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