Asus Taichi—dual screen ultrabook and tablet in one makes a show at Computex 2012


Asus chairman Jonney Shih presents the Asus Taichi at Computex 2012

Asus yet again reinvents the PC with a new product called the Asus Taichi, a dual-screen ultrabook featuring double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display. With a touch screen that is fully operational on the outside of the lid, the Taichi presents a new category in portable PC as it apparently combined both an ultrabook and a tablet into one device.

The Asus Taichi comes in 11.6” and 13.3” models and just like any ultrabook computer, it comes with a full-size QWERTY backlit keyboard and track pad.

The transformation of the ultrabook into a tablet begins when the lid gets closed as the product becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support. The two screens of the product are completely independent of each other and can also be used simultaneously, so it can be used by two users for a host of new applications or collaborative purposes.

The Asus Taichi is as light and thin as the Asus Zenbook and delivers uncompromised mobile performance with 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors, fast SSD storage and dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi.

Asus has always been merging two computing products, now it has come out with an Ultrabook-slash-tablet called the Taichi, which features a double display but still maintained the physical keyboard.