The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 happens from 8-11 Jan 2013. It is the event for brands to showcase new and upcoming products. I have been receiving press releases and glancing the product information as they arrived, and the ASUS announcement caught my attention with the Transformer AiO. Basically, it's an All-in-One desktop PC with a display that can be detached and works like a tablet.

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A convertible Windows device is nothing new, but ASUS doesn't stop there. The tablet can run on either a Windows 8 powered by Intel core or an Android 4.1 powered by Tegra 3 processor!!! According to the press release, when the Tegra-powered tablet is undocked from the PC Station, you can continue to access Windows 8 via Wireless Remote Desktop.

They call it "the world’s first all-in-one PC with a detachable tablet". At 18.4 inch, I say it's also the world's largest Android tablet!

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Specs from the press release:

Transformer AiO Tablet

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 18.4” Full HD multi-touch display with IPS technology
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor
  • 32GB user storage with microSD card slot
  • 294 x 466 x 18mm
  • 2.4kg

Transformer AiO PC Station

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  • Windows 8 (64-bit)
  • 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 processor
  • NVIDIA® GT 730M (2GB) graphics
  • Up to 8GB DDR3 (1600MHz) RAM
  • Up to 2TB SATA hard drive

ASUS is really expanding the Transformer concept, and its innovation impresses me.

From the press images, it appears the PC station also has an optical drive, and I believe there will also be a myriad of I/O connectors and ports. More will be revealed when (and if) I receive a review unit.

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