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ASUS Announces TAICHI Convertible Ultrabook


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ASUS announced their TAICHI convertible ultrabook running Windows 8.  Read on for details.


ASUS announced their TAICHI convertible ultrabook running Windows 8.  Here is how ASUS describes the product:

ASUS has announced the new sleek and stylish TAICHI — an incredible fusion of notebook and tablet. TAICHI has a unique dual-screen design with two 11.6” Full HD screens and an Intel® Core™ processor for outstanding multitasking performance. Lid open, TAICHI is a fully featured ultraportable notebook with keyboard, multi-touch touchpad and SSD storage; lid closed, it’s a sleek and powerful multi-touch tablet for intuitive fingertip control with Windows 8. TAICHI can display the same image on both screens, different images on each and even be shared by two people using different apps for unparalleled mobile flexibility.

And now the announcement:

ASUS Announces TAICHI — an Incredible Fusion of Notebook and Tablet
with Innovative Dual-Screen Design

TAICHI switches seamlessly between slim multi-touch tablet and fully featured
Ultrabook™ simply by lifting a finger, for unparalleled mobile flexibility

London, United Kingdom(October 23, 2012)—ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces TAICHI, asleek and stylish Ultrabook™with an innovative back-to-back dual-screen design for unparalleled mobile flexibility. TAICHI features a powerful Intel®Core™ processor and two back-to-back Full HDscreensfor 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-mirrorfinish, ASUSTAICHI™ 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 withincredible sound

ASUSTAICHI™ features a powerful Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 processor with 4GB memory, Intel® HD 4000 graphics and a choice of blazingly fast 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 & OlufsenICEpower®, 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).


ASUS TAICHI will be available from November 2012 in selected markets from authorized ASUS resellers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information.

· 11.6” Full HD screen· Intel®Core™ i7-3517U processor· 4GB RAM

· 256GB SSD

Here is the product:


Check out this product video:

No pricing yet, but with a Core i7, this will not be a cheap product!  Are you interested in this product?

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