Asus Taichi – Dual Display Windows 8 UltraBook
Asus Taichi Ultrabook is not the first Windows 8 device but it can definitely stake a claim on being the world’s first dual screen Windows 8 hybrid of a laptop and tablet.
The ASUS Taichi switches from laptop to tablet mode effortlessly by closing the lid. You’ll find a second full HD screen with multi touch capabilities sitting on the outside. When the lid is open, the Ultrabook can be used in two ways: mirror and dual-screen mode.
For mirror mode, both displays on Asus Taichi will show the same image. As for dual-screen mode, the Ultrabook functions like two different PCs with one user having access to main display, keyboard and touchpad while another user has the Ultrabook’s touch-display.
Weighing at 1.25kg together with a thickness of 3mm (minimum), this 11.6-inch IPS 1080p Ultrabook is powered by 1.7GHz 3rd gen Intel Core i5-3317U dual-core processor. It is fitted with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Intel HD Graphic 4000 GPU, 256GB SATA 3 solid state drive, two webcams with array microphones, and built-in Bang & Olufsen ICEpower audio system enhanced by Asus SonicMaster technology.
The Asus Taichi is an ingenious creation, especially for corporate users. It is very useful when you are giving a presentation and don’t want to keep turning the laptop around. You can also restrict what the audience see on the second display by including only the necessary contents into the Screen Share app.
Asus is smart to leverage on current craze over tablets to actually sell a laptop by incorporating the advantages and features of tablets. Check out the review video below.
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