Asus has announced during the Computex 2012 event in Taipei two new models of ultrabooks built after the standards of Happiness 2.0 philosophy: Asus Taichi has two screens, while Asus Transformer Book is an ultrabook that can transform into a tablet through a simple move.
Asus Transformer Book is a convertible ultrabook that allows users to have a tablet instantly by simply detaching the screen. The device addresses to those who prefer the portability offered by a multi-touch tablet for entertainment but who still want to have access to a traditional Windows-based ultrabook for productivity.
Transformer Book benefits from the latest Intel Core i7 processors with dedicated graphics, along with SSD and HDD storage, 4GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM and USB 3.0. Transformer Book integrates two cameras – an HD one in front and 5-megapixel snapper at the back, which makes the Transformer Book a great tool for photography and video communication. The new ultra-light portable device comes with Full HD IPS screens of 11.6”, 13” and 14” diagonals and multi-touch capabilities.
Asus Taichi is a slim and stylish ultrabook with a great feature. Both models (11.6” and 13.3”) benefit from an IPS/FHD LED-backlit screen on both sides of the lid. With a touchscreen on the outside of the lid, Taichi opens a wide range of mobile uses, playing the role of both ultrabook and tablet.
With the lid open, the device looks like any other ultrabook, coming with a full QWERTY keyboard with backlight and pad; with the lid closed, Taichi turns into a multi-touch tablet with stylus support, which brings a high level of flexibility never experienced on an ultrabook. Moreover, they use the same hardware. The two screens are completely independent from each other and can be used simultaneously, which means that two users of a new range of innovative applications can use Taichi.