Pushing Boundaries, Pushing Hands with the New ASUS Taichi

Pushing Boundaries, Pushing Hands with the New ASUS Taichi

An innovative new dual-display screen from ASUS, the Taichi is a lightweight ultrabook that features these LED-backlit IPS, full 1080p screens back-to-back. The Taichi blurs the line between an ultrabook and a tablet; it even takes that integration of the two to a new level.

Shown here is the screen that is on the cover of the Taichi. According to ASUS, the Taichi is about the same weight as the ASUS Zen despite the presence of this screen.

Powered by Windows 8, the Taichi will be made available in two formats and choose between 11.6- and 13.3-inch. Regardless of which format chosen, the Taichi allows the user to enjoy the goodness of an ultrabook and a tablet, both sleekly packaged in a profile as thin as the ASUS Zenbook.

This is the ultrabook side of the ASUS Taichi. ASUS has revealed both screens are powered independently, allowing Taichi to be utilized by as a tablet by the person facing the ultrabook user.

The dual-screen Taichi is powered by a third-generation Ivy Bridge CPU and features a SSD for internal storage.

 To the right of the Metro start screen, the ultrabook user is able to invoke the Second Screen menu and toggle how it can be utilized.

The ultrabook user is able to set the usage of the second screen and determine the usage of the second screen. It can be used as display to share the documents the ultrabook user is working on, or the second screen can operate as the touch-interface of the tablet. Each display has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and with the screen folded down, the ultrabook user converts the Taichi into its tablet mode, with a full 1080p touch screen.

 The Taichi allows work collaboration between two parties that are seated across each other; however, we do wonder about how practical this setup actually is. Just imagine working on your laptop while a person seated across you starts to tap on the back of your viewing screen.

Besides featuring a backlit keyboard, the Taichi has dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi with USB 3.0 ports to expand storage beyond its onboard SSD.

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