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Last Updated: April 17th, 2013

Hey, you got your Jellybean in my Windows 8! No, you got your Windows 8 in my Jellybean! The ASUS Transformer AiO probably isn't as tasty as Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, but it will have a slimming effect... On your wallet. You may remember this odd tablet-meets-PC from our previous coverage. In short, it's an 18.4" Android tablet that also plugs into a base unit running Windows 8. The screen can be toggled between the Android and Windows 8 modes when docked, and it includes SplashTop Remote Desktop for connecting to the base unit while roaming freely. Anyway, the flood gates are open and you can have one of your very own, provided you don't mind spending about $1,299.

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Product Specs:

  • Windows 8 Base
    • Windows 8 64-bit OS
    • 3.1 GHz Intel Core i5 Processor (3rd generation)
    • nVidia GeForce 730M 2 GB
    • 8 GB RAM
    • 1 TB Hard Drive 7200RPM
    • DVD Drive
    • 4 USB 3.0 ports
    • HDMI out
    • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android Tablet / Screen
    • Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1
    • 18.4" IPS Display at 1920 x 1080 (120 ppi)
    • nVidia Tegra-3
    • 2 GB RAM
    • 16 GB Flash storage
    • 1 MP front-side camera (1280 x 720)
    • MicroSD card slot
    • 7600 mAh battery (estimated ~5 hours)
    • Includes SplashTop Remote Desktop
    • Weight: 5.28 lbs

Most retailers are selling the tablet-desktop hybrid for $1,299, but it can be found slightly cheaper at Rakuten (formerly Buy.com) for $1,269. Since the AiO's shipping time on Amazon is estimated at 3-5 weeks, even die-hard fans may want to consider a different source this time around. If you are drawn to the prospect of having a super-sized Android tablet that doubles as your PC screen, check out the links below to start shopping.

Amazon & Amazon Featured Merchants

ASUS Official Retailers List

Cody Toombs
Cody is a Software Engineer and Writer with a mildly overwhelming obsession with smartphones and the mobile world. If he’s been pulled away from the computer for any length of time, you might find him talking about cocktails and movies, sometimes resulting in the consumption of both.

  • Kaero

    So... basically you're buying a windows 8 PC, except the monitor is detachable and doubles as an android tablet.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You can think of it in many ways. For example, you're buying a Linux PC with an Android tablet, but then ASUS does a bait-and-switch on you at the last moment and installs Windows 8. Those bastards!

  • Felipe Pimenta

    How big is the Tablet/Screen battery?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

      Reading comprehension is hard.

      • Rohin Galhotra

        The size of the battery isn't actually up there.

        • tylerbrainerd

          Like he said, reading comprehension is hard, for him.

        • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

          fixed

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      If my math is right, it's 38Whr, which is 38*1000/5=7600mAh (assuming it's 5 Volts).

      • ssj4Gogeta

        Where do you get that 5V figure? Most laptop batteries, AFAIK, are much higher, at 11+ volts.

        And anyway, mAh doesn't matter as it isn't a measure of energy, Whr is. You can only compare mAh directly for same-voltage batteries.

  • tylerbrainerd

    Dear manufacturers: you aren't going to sell many products that are combinations of multiple products that cost significantly more than the individual components.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001992840095 Tj Allen

      Dear Tyler,

      I don't think you realize that a touchscreen Windows 8 PC usually runs about this pricetag with similar specs without a tablet attached as the screen.

      • tylerbrainerd

        And they usually have a larger than 18" screen.

        http://www.theverge.com/2012/12/20/3787750/best-all-in-one-pc-desktop-windows-8-touchscreen

        Same price for 23", 24", 27", and several are at sub $1000 price points, with better specs and much larger screens.

        Your point is wrong.

        • Sara Frey

          In regards to the computers listed in the link you provided, I don't know whether to disagree with you on "better specs" or the price points. Here are the sub $1000 price point computers listed there:

          "Asus also offers a $999.99 configuration of the ET2300 with a dual-core 3.3GHz Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM and integrated graphics," That's an i3, not an i5, with only 6GB RAM not 8.

