Wednesday, November 07, 2012

ASUS Announces TAICHI — an Incredible Fusion of Notebook and Tablet with Innovative Dual-Screen Design

What if ... you can seamlessly switch between a slim, muti-touch tablet and fully-featured Ultrabook™ simply by lifting a finger, for unparalleled mobile flexibility?

With ASUS, you can!

Yesterday, ASUS unveiled its newest technological breakthrough in TAICHI, a sleek and stylish Ultrabook™ with an innovative back-to-back dual-screen design. Simply put, it is a laptop/netbook/notebook and tablet in one! The design is really impressive and I couldn't help listing it down among my Christmas wish lists :) (Dreaming is free!) 

TAICHI features a powerful Intel® Core™ quad-core processor and two back-to-back Full HD screens for sharing information in exciting new ways. All these are encased in a slender profile that tapers to a mere 3mm and weighs just 1.25kg.

I got to try the TAICHI myself for a few minutes and it really is amazing. The unique dual-display design and stunning black-mirror finish combines the best features of both multi-touch tablet and Ultrabook™. Switching between the two screens is done just by pressing a tile on the keyboard. With the lid open, TAICHI is a powerful Ultrabook™ with a Full HD screen, backlit keyboard, and large multi-touch touchpad for making light work of demanding productivity tasks. When you close the lid, TAICHI becomes a lightweight tablet with a Full HD multi-touch screen, for easy and intuitive use on the move. 

The back-to-back dual-screens can be used both simultaneously and independently for exciting new ways to share information, enjoy multimedia and work with apps. Imagine watching a presentation or movie without any problem because you can view it whether you're in front of the laptop or behind it! This removes the need for a bulky projector or clumsy external display. The IPS display technology also ensures a brilliant image on both screens, with extremely accurate colour reproduction and 178° wide viewing angle for outstanding clarity. TAICHI also features a stylus for pinpoint precision with productivity and creative apps. 

In addition, this gadget features a powerful Intel® Core™ quad-core i7 or dual-core i5 processor with 4GB memory, Intel® HD 4000 graphics and a choice of blazingly fast 128GB or 256GB SSD storage. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel® WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer high-performance wireless connectivity, while two USB 3.0 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and rapid mobile device recharging. 

Audio-wise, the ASUS SonicMaster technology, developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, delivers astonishing sound quality on TAICHI with all kinds of listening material. The convertible notebook/tablet also features a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and second 720p HD video camera, a noise-suppressing array microphone for crystal-clear video chat in challenging environments and up to 5 hours’ battery life (measured with Wi-Fi web browsing).

The TAICHI moreover boasts of an 11.6” DUAL Full HD screen and is priced at Php85,995. It will be available in the Philippines soon at authorized ASUS resellers. Please contact your local ASUS representative for further information. For full specifications, please log on to

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