Reviews and Problems with Asus Transformer AiO P1801
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Asus' lovable Windows 8/Android mashup
3 June 2013
Summary: You'd be smart to wait and see how the market develops, but Asus has used the freedom of the still-forming all-in-one/tablet hybrid category to create a compelling Windows 8/Android device in the Transformer AIO.
Pros: The Asus Transformer AIO delivers a fast Windows 8 all-in-one, a giant Android tablet, and an effective platform for using them in tandem.
Cons: Remote desktop technology makes using Windows 8 in tablet mode unreliable, and you might prefer to wait to buy until later this year when the category has matured.
Summary: This particular variant of the Asus Transformer AiO powered by Intel Core i3 processor is priced at Rs 86,999. A Core i5 variant is also available, which is priced at Rs 92,999. The Transformer AiO is a great concept, but it’s a bit too large. It would have been nice if the display was a 12-inch tablet and the PC Station was one-third the size with the same configuration. In that case, the tablet would have made more sense as a portable device.
Conclusion: The Transformer AiO is one answer to a question that not enough manufacturer's are tackling; how do you bridge the gap between desktop and tablet? Asus's hybrid all-in-one is an innovative solution that offers plenty to admire, and having spent some quality time with the system we've come to appreciate the value in being able to literally take your desktop with you. Yet while there's merit to the concept, there are a couple of limitations that stifle the overall appeal.
Conclusion: You can think of the Transformer AIO as an innovative niche product, and maybe as a harbinger of the future. Switching between two operating systems isn't for everyone, but switching between desktop and tablet work is a trend that's here to stay.
Pros: Detachable screen gives you a jumbo Android tablet to take to the couch or kitchen, Good performance in desktop mode, HDMI port lets you connect a second monitor when tablet is in use elsewhere
Cons: 18.4-inch tablet weighs over 5 pounds, has lackluster battery life, Managing two operating systems on one device can be confusing, Screen is huge for a tablet, but small for a desktop for the price
Excerpt: We have seen quite a few gadgets that transform between tablet and laptop form factors. However, have you seen a desktop PC that is also a tablet? Well, the ASUS Transformer AiO P1801 is one of such new breed of devices with a detachable screen that is also a tablet. This device differs from other convertibles because it is actually two computing devices with a powerful Intel Core i5-based Windows 8 PC in the docking station and a Full HD 18.4" Android tablet powered by...
Pros: Excellent performance in Windows and Android; Stunning looks and versatility; Detachable Android tablet that can receive streaming Windows 8; Great screen.
Cons: Large and heavy tablet is not very portable; Sometimes sluggish remote Windows 8 performance; No Blu-ray drive.
Excerpt: Asus's Transformer P1801 is an odd beast: part extra-large Android tablet, part Windows 8 all-in-one desktop. When docked, the tablet is an 18.4in IPS display for the PC, but as soon as you lift it from the dock, it becomes a stand-alone tablet with a Tegra 3 processor, that gives you continued control of your Windows applications via a remote desktop client.
Test: Asus Transformer P1801-B073K (All-in-One-PC)
19 January 2014
Excerpt: Fazit: Der Asus Transformer P1801-B073K ist ein Windows-PC, der mit einem Handgriff zum Android-Tablet mutiert. Die Idee klingt innovativ, aber im Test verhageln das schwache Display, die mittelmäßige Performance und der unhandliche Tablet-Modus eine bessere Bewertung. Mit einem normalen All-in-One-PC sind Sie deshalb insgesamt besser beraten.
Pros: Tablet und Desktop-PC zugleich, Flotter Wechsel zwischen Android und Windows, Angenehm leise
Cons: Mieses 18"-Display, Schlechter Schachbrett-Kontrast, Tab zu schwer und klobig, Kurze Akku-Laufzeit
Summary: Se há algo em que a Asus merece todo o nosso respeito é na sua incessante vontade em criar novas e inovadoras soluções. É extremamente fácil encontrar bons exemplos que confirmam a nossa afirmação inicial, como o Padfone, o EeePC e os tablets Transformer.