          "The entry-level $999 LX835-D3300 model comes with a 2.4GHz Core i3 processor, 6GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and a 1080p touchscreen display" Again, that's an i3 processor, not an i5, with only 6GB RAM instead of 8 with the same size hard drive.

          "For $999, the entry-level Envy 23 model comes with a desktop-class dual-core 3.3GHz Core i3 chip, 4GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and a DVD burner inside a 23-inch, 1080p touchscreen display" Once again we have an i3 processor instead of an i5 and only 4GB RAM this time. It has the same size hard drive and a bigger screen, but then again it's not also an android tablet.

          "The 24-inch Vizio All-in-One Touch PC (CA24T-A3) starts at just $999, but it only comes with a dual-core 2.4GHz Core i3 processor, 4GB of memory and a 500GB hard drive" This one I have personally used, and I can say that it is completely unreliable and frequently freezes. Anyway, once again, we have an i3 processor with only 4GB of RAM and a measly 500GB hard drive.

          And that's it. Those are all of the 'sub $1000' computers listed there and all of them have worse specs, not better. (So I guess your point is wrong.)

          "Our $1,299 configuration came with a desktop-class 3GHz Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, GeForce GT 630M graphics, a DVD drive, and a 1080p IPS display." Here is another Asus with about the same specs listed here and it actually has the same price point. So they are essentially giving you an android tablet with this Asus Transformer thingy for free! And yet you say that the two things separately would cost the more? Wrong again.

          All of the other computers listed in the article are more expensive and they have better specs, so you'd expect them to be.

  • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

    It's an interesting product, but this is the kind of thing I would really want to try out in person before committing to buy it.

    I gotta say. If the pixel density were bumped up to roughly Nexus 7 quality and there were a decently high precision smart stylus (like the Note 2), I wouldn't mind paying a lot more than $1300 for it. Of course, the SoC would also have to be bumped up to drive that resolution. I bet something like that would become an overnight hit with designers and advertising firms, even at pretty astronomical prices.

    • ssj4Gogeta

      I wish instead of having a separate computer inside for Android, it just dual-booted Android with Windows and ran both on the i5. Man, that would be the fastest Android tablet ever.

      Not sure how they'd handle the GT730M in that case, though. But even if they managed to just use i5's integrated GPU somehow, it's around 3x as fast as Ipad4's.

  • http://www.facebook.com/akula.abhishek Abhi Ak

    Any ways we aren't buying this

    only if someone lend me $1000 :P

  • Zaatour36

    this is AWESOME !!

  • bassman418

    120 ppi? What crap.......

    • http://codytoombs.wordpress.com/ Cody Toombs

      I had a feeling somebody would say that. It's actually really good compared to most computer monitors available in the 18"-19" range, which tend to land in the 80-100 PPI territory. On Amazon, almost anything over 1600 x 900 (99 PPI) is up at $700 or more (and that's just the monitor without anything else), so this is a pretty good deal if you don't mind that it's relatively small for a desktop monitor.

      Unlike smaller tablets, this is meant to be viewed from a few feet away, so you won't really notice that the clarity isn't as good. It really just depends on how somebody plans to use it.

  • stu

    I think its quite interesting. If you can hardwire the base to the network and then tie the tablet via wifi directly to the base without having to go through your existing network then the remote side of it could work well. Interested to see more of how the remote functions work.

  • Jimmy

    Can I repartition and install desktop GNU/Linux that's my question.

  • HotInEER

    Trying to resist the urge to buy this, but something like this has always fascinated me.

  • symbolset

    Any idea if the tablet will be available separately? Have no use for the rest of it.

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    This is definitely a good Android phone of this type. The appearance of the phone is like no other. It's thin, light and powerful indeed.

    1) 4.7 "WQVGA TFT-LCD multi-touch capacitive touch screen control

    2) dual camera support up to 8 megapixels (rear) + VGA (front) photo output and video capability

    3) supports 2 SIM 2 standby simultaneously

    4) Built-in Wi-Fi Internet access module

    5) Support GPS Navigation

    The screen is amazing. I would go so far as to say that it is almost a tablet screen quality, but it fits in my pocket! I love the "smart actions", and I can not wait to play with them more!

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  • Marc Edwards

    *android table. there, fixed that for you.

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