Asus Taichi: Windows 8 Laptop Sports Rear-Facing Touchscreen

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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.”

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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.

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