ASUS today announced the Transformer AiO at CES 2013, the first all-in-one PC with Windows 8 and a detachable 18.4-inch display that doubles as a standalone Android tablet
ASUS also announced the Qube with Google TV media streamer that brings online entertainment content to HDTVs, the PA249Q ProArt and VG248QE Fast Gaming monitors, and the WL-330NUL Pocket Router - small router that gives wireless connectivity to travelers.
Transformer AiO is the first All-in-One PC with a detachable display that doubles as a standalone tablet for three distinct modes of use. Transformer AiO is a fully featured desktop PC with Windows 8, and is powered by a 3rd generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GT 730M graphics. It comes with a 18.4-inch Full HD IPS display with 178-degree wide viewing angles and ASUS SonicMaster audio technology.
With its display detached from the desktop PC Station, Transformer AiO becomes a king-size tablet with two different operating systems. Wireless Remote Desktop technology maintains a wireless connection to the PC Station for complete remote control of Windows 8 using the multi-touch display. Alternatively, Transformer AiO switches into a self-contained Android 4.1 tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor at the touch of a button.
ASUS Qube with Google TV is a compact Android-based entertainment device that instantly upgrades HDTVs with a wealth of online content. Based on the latest Google TV platform, Qube with Google TV is the first Google TV media streamer with motion control and voice search, and features an ASUS-designed user interface with the ability to group downloaded apps. Google Play gives access to a wide selection of entertainment content, and Qube with Google TV also features picture-in-picture TV viewing and the Chrome web browser. Motion sensing can be used with games and Qube with Google TV can also be controlled using the Mobile Remote app for Android smartphones and tablets (available from the Google Play Store). Qube with Google TV also includes 50GB of ASUS WebStorage as standard.
The 24-inch ASUS PA249Q ProArt is a professional-grade monitor. It has a 1920 x 1200 resolution with 16:10 aspect ratio and features IPS display technology for 178-degree wide viewing angles. Pre-calibrated at the factory for high accuracy (∆E <5), the PA249Q ProArt provides six-axis color control 99% Adobe RGB, 103% NTSC and 100% sRGB color space reproduction.
ASUS QuickFit Virtual Scale displays images and documents in actual size on-screen. A five-way navigation key gives access to display parameters, while full tilt, swivel, pivot, and height adjustment ensures a comfortable viewing position. The PA249Q also features four USB 3.0 ports for pass-though connectivity with compatible devices.
The 24-inch ASUS VG248QE monitor is purpose-designed for high-performance gaming. Thanks to its 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms (GTG) response time, the VG248QE monitor natively supports higher in-game frame rates (FPS settings) than monitors with refresh rates of 120Hz or less to deliver more fluid on-screen motion. The VG248QE has a 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and an 80,000,000:1 ASUS Smart Contrast Ratio. It also supports NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 technology and features HDMI, DisplayPort and dual-link DVI-D ports. Full tilt, swivel, pivot and height adjustment are also provided.
The ASUS WL-330NUL Pocket Router is possibly world?s smallest fully featured wireless router designed to make getting online via Wi-Fi as easy as possible when away from a home or office network. Barely larger than a USB flash drive and weighing just 25g, the WL-330NUL Pocket Router features a single Ethernet port for connection to a wired network and built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi for extending a wireless network.
Powered from a notebook USB port or by plugging directly into a mains socket, the WL-330NUL Pocket Router creates its own secure wireless hotspot for sharing of a wired or wireless connection with multiple wireless devices. The WL-330NUL Pocket Router can also be used as a USB Ethernet adapter for notebooks that lack a built-in Ethernet port.