"IT'S ALSO A TABLET" was the motto of the day when ASUS launched its line of notebooks running the Windows 8 operating system (OS) at Computex in its home of Taiwan today.
Speaking at an Asus keynote, the firm's chairman, Jonney Shih, unveiled the Taichi and the Transformer Book notebooks that both convert into tablet computers in different ways.
The Taichi notebook is what Asus has dubbed a "notebook tablet fusion" where an LED-backlit IPS/FHD display is doubled up on both the front and back of the lid. The latter is multi-touch enabled thus allowing it to be used as a tablet when the lid is closed and the keyboard is concealed.
Asus said that the Taichi's two screens are completely independent of one another meaning it can be used simultaneously by two different users face-to-face.
Powered by Intel's Core i7 CPU and running on Windows 8, the Taichi will come in 13.3in and 11.6in models.
Dimensions are yet to be confirmed but Asus said it is as light and as thin as the Zenbook Ultrabook, which should make it around 17.7mm thick and just over a kilogram for the 11in model and 17mm thick and 1.3kg for the 13in version.
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