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Apr 12, 2013 10:09 |  #1

ASUS released the new Transformer All-In-One (AiO) P1801 today at $1299

It's a PC desktop with Intel i5 (upgradeable to i7), 4GB RAM (upgradeable to 8GB), 1TB HDD (upgradeable to 2TB) and Windows 8. The screen is 18.4" LED backlit IPS 1920x1080.

Here's where it get's interesting, the screen is also a removable tablet that runs on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and has a Tegra 3 Quad-core processor, 2GB RAM and 32GB storage. Plus, it can mirror the desktop's Windows 8 via wi-fi if both are on the same network.

Does this seem like a viable image processing machine plus having the ability to go mobile and run EOS Remote and other Android apps ? Albeit being a huge tablet, it's still lighter than a 17" laptop and much less to transport of you use a monitor during photo shoots.

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Apr 12, 2013 12:13 |  #2

I think it is a pretty awkward compromise, I certainly would not want an 18.4" tablet and would almost always just use it as a desktop.


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Apr 12, 2013 17:51 |  #3

Game Changer? Not overly. Useful tool to fill some narrow markets? Sure.

I could find uses for a few portable screens like that for various projects, but honestly I would rather see them being marketed as two systems that you can buy and configure as you wish. A dual monitor system with one matching 'dumb' screen, and the 'tablet' screen with built in android sounds like a very neat idea.


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Apr 14, 2013 10:16 |  #4

That looks more like a gimmick to me. I own tablet because I want a tablet, and I build desktops because I want a proper desktop with components I know are good. Ive never wanted to combine the two. People will def buy this sort of thing though because it markets well. Will it be a huge hit? I doubt it, but theyll sell some.


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Apr 14, 2013 20:31 |  #5

They have been using this type of technology in various Florida car dealerships for a while now. When I bring my car for service they type my name, address and other basic information on what appears to be a typical desktop computer. Then they un-dock the screen and walk over to the vehicle to input the VIN and other relevant info.

I see where this could be good for specialized industries like dealerships, HVAC repair, Aviation mechanics and others who currently use the bulky Toughbook or similar. But in this current form it's probably not going to be widely adapted as it probably wont take a fraction of the beating that a Toughbook can withstand. The other issue is having to deal with two totally different OS's on the same device for varying tasks.




  
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Apr 15, 2013 03:05 |  #6

I have no need for a crossover. A 10" tablet is heavy enough that I don't take it anywhere.


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Apr 23, 2013 00:14 |  #7

Anybody know how well a stylus would work on this for photo editing? Im picturing this as a giant wacom tablet would be awesome.


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Apr 23, 2013 08:20 |  #8

I doubt it's pressure sensitive.


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Apr 23, 2013 09:33 |  #9

Adobe already offers a tablet and phone app that uses screen input. It's a bit watered-down but still has their core tools.

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