ASUS’ hybrid Windows 8/Android transforming tablet/pc, which we first got a chance to check out at CES in January, now has a release date. The unique form factor offers users a choice between a desktop PC with 18.4-inch monitor or undocked as an 18.4-inch monster tablet doesn’t come cheap. The hybrid device will start at $1299 when it launches on April 12th.
The Windows PC portion of the device (its dock half) features Intel Core i5 processing with up to 8GB RAM. The tablet half features a capacitive IPS display with 1080p resolution, Tegra 3 processing, and 1GB RAM. The size doesn’t make it the most appealing tablet for on-the-go use, but for those looking for a new desktop PC with some added functionality this is about as unique as it gets.
ASUS has been staking their claim in the transforming device business for a while now, but their latest might be the most ambitious effort yet. What would guys do with an 18-inch tablet?