Asus Transformer P1801-B068K
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Transformer P1801-B068K (Transformer AiO Series)
Processor: AMD Athlon Neo X2 L335
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M
Display: 18.4 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1300 euro
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Transformer P1801-B068K
Source: Think Digit
The PC market is in a very confused state right now, everyone says the market is dying, tablets are gaining in popularity at an alarming rate and smartphones are the norm. ASUS seems to have taken that confusion to heart when they came out with this AIO Transformer. It's a very confused device and while it might have a very specific use-case, it doesn't seem to make much sense, practically speaking. Should you spend your hard-earned cash on it? Maybe not. Read on to find out why.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Touch is becoming a highly desirable in any device, and most leading brands have their touch screen all-in-one offerings out there in various different permutations. With their usual enthusiasm for finding new solutions Asus has decided that what every home needs is a giant 18.4 inch Android tablet that can dock into a desktop PC-like configuration and run Windows 8. If that sounds confusing, then that’s one of the major drawbacks of the Asus Transformer P1801-B068K. The 18.4 inch tablet is not only big, but it is also heavy with 2.5 kg without the docking station. Once docked, the entire configuration weighs in at 6.5 kg, making it one of the heavier desktop replacements out there.
There is plenty to like about this device. The touch experience is fluid and completely problem free. Unlike most touch enabled laptops, you get all the benefits and all the apps of the touch friendly world of Android AND you also get a full Windows 8 experience when the tablet is docked. There is an option to run Windows 8 with the included remote desktop software when the tablet is not docked, but it is frustratingly slow. The solution essentially consists of two devices, and it is possible to buy a dedicated monitor for the docking station to use it only as a desktop PC and maintain the tablet as a heavy portable device for entertainment use around the house. The Asus Transformer P1801-B068K provides a delightful look into the possibilities of all-in-one desktop and portable devices of the near future, with unique features that make it difficult to compare to other devices and this is what makes the device attractive.
NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M:
Rebranded GeForce GT 645M/640M with minimal improvements to power consumption. Can also be based on the slower GK208 chip (only 64 bit memory interface).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
L335: Entry level dual core processor for small and thin subnotebooks. Based on the old K10 / K8 mixture produced in 65nm and compareable with a 1.2-1.3 GHz Core 2 Duo (performance wise).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a very large display size for laptops on a desk without mobile use.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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