Asus has announced the forthcoming launch of its first all-in-one Transformer series hybrid which combines Windows 8 and Android Jelly Bean support via a novel dock/base station and tablet hybrid.
The Transformer AiO consists of two major pieces: a basestation featuring conventional PC internals such as support for Intel Core processors up to Core i7, support for up to 8GB of RAM, DVD burner, up to 2TB of hard drive space, and support for an optional TV tuner all tied into Windows 8.
The second piece is a fully self-contained Android Jelly Bean powered tablet at 18.4 inches with 10 touch points, 32GB of internal memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and 2GB of RAM all tied into a quad-core Tegra 3 processor. Below the complete specifications for the Windows-powered base station and the tablet/display.
PC Station: 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3350P
Tablet: NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core
PC Station: Windows 8 (64-bit)
Tablet: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
18.4-inch (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit with IPS technology
10-point capacitive multi-touch
PC Station: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730M (2GB)
PC Station: 8GB DDR3 (1600Mhz) RAM
1TB SATA hard drive
SuperMulti DVD Drive
Tablet: 2GB DDR3 RAM with 32GB onboard storage
PC Station: 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet
4x USB 3.0 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
3.5mm headphone & 3.5mm mic sockets
3-in-1 memory card slot
Tablet: 802.11a/b/g/n dual-band Wi-Fi
1x Mini-USB 2.0 port
3.5mm headphone / mic socket
microSD card slot
Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR
Tablet: 38Whr Li-ion for up to 5 hours use*
Tablet: 11.57 x 18.34 x 0.70′
PC Station: 10.51 x 18.34 x 6.37″
Combined: 14.8 x 18.34 x 6.37″
PC Station: 9.03lbs
The hybrid is expected to be released in the second quarter of the year and pricing is set at $1299 for the entry-level model, with multiple configurations to be confirmed.