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Asus announces the Asus TAICHI, Transformer Book

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Updated: June 4, 2012, 4:20 PM IST
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Asus announces the Asus TAICHI, Transformer Book
With the lid closed, however, the TAICHI becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support.

New Delhi: Asus has announced two new notebooks - the ASUS TAICHI and ASUS Transformer Book at Computex Taipei.

Asus TAICHI - dual screens for a notebook and a multi-touch tablet in one - is touted to be slim and ultraportable. Both 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch models have a double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD display. The device has a touch screen on the outside of the lid. With the lid open, the Asus TAICHI is just like any notebook computer, and comes complete with a full-size QWERTY backlit keyboard and track pad.

With the lid closed, however, the TAICHI becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support. With 3rd generation Intel Core processors, SSD storage and dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi, the TAICHI is said to be as light and thin as the Asus Zenbook.

On the other hand, the Asus Transformer Book is claimed to be the world's first convertible notebook that allows users to switch between a notebook and a tablet by simply detaching the screen. It is aimed at users who prefer the portability of a multi-touch tablet computer for leisure, but still want access to a more traditional Windows-based notebook for productivity use.

The Transformer Book features the Intel Core i7 processor, SSD and HDD storage, 4GB DDR3 dual channel RAM, and USB 3.0. The Transformer Book also sports dual cameras, with a HD front-facing camera and a 5MP rear-facing camera making it a tool for both photo-taking and video chats.

This lightweight ultraportable is available with an 11.6-inch, 13-inch or 14-inch 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.

First Published: June 4, 2012, 4:20 PM IST
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