Completely going crazy with hardware, Asus has announced two interesting
laptop hybrids at Computex. While the first one Taichi is a
dual-display Windows 8 laptop, the other one is company's detachable
Windows 8 laptop Transformer Book.
Similar to other Windows 8 launches of the day, there is no clear time-schedule for actual market launch or the pricing.
Taichi includes a double-sided IPS display with the outer display being
touchscreen. With lid open, Taichi is like any other notebook in the
market, however with lid closed, it becomes a multi-touch tablet with
stylus support. It will come with 3rd gen Intel core processors, SSD
storage, and Wi-Fi connectivity
On the other hand, Asus
Transformer Book is a convertible notebook, which allows consumers to
easily switch between a notebook and a tablet by simply detaching the
It will come with the latest Intel Core i7 processors,
SSD and HDD storage, 4GB DDR3 dual channel RAM, and USB 3.0. The
Transformer Book also sports dual cameras, with a HD front-facing camera
and a 5MP rear-facing camera.
The convertible laptop will be available in 11.6", 13" or 14" Full HD IPS display sizes.