Asustek ships its Google TV streaming device called Cube, which will become available starting this week for $140.
As PC sales remain sluggish, analysts expect Taiwanese vendors Acer and Asustek Computer to try to seize today's changing tech market with low-end Android tablets, for which consumer demand is high.
The gigantic hybrid PC, which runs both Windows 8 and Android, will arrive April 12, Asus says. It will carry a starting price of $1299.
Asus' latest mobile offerings -- on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona -- include a tablet-sized smartphone and a phone that wants to be a tablet.
Asia is fast becoming the epicenter of the PC market as Chinese and Taiwanese companies challenge the turf occupied for more than a decade by prominent U.S. PC makers Hewlett-Packard and Dell, whose laptop and desktop shipments are stumbling.
Asus waited until just after CES to introduce the Memo Pad ME172V, a 7-inch Android tablet scheduled for release in the U.S. in April priced at $149.
Asus's 2013 lineup includes some products we've seen before, but now have release dates. Foremost among them: An all-in-one desktop/tablet combination that attempts to merge the best of two worlds.
The art of collaboration has retrogressed since the days of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The all-in-one PC--equal parts tablet and laptop--could mean the end of the speaker in front of the room nervously waiting for questions that knock him down a few pegs. That's a good thing, columnist Rob Enderle suggests.
Apple continues to dominate the world of laptops. When we surveyed our readers, they gave the company the highest scores in almost all of our satisfaction measurements.