554322_10151358290124116_1132515495_nASUS Announces TAICHI — an Incredible Fusion of Notebook and Tablet  with Innovative Dual-Screen Design

TAICHI switches seamlessly between slim multi-touch tablet and fully featured ultrabook simply by lifting a finger, for unparalleled mobile flexibility

Kuala Lumpur (22 January 2013)  ASUS today announces on the launching of TAICHI, a sleek and stylish ultrabook with an innovative back-to-back dual-screen design for unparalleled mobile flexibility. TAICHI™ features a powerful Intel® Core™ quad-core processor and two back-to-back Full HD screens for sharing information in exciting new ways, all in a slender profile that tapers to a mere 3mm and weighs just 1.25kg.

Notebook and tablet in one single, stunning design

With a unique dual-display design and stunning black-mirror finish, ASUS TAICHI™ combines the best features of both multi-touch tablet and ultrabook — and switches seamlessly between the two simply by lifting a finger. Lid open, TAICHI is a powerful ultrabook with a Full HD screen, backlit keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad for making light work of demanding productivity tasks. Lid closed, TAICHI becomes a lightweight tablet with a Full HD multi-touch screen, for easy and intuitive use on the move.  

Dual screens for exciting new ways to share information

TAICHI’s back-to-back dual-screens can be used both simultaneously and independently for exciting new ways to share information, enjoy multimedia and work with apps. With the lid open and both screens upright, TAICHI can share a presentