Asus Transformer AiO Announced at CES 2013: Hybrid PC/Tablet Runs Both Windows 8 And Android 4.1 OS

By: Gizbot Bureau

On January 9, Asus took the CES 2013 venue to announce the details regarding its soon-to-be-released Transformer All-in-One tablet. The highlighted feature of the upcoming tablet is that the device is capable of running two operating systems, Android and Windows 8.

The tablet is considerably sized with 18.4-inches 1920x1080 IPS screen. The tablet screen also features 10-point multi-touch. The device can double as a PC and a tablet. A stand can be utilized to use it as an AiO PC and on removing it, the device functions like a regular tablet.

Asus Transformer AiO Announced at CES 2013

Transformer AiO tablet is powered by Intel Core third generation processor to maintain Windows 8 and Nvidia Tegra processor intended for Android. Switching between the two operating systems is as simple as the press of a button. The Android version incorporated in the tablet is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The release date of Transformer AiO tablets has not been announced yet. However, the price range is expected to begin at $1,299 (Rs. 71,000 approx.) for the tablet housing Core i3 processor with tablets equipped with better processors costing more.

Asus brought out Jelly Bean upgrade for Transformer Prime sometime in October which included features like Project Butter and Google Now. It was only last March that Asus Transformer Prime hit the markets in India, priced at Rs. 50,000 supporting Honeycomb (Android 3.0).

This had been upgraded to ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) after a few months. Currently, the Transformer Prime tablet in India is the Wi-Fi model and a 3G model is not expected. This is because the new Transformer 700 is expected to replace Transformer Prime soon.

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