We wrote of laptops with two displays before, but they usually used the second panel as a substitute for the keyboard, whenever it wasn’t handled as an extension of the main one.
ASUS’ Taichi is different in that the second display is on the lid of the notebook. That way, two workspaces may run at the same time.
For example, you can do whatever you want with the laptop while the second screen keeps those in the same room with you entertained by playing a movie or music.
You can also hold a presentation and let the slide show play on the back screen in case someone is interested in seeing what it’s about.
For busy parents, the second screen may come in handy when trying to finish that one project. You can work on your laptop while playing something entertaining for your kids.
For those interested in the hardware, ASUS Taichi relies on a third-generation Intel Core central processing unit (Ivy Bridge) and a solid state drive. There is also mention of dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi.
Furthermore, both screens support touch input, through fingers or stylus. That trackpad may gather a lot of figurative dust because of them, although the QWERTY keyboard definitely won’t.
Finally, the mobile personal computer is as light as the ASUS Zenbook, making it essentially an ultrabook with two LCDs.
ASUS launched the Taichi alongside the Vivo Tab and Tab RT tablets, which we have already written about here
, and Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch, which we will bring you shortly. Stay tuned for more news straight from the IFA 2012 grounds.
Don’t forget to check out the Samsung releases too, especially the Galaxy Camera and the Galaxy Note II.