Monday, 4 June 2012

ASUS Taichi Dual-Screen UltraBook/Tablet Details Unveiled

Dual-Screen UltraBook/Tablet

Famous Taiwanese mainboard manufacturer seems to be on a roll at this year’s Computex. The company has just shown us what Taichi really is and now it is unveiling its technical details.

Like we previously said, the device can be classified as an UltraBook if we consider its weight and body thickness.

On the other hand, the Taichi is built to behave like a tablet when its lid is closed.

Although the device features touch input, the ASUS Taichi comes complete with a QWERTY keyboard and a track pad, as it seems that the inside screen is a normal screen with no touch matrix.

To emphasize on the fact that ASUS’ UltraBooks really mean performance and quality, the Taichi not only comes with Wireless N connectivity, but it also has dual-band capability.

The press release mentions “SSD and HDD storage” and we would really like to see the hybrid system shown on the other ASUS ZenBooks, but we must admit that a single 2.5” SSD bay is also sufficient.

The rear facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels and the ASUS Golden Ear team worked hard to deliver crystal-clear sound with deep rich bass through its integrated speakers.

The basic memory configuration will have 4 GB of 
DDR3 RAM and ASUS says that the keyboard of the device is detachable.

While we’re welcoming such a feature, we think we surely need some sort of protection of the normal inside/non-touch screen when using the device without the keyboard.

Here’s ASUS' press release mention of the feature:

“This lightweight ultraportable is available with an 11.6", 13" or 14" Full HD IPS display with multi-touch capabilities. This can be detached from the full-size QWERTY keyboard* to create a highly portable tablet to give the best of both mobile worlds.”

We’re delighted to see that bigger / normal screen sizes will also be available, but we still wonder how the detachable keyboard will work.

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