PC, complete with dual-core (or quad-core) Intel Ivy Bridge CPUs. But remove it from the dock and it turns into an Android tablet!
Asus Transformer AiO running Android
The stand, which Asus calls PC Station, and the touchscreen both have different processors. You can expand the bundled 4GB of RAM to 8GB. There’s also a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 730M GPU with 2GB of graphics RAM. Users can have up to 2TB of hard drive space. When undocked, the Transformer turns into what is perhaps the largest Android tablet we have seen. It runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Powering the tablet part of the device is an Nvidia Tegra 3 SoC and 2GB of RAM. The tablet has 32GB of internal storage.
When docked into the PC Station, the tablet becomes a Windows 8 PC
There’s a healthy selection of ports on the AiO with four USB 3.0 ports and a singular USB 2.0 port. In addition, the tablet has a microUSB port. Both components will benefit from Bluetooth 4.0 and the HDMI out port.
The tablet can operate independently of the desktop, but there’s an easily accessible remote desktop application that allows for untethered access to all the Windows 8 files and apps. This sounds like a very neat idea for times when all the Windows productivity power is needed. At the same time, you can also run Android apps, so you don’t have to stay frustrated with the lack of apps on the Windows Store. The tablet also features a convenient carrying handle and a folding stand for comfortable tabletop use.
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