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Published on March 8th, 2013 | by Tawann Guice

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Asus Transformer AiO with Windows 8, The First True Sony VAIO Duo 11 Rival

Asus Transformer AiO

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!!

 

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-TAWANN


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  • RamonTrotman

    a drive that big will undoubtedly be a traditional drive, a SSD that size would be the cost of the entire laptop alone. This is a dope concept, the only question is how it feels in the hand, I hope it is not too bulky. great piece…i’ll keep an eye on this one.

    • http://lifestylesdefined.com LSD_Tawann

      @RamonTrotman
       Do understand that this is not a laptop this is an all-in-one desktop that converts into a tablet. So from an eye glance there would be no where to put a standard drive as well. I believe they will go the way of fusion drives. you know that apple shit. when the tablet portion is docked, it will utilize the standard drive. All seldom used programs will be dumped to the terabyte drive while the ssd will retain the programs that are most commonly used. This would just make more sense because you would have to be a fool to drop a standard drive into a tablet that gets jarred, dropped, and tossed! I will check up on it now though!

      • LRH

        @LSD_Tawann  @RamonTrotman
         perhaps a 32gb flash in the tablet thing and a 1TB standard hard drive in the ‘station’

        • RamonTrotman

          @LRH  @LSD_Tawann
           no way for this to work, windows current os and file system does not work like that, its far more complex than that. its a traditional laptop drive in it, I just checked. this is a nice machine indeed.

        • LRH

          @RamonTrotman  @LSD_Tawann
          i looked into it and windows 8 is on the 1 or 2TB HDD in the station and jellybean is on the tablet thing

  • viewpv

    I’m in the market for a desktop replacement. I need it to be a powerhouse so would favor the i7 version. I have 6 laptops and all of them are ASUS. I love ASUS products but as you alluded to in the article the brand recognition still isn’t there. I don’t care because I know they produce good stuff. I keep having to educate family and friends when they call about an upcoming computer purchase. They always mention HP or Dell and I have to point them to an ASUS that is cheaper and more powerful.

    • http://lifestylesdefined.com LSD_Tawann

      @viewpv
       The Asus is looking like the first of the first of the best in the All-in-one pc market. I can actually buy this and not feel bad that I just spent almost 1500 on my sony vaio duo 11. SMH LOL but dollar for dollar the  Asus is looking really good right now.

      • viewpv

        @LSD_Tawann Good stuff. Love the form factor.

  • LRH

    so this is 2 computers, right? The screen is like a tegra 3 tablet and the station thing is i5 and huge specs and dedicated graphics etc.? This is something very interesting, ill think about this! The only thing i would have prefered is if the gt730m, i5, ram etc was all packed into the tablet and the dock thing just be high quality speakers a psu and like a keyboard, but this is the closest thing to the perfect device ive seen yet

  • LRH

    Love the idea of dual-booting android and w8, something ive thought of ages ago and in glad someone has done it, this is like an ipad that detaches from an imac, and either way just the tablet is more powerful than the iPad and the desktop is more powerful than the imac, and its so cheap for what you get, this thing is amazing and will hopefully shut up apple fanboys

  • LRH

    this thing is the best thing ive seen in a while, true innovation.

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