Hands-On Review: ASUS Transformer All-in-One Desktop Computer/Remote PC/Tablet


This video review of the ASUS Transformer P1801 18.4" All-in-One Desktop Computer showcases the new and unique transformation of this computer from All-in-One desktop to Windows 8 remote PC to Android tablet. This trio of devices starts with an 18.4” IPS backlit touchscreen with a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080. When the screen is snapped into the included docking station, it functions as a Windows 8 desktop, with a 3.1 GHz Intel® Core™ i5-3350P dual-core processor, 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM and a 1TB hard drive. It also features all the multi-touch swipe, pinch and zoom functionality you’ve come to expect with Windows 8. The docking station itself also contains USB, HDMI and Gigabit Ethernet ports and an optical drive. It has graphics powered by an NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory.

When removed from the docking station, the tablet functions as a full Windows 8 desktop tablet. You can take it into the living room, kitchen or workshop, and as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection, you can access all the functions of the computer as if it were a stand-alone PC. But just by touching a button on the side of the tablet, you can immediately access the computer’s other processor, a 1.6 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, running the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, for a powerful Android tablet experience. Its graphics are powered by integrated NVIDIA ULP graphics.

But there’s even more. By connecting an external HDMI monitor to the dock, you can continue to use the Windows 8 computer—even while someone else is using the Android tablet! You’re working on a spreadsheet, connected to an external monitor, while your kids are playing games on the tablet via the secondary processor. Other extras include integrated webcams, microphones and speakers (two in the docking station, and two in the tablet itself). Both the tablet and the Windows 8 PC include integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, but the Windows 8 portion uses Bluetooth 4.0, while the tablet uses Bluetooth 3.0+EDR. Between all the Android apps on Google Play (to which you’ll have access with this tablet) and all the added functionality of a true Windows 8 experience, this hybrid All-in-One computer will serve the needs of everyone in the family.

To learn more about this ground-breaking all-in-one computer, speak with a B&H sales professional in our New York SuperStore, over the phone at 1-800-606-6969 or online via Live Chat.