According to The Verge, the recently-announced Asus Taichi is “essentially a laptop with a display on both sides of its lid” that’ll be available in 11.6- and 13.3-inch screen sizes.
Each display features a full 1080p (1920×1080) resolution, while the outer display is an IPS touchscreen. Use the Taichi as a Windows 8 Ultrabook, or fold the screen all the way over to use it as a Windows 8 tablet. Engadget says the “displays can be used independently, so you can even share the device with a friend — with completely different content on each LCD.”
Despite its multiple usage scenarios, Asus claims that its latest creations remain as thin and light as the company’s currently-available Zenbook machines, which measure around 0.35 inches thick and less than three pounds.
No word on pricing or availability.
- Asus Taichi: a dual-display Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid (hands-on video) [The Verge]
- ASUS reveals TAICHI convertible notebook/tablet with dual 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch displays [Engadget]
- Asus Taichi: A laptop with a double-sided display [Pocket-lint]
- Video: ASUS Taichi Notebook Has Second Screen on Back of Lid [Laptop]