Innovative mainboard manufacturer ASUS has proved over and over again that it is likely the most innovative mobile PC manufacturer. The company is showing us today what that Tai-Chi video from last week really meant.
Most of us were really expecting a dual-operating system mobile device. Many were hoping for a tablet able to dual boot Google’s Android
and Microsoft’s Windows 8
While this may still happen in the future, and who other than ASUS
would be the first to implement it, right now the Tai Chi concept refers to a notebook / UltraBook that can be used as a tablet.
This is not your ordinary convertible mobile system. ASUS’ Taichi packs two different displays.
One has a 13.3” diagonal size and is located on the interior of the notebook just like any other notebook while the other is on top of the lid.
When the lid is closed, ASUS’ Taichi becomes a very powerful tablet that can be used by touch input and also by the use of an included Stylus Pen.
The external screen is smaller than the one on the inside and only has a 11.6” diagonal size.
The whole system is supposed to be just as fast as Lenovo’s Yoga tablet, if not even faster.
ASUS’ Taichi is powered by an Intel i7 processor and has a FullHD SuperIPS+ display panel.
The storage system is likely to be very fast, as an SSD is supposed to hold the operating system and files.
There are, of course, two webcams, and the whole device is supposed to be just as thing-and-light like the rest of the company’s ZenBook series.