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Asus Computer Offers Windows and Android

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- What do Certs, the breath mint, and tablets have in common? More than you think.

Certs was promoted as both "a breath mint and a candy mint with the tag line "It's two... two... two mints in one".

Asus has announced the computer equivalent of Certs mints, unveiling the Transformer AiO. It's a desktop computer that runs Microsoft's (MSFT - Get Report) Windows 8 - and a large tablet which runs Google's (GOOG - Get Report) Android OS.

It's two... two... two computers in one!

The AiO, which stands for All in One, is two different computers built into one device. The desktop configuration runs Windows 8 on a third-generation Intel (INTC - Get Report) Core processor, from 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM and as much as 2 TB of storage when it's running the 64-bit version of Windows 8.

However, when you take the gigantic, 18.4-inch (1920 by 1080 pixels) LED touchscreen out from its desktop dock/stand, the AiO turns into an Android tablet. It runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS on a quad-core, NVIDIA (NVDA - Get Report) Tegra 3 processor, with its own 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of onboard storage.

At first glance, the Transformer AiO poses more questions than it answers. Among those that immediately come to mind:

A 5.3-pound tablet with an 18.4-inch screen? Really? Why would AiO run Windows 8 and Android, and not Windows 8 and Windows RT? Why even have a second operating system at all?

I'm sure we'll get some real-life answers to these burning questions - and many others - in the near future. Asus is promising its heir Transformer AiO will become available in North America as soon as the second quarter of 2013. The device will sport a price tag of $1,299.

--Written by Gary Krakow in New York.

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Gary Krakow is TheStreet's senior technology correspondent.

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