Just in case you guys couldn’t make it to Taipei for this year’s Computex to see ASUS unveil their “next transformation,” you can watch the unveiling on YouTube right now. Among the other nifty gadgets ASUS announced at the event, the ASUS Transformer AiO has got to be one of the coolest, most unnecessary devices I have ever seen. Measuring in at a whopping 18.4-inches, the AiO is a Widows 8 Desktop machine, that when undocked from the base can become a ginormous ICS tablet.
We’ve already told you guys all about it and even included a little hands on video, but if you want to see the actual unveiling you should check out the video after the break. Jump to the 15 minute mark if you want to get straight to the AiO but if you are into techy stuff you might as well watch the whole thing. Not only is the announcer goofball-funny, ASUS is quickly becoming the computer company to beat and it is neat to see the things they are coming up with. Check it all out after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments.
Last week when ASUS teased us with their Next Transformation we kind of knew that it was a dual-booting Windows 8 / Android device. Earlier they announced their partnership with BlueStacks, and I was hopeful that wasn’t the tease. Thankfully it wasn’t as they just revealed the Transformer AiO at Computex.
It’s an all-in-one desktop PC that features an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, a discrete graphics card, and an 18.4-inch multitouch display for Microsoft Windows 8. Nothing extraordinary there, but here’s where things get interesting. If you lift the screen out of its base, it becomes a behemoth tablet. Okay what else? While in tablet mode you will be able to switch to Android 4.0. It can also be used as a Windows 8 device in tablet mode by communicating with the dock by some sort of remote desktop.
As of right now, we don’t know much more as far as any other specs or pricing. I’m sure it won’t be cheap though. The folks over at The Verge are at Computex and they grabbed a quick hands on. Hit the break to check it out.
BlueStacks and ASUS are about to embark on a major collaboration which will entice more than the average PC user. So what does this major collaboration entail you ask? Well if you recall, we had mentioned to you earlier in the year that BlueStacks would be bringing Android apps to PCs. The beta has not only brought Angry Birds to desktop users, but massive buzz and appeal. Well ASUS caught wind of that and decided to bring BlueStacks on board to work with its asus@vibe unit. Essentially, the new collaboration will bring specific asus@vibe Android apps too the entire line of ASUS products including the Eee PCs, notebooks and desktop PCs. So this means that if you plan on owning an ASUS-brand PC in the near-future, you can look forward to seeing Android apps being preinstalled on your computer, courtesy of BlueStacks. BlueStacks is more than excited about the collaboration too. Here’s President and CEO Rosen Sharma offering some words on the partnership:
“ASUS has created a phenomenal software experience on PCs. Launching with ASUS at Computex 2012 solidifies BlueStacks’ leadership position as the sole provider of apps for consumer electronics and PC manufacturers worldwide. Our strong portfolio of apps from top developers, combined with our unique monetization engine makes this a revenue-generating opportunity for PC OEMs. This is a winning proposition for the entire PC ecosystem. App developers who have already built for Android can now just run their apps on Windows PCs through BlueStacks. We’ve done the heavy lifting for the benefit of all.”
For now, users of this will get free access to the asus@vibe Android apps for 6 months, though there’s no word on specific pricing after that. Hopefully it won’t be too much of a pinch in your penny. We know you’re itching to get more details, so be sure to hit the break to get a gander of the full details of this new collaboration.
I can’t believe we’re already at week 3 for our ASUS Transformer Pad Prize Pack giveaways. That means this is the final one. Congratulations to Eric To who is going to receive an ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, a matching keyboard dock, a Logitech controller, and a Jambox speaker. Eric picked the newly released Sonic 4 Episode II for Best Overall Gameplay.
A special thanks has to go out to both NVIDIA and ASUS for providing these awesome prize packs. Don’t forget there’s still time to get your votes in at NVIDIA’s Players Choice Awards site for a final chance to win one of these prize packs. It ends today so don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already. The Players Choice Award winners will be announced next week at E3 so stay tuned.
A couple days ago ASUS aired a teaser video for an announcements they plan to make at this year’s Computex. Simply calling it their “Next Transformations,” the original teaser video showed us an outline of what appeared to be a new entry in their line of Transformer Tab tablets and keyboard docks. Today, ASUS adds to the excitement by unveiling two more teaser videos, both of which help put the pieces together a little more.
Look what just showed up on Rightware’s Power Board benchmark site… it’s the much-rumored and highly-anticipated Google Nexus tablet. It’s showing up as the Google Asus Nexus 7 with a resolution of 768 x 1280 (that’s a portrait orientation, common for 7-inch tablets). It’s also sporting an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex-A9 CPU.
Our friends at AndroidPolice uncovered more information in the form of some raw data:
You may have noticed as an avid gamer, and game trader, that there are Android tablets available for purchase and/or trade at 200 various locations. Looks like this program has been working out pretty well. GameStop has announce that out of the almost 4,500 locations in the US, it will commence offering Android tablets in 1,600 locations, from various manufacturers. The models specifically noted are the Acer Iconia Tab A200, ASUS TF300T, and the Toshiba Excite 10. These tablets won’t have only the stock apps you’ll normally find with a tablet purchase, but will “include a hand-picked selection of free games”. Tablets are no exception to being able to purchase on trade so this could be a good chance to get a quality tablet on trade for those games you’ve beat 3-4 times and have no more need for. Hit the jump for the full press release.
Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company, ASUS, has just released a short teaser video suggesting their new offerings that will be announced at Computex 2012 on May 31. The video doesn’t divulge any serious details, unless you consider various versions of Altostratus and Cumulonimbus clouds a spoiler. Along with the atmospheric scenery comes statements such as “the shape of the cloud is ever-changing, beyond time and boundaries”. Good stuff, huh?
Most of us are expecting some awesome tablets to be announced continuing the ASUS Transformer saga. Perhaps we might see the rumored Nexus Prime tablet as well. Whatever ASUS has up it’s sleeve, we’re soon to find out this coming Thursday at Computex 2012. Check out the video below for clues to their next transformations.
There are many things to look forward to when the annual Google I/O rolls around and new Android hardware is one of them. According to a “trusted source” close to Techno Buffalo we have at least one piece of hardware we can look forward to at this this years conference and it may even go home with each attendee. TB is reporting that the previously rumored ASUS branded Nexus tablet will finally rear it’s head. Sure, nothing new here except for the fact that this tablet is suggested to be powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor. How can this be you ask? Wasn’t the Nexus tablet supposed to be around the $200 price point? Yes it was, and it still can be. Don’t forget about Project Kai that we just heard about. That’s the NVIDA Tegra 3 chip designed to be reasonably priced while still providing the power we have come accustomed to when it comes to Tegra 3 performance. See, everything is starting to fall into place… sort of. Conflicting reports are also saying that Android 5.0 Jelly Bean may or may not come pre-loaded on the developer giveaway tablet but it kind of seems a bit early for that. Good thing June 27th is just a month away, we will be on scene to report the full scoop.
source: Techno Buffalo