What digital devices do you have at home? A TV, stereo, desktop computer, laptop, portable tablet or smart phone? Maybe you have all of them, but do they make your life easier?
We’ve noticed some interesting phenomena which you might have experienced before.
The efficiency and high storage capacities of desktop PCs are often listed as the key factors when it comes to shared entertainment. Unfortunately, desktop PCs are often rooted to a certain spot, where family members would have to jostle for position to have a good view of what’s going on onscreen. Sure, you can watch a movie on your 10-inch tablet, but when it comes to sharing, it’s not a proper way to enjoy a movie.
Multiple devices may have different functions, but when used in the home, these functions sometimes overlap. Is there a better way to free us from these numerous devices? We need to evaluate the subtle relationship between the home and digital living to ensure that people are surrounded by the joys of family rather than electronic products.
“Design changes the way you live.” We thought about building a device that satisfies every modern household’s digital needs.
We wanted to design a tablet and computer for the home, a product with the outstanding performance of a PC and the mobility of a tablet. Intended for the individual or family use, this device answers everyone’s needs. This is the ASUS Transformer AiO.
Our homes are the places where we unwind and settle in after a hard day’s work. It is also the place where digital entertainment takes center stage. The ASUS Transformer AiO PC is designed for today’s digital home.
Life experiences provide for the best designs. During the preliminary stage, ASUS researchers visited numerous families and observed their home environment and habits, as well as their expectations of a futuristic new PC. The results of this study became the blueprint for the Transformer AiO.
With the success of the renowned ASUS Transformer Series, we are confident in crafting a device that is both a tablet and a PC. What is important is that it satisfies each member of the family’s needs seamlessly, whether it is for daily computing or entertainment.
Following the initial blueprint, we got to have a little fun – as role playing plays a part in the design process as well. We call it “Bodystorming”, where our designers play different roles as they put themselves in the shoes of their subjects. Such experiences give them a different perspective, allowing them to make little adjustments to the design, software and hardware.
The design of ASUS Transformer AiO stems from two key concepts – Freedom and Sharing. We aim to give users the freedom to use it anywhere in the home, as well as the ability to share it with the family.
The ASUS Transformer AiO can be used anywhere in the house. You can move it from the study to the living room by simply grabbing the handle behind the tablet and detaching it from the PC Station; Wi-Fi even lets you remotely use Windows 8 and the mighty performance of the PC while away from the PC Station. With its adjustable fold-out stand, you can prop it up on a table at an ideal angle to continue with your work.
With Windows 8 and Android, ASUS Transformer AiO is the first desktop PC to possess dual operating systems. The OS Switch lets you easily switch the 18.4-inch tablet to Android mode, giving you the ability to flip through your e-book in crisp and clear Full HD as though you were reading a physical book.
When it comes to putting them back together, both PC Station and tablet are equipped with magnetic fasteners that click into place effortlessly. Docking the ASUS Transformer AiO tablet to the PC Station is as easy as placing a painting on an easel; and it can be adjusted to give you the best viewing position as well.
Spending quality family time together is one of the simple joys in life, and we’ve designed the ASUS Transformer AiO to bring you closer to your family. The 18.4-inch display is both portable and is the ideal size for shared entertainment. The wide-view angles provided by the IPS display ensures that everyone gets a clear view of the action even when sitting side-by-side on the couch; while 10-point touch capability ensures a fun multiplayer gaming experience for everyone.
The ASUS Transformer AiO is more than the sum of its parts. The tablet and PC Station of the dual system ASUS Transformer AiO can operate independently of each other simultaneously. Hook up the PC Station to a display or TV and catch up on the latest TV series while your children play Candy Crush on the tablet.