Published on March 8th, 2013 | by Tawann Guice2
Asus Transformer AiO with Windows 8, The First True Sony VAIO Duo 11 Rival
The Irony behind this post, is I just so happen to be typing it up while on my Sony VAIO Duo 11. (SVD11 for short) Wowed and just about awed at what has flashed across my 11.7 inch screen would be the new Asus Transformer AiO. A thing of beauty would simply be an understatement at best. This thing at first glance would remind you or a scaled down HP Touch smart with a removable screen and a much better customer service support. One would think that a PC this elaborate would have a much more familiar name. Yea you can say that I am fueling the idea of being a “Name Brand whore” but come on, if this was an HP, Toshiba, or even perhaps the mighty return of the Gateway (Yea right) people would possibly give this a closer look??
The more juicier of info to come out of the Asus department would be them creating not just a Windows 8 version but this PC will dual boot Android as well. We All know Android has not failed at impressing with their iOS stomping Jellybean operating system. The Android function of this PC will come powered with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics chip and 2 GB of RAM.
On to the Ferrari like variant of the two in which Windows 8 Pro has found a home. This bad boy will come lo end spec’d with an i5 processor, and with your choice of 4 or 6 gigs of ram. While the power house version will come equipped with an i7 processor and 8 gigs of ram and a whopping 1 terabyte of storage space. No word on whether the hard drive will be a solid state or not, but most devices have been coming with SSD so I would see no reason for Asus to do otherwise. Starting price for the Transformer AiO will be at $1299, and is scheduled to be released in the second quarter.
So if Dual booting Windows and Android on one computer was not good enough for you, how about this all be done on a detachable 18.4 inch display. I think I need this in my life…that is all!!