Computex 2012 – Taichi, Asus Outs Dual-Screen Tablet/Ultrabook Combo

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Published on June 04, 2012 with No Comments

Asus just keeps coming out with innovative designs with their consumer products. This time around, Asus unveiled the Taichi at this year’s Computex in Taiwan.

On the face of it, the Taichi looks like a normal Zenbook Ultrabook with a glass lid; that is until you close the Taichi and the lid turns on to reveal another display. That’s right, the Taichi has two displays back-to-back. With the lid closed, the Taichi turns from a notebook to a tablet running Windows 8. Both displays are Super IPS+ display with Full HD resolution. While the lid-side screen is touch-sensitive, it doesn’t look like the laptop display can be control via touch.

On the inside, the Taichi has Intel’s 3rd -Gen Core (Ivy Bridge) processors, 4GB RAM, SSD, and WiFi-N. Ports are also similar to the Zenbook with USB 3.0 ports, Micro-DVI, and headphone ports. Asus has also added a volume rocker and orientation lock. The Power button is also located at the side similar to other tablets.

The Taichi will come in two models, an 11.6″ model and a 13.3″ model. There is still no word about price and availability or even if the Taichi will arrive in our local shores.

Sources: The Verge, Engadget