Computex 2012: Asus displays two new ultrabooks - Taichi and Transformer Book

Asus showcase a dual screen and convertible ultrabooks
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Asia’s largest computer exhibition Computex kicked off in Taipei this week, and Asus were there to unveil two new ultrabooks.

The Asus Taichi features dual screens, meaning it’s a ultrabook and multi-touch tablet in one. Both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models have double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display and have a touchscreen on the outside of the lid.

When the lid is open, the Taichi is just like any other ultrabook, with a QWERTY keyboard and track pad. With the lid closed, the Taichi transforms into a multi-touch tablet with stylus support.

While the two screens provide access to the same hardware, they are completely independent of each other and can also be used simultaneously.

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Ultrabook no.2 is the Transformer Book, which Asus claim is the world’s first convertible ultrabook.

The Transformer Book enables users to instantly switch between an ultrabook and a tablet by simply detaching the screen.

Featuring the latest Intel Core i7 processor, the Transformer Book has SSD and HDD storage, 4GB DDR3 dual channel RAM, and USB 3.0.

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