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New ASUS Transformer AIO Unveiled at COMPUTEX 2012

By Michael Low & Wong Chung Wee - on 5 Jun 2012, 9:54am

New ASUS Transformer AIO Unveiled at COMPUTEX 2012

Part desktop AIO, part tablet, the ASUS Transformer AIO features an 18.4-inch, 10-point touch LED-backlit display and is powered by two operating systems in its sleek package. Choose between Windows 8 and Android seamlessly; ASUS has broken new ground by offering possibly the largest tablet now!

The ASUS Transformer AIO running Windows 8 with the Metro start screen and its Live Tiles. The company did not release any hardware specifications nor issued any statement with regards to pricing and availability.

The screen can be removed from the docking stand and act as a wireless remote screen to the desktop dock. The dock actually houses the computing system that is operating on Windows 8.

ASUS CEO Jonney Shih showing off his 18.4-inch 'tablet' when it is removed from the desktop dock. As pictured with its Metro start screen, it can act as a wireless remote display, allowing you to work away from your desk.

With the screen removed, CEO Shih attempted to demonstrate the relative ease of working with it by 'remoting' to the dock while seated comfortably at the sofa.

CEO Shih was interacting with the Metro start screen in a remote desktop mode. There is a kickstand behind that allows the detached screen to be inclined at a comfortable degree.

With the push of a button, the device is able to switch to its Android operating system, making it possibly the largest Android-powered tablet (though the Transformer AIO has no concrete release date).

The detached screen switches seamlessly to its Android operating system at the push of a button. The same button also allows it to operate on Android even when docked.

The left of the desktop dock features four USB 3.0 ports as well as some audio ones. To its right, we see a single USB 3.0 port next to a slot-in optical drive.

Pictured here, the ASUS Transformer AIO seems less than the sum-of-its-parts. It comes to life when it is removed from its desktop dock that actually houses a large part of the system's computing power.