Asus has just announced the Asus Taichi — a combination of the thin-ness and form-fator of the Zenbook ultrabook and a full HD Windows 8 tablet.
Imagine the Zenbook Prime with all its glory. Add a full HD IPS display at the back of the lid which also works as a tablet.
If you flip the lid, it looks like the Zenbook Prime which we features last week. It runs the latest Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor, SSD, etc.
The back of the lid though isn’t the usual metal cover but a dark, glossy glass which powers up to show a Windows 8 home screen.
The Taichi has double-sided LED_backlit IPS/FHD display and comes in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch screens. It will be available in various 3rd generation Intel Core processors (Ivy Bridge), SSD and dual-band 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.
The Asus Taichi’s dual-screen can work simultaneously or independently of each other so two users can actually use the ultrabook and tablet at the same time. Both will have access to the same hardware but each screen can work on its own.
Asus has not indicated when the Taichi will be released but reps state that they are only waiting for Microsoft to finally launch the Windows 8 operating system before they can ship the Taichi.