ASUS Launches All-in-One PC with Detachable Tablet
M.M.Khanna, INVC, Chandigarh The world’s first all-in-one that’s both a powerful desktop PC with Windows 8 and a standalone 18.4-inch tablet with Android 4.1 - ASUS has today announced the launch of ASUS Transformer AiO, the world’s first dual OS (Windows 8 and Android 4.1) All-in-One PC with a detachable display that can also be used as a standalone tablet around the home with a starting price of Rs. 86999/-. ASUS Transformer AiO consists of a desktop PC Station with a 3rd generation Intel® Core™ desktop processor for outstanding Windows 8 performance, and a detachable 18.4-inch display with its own NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor for use as a self-contained tablet with Android 4.1. ASUS Transformer AiO gives users the mobile flexibility of a tablet with the performance of a powerful desktop PC, all in one compact and stylish package most suitable for home and office. The device is specifically targeted at home lifestyle buyers, C-level executives, architects, design studios etc. When detached from the PC Station, ASUS Transformer AiO’s display can be used as two different types of king-size tablet. First, wireless Remote Desktop technology with dual-band Wi-Fi provides complete multi-touch control over Windows 8 on the PC Station for easy access to popular productivity and entertainment software around the home. Alternatively, the 18.4-inch display can also be used as a standalone tablet with Android 4.1, thanks to its built-in NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor. ASUS Transformer AiO switches seamlessly between operating systems at the press of a button and has up to five hours’ battery life. The display also features a convenient carrying handle and a folding stand for comfortable tabletop use away from the PC Station. Dual OS of Windows 8 and Android, as well as the fact that both the desktop and tablet mode can be used individually at the same time and its remote desktop mode are some of the salient features of this product. Mr. Vinay Shetty – Country Head – Component Business, ASUS (India), hails the development as a transformation for the Indian desktop and AiO segment. About the launch he said, “ASUS is one of world’s leading organizations who believe in innovation in technology and ASUS’ top priority is to bring such innovative All-in-One products for Indian consumers and we have been diligently working towards success on this front. We feel that this device is an excellent choice for lifestyle buyers and top executives looking for a unique and feature packed AiO, a desktop solution and a large tablet .We are aiming to lead the market in the niche hi-end gaming and entertainment PCs segment” added Mr. Shetty.