The Asus Transformer AiO (all-in-one) looks like an 18.4-inch touchscreen Windows 8 computer, but it’s got some tricks up its sleeve.
What makes this special though is that you can pull off the entire screen, which is then a standalone 18.4-inch Android tablet. The tablet only holds the hardware needed to run Android, making it as portable as something that has an 18.4-inch screen can be, but the trick here is that while in tablet mode it maintains a remote desktop connection to its Windows 8 dock, meaning that you still get the Windows 8 functionality on it as long as you’re on the same local network as the dock.
No word on how long the battery in an 18.4-inch tablet would last (you could conceivably cram a big one in there, though). No word on pricing or availability, either. This seems like more of a proof-of-concept prototype right now, but our own Harry McCracken might soon see his long-time dream of a huge honkin’ tablet realized.
- Asus Transformer AiO dual-boots Windows 8 and Android 4.0 (hands-on video) [The Verge]
- ASUS Transformer AiO official: all-in-one PC dual-boots Android and Windows 8 [Engadget]
- ASUS Transformer AiO hands-on [SlashGear]