Asus, others, try to reinvent tablets at Computex 2012
Asus Transformer Book - gdgt.com/asus/transformer/book/
This is a Windows 8-powered prototype that seems very similar to Asus' existing Android tablets -- though, of course, the inclusion of Windows 8 means these can double as full-fledged laptops, rather than just tablets with optional keyboards.
Asus Taichi - gdgt.com/asus/taichi/
A dual-display Windows 8 tablet. Open it, and it's a laptop. Close it, and the display on the lid turns it into a tablet. This is a cool, er, twist on the standard convertible tablet, but I can't help but think this may never make it to market, at least at a price that will make it worth considering over a more conventional convertible or hybrid tablet.
Asus Transformer AIO - gdgt.com/asus/transformer/aio/
This dual-booting all-in-one desktop runs both Android 4 and Windows 8, and can also be carried around like a traditional tablet -- if you're prepared to carry an 18-inch tablet, that is.
Viewsonic VCD22 - gdgt.com/viewsonic/vcd22/
Another all-in-one. Kinda sorta. This is a 22-inch touchscreen display that also runs Android 4.0. It can be used as a standard display, with HDMI in, you can connect a keyboard to use it as an Android-based desktop, or it can run in kiosk mode. You probably don't want to try carrying this one around as a tablet
Think any of these are worth checking out? I really do want a Transformer Book, and I hope it makes it to market at a reasonable price.
There's a lot more coming out of Computex, and we're continuing to add products to the site. And if you want more details, Engadget has a lot of hands-on videos, slideshows and more here: www.engadget.com/tag/computex+2012/