ASUS officially announces Taichi, a new 11.6-inch Windows 8 ultrabook/tablet hybrid with two Full HD displays. Pricing and availability is unknown, but you can find the full specifications at ASUS.
ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces TAICHI, a sleek and stylish Ultrabook™ with an innovative back-to-back dual-screen design for unparalleled mobile flexibility. TAICHI features a powerful Intel® Core™ quad-core processor and two back-to-back Full HD screens for sharing information in exciting new ways, all in a slender profile that tapers to a mere 3mm and weighs just 1.25kg.
Notebook and tablet in one single, stunning design
With a unique dual-display design and stunning black-mirror finish, ASUS TAICHI™ combines the best features of both multi-touch tablet and Ultrabook™— and switches seamlessly between the two simply by lifting a finger. Lid open, TAICHI is a powerful Ultrabook™ with a Full HD screen, backlit keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad for making light work of demanding productivity tasks. Lid closed, TAICHI becomes a lightweight tablet with a Full HD multi-touch screen, for easy and intuitive use on the move.
Dual screens for exciting new ways to share information
TAICHI’s back-to-back dual-screens can be used both simultaneously and independently for exciting new ways to share information, enjoy multimedia and work with apps. With the lid open and both screens upright, TAICHI can share a presentation or movie to an audience on both sides, removing the need for a bulky projector or clumsy external display. IPS display technology also ensures a brilliant image on both screens, with extremely accurate colour reproduction and 178° wide viewing angle for outstanding clarity. TAICHI also features a stylus for pinpoint precision with productivity and creative apps.
High-end specification with incredible sound
ASUS TAICHI™ features a powerful Intel® Core™ quad-core i7 or dual-core i5 processor with 4GB memory, Intel® HD 4000 graphics and a choice of blazingly fast 128GB or 256GB SSD storage. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel® WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer high-performance wireless connectivity, while two USB 3.0 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and rapid mobile device recharging.
ASUS SonicMaster technology, developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, delivers astonishing sound quality on TAICHI with all kinds of listening material. TAICHI also features a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and second 720p HD video camera, a noise-suppressing array microphone for crystal-clear video chat in challenging environments and up to 5 hours’ battery life (measured with Wi-Fi web browsing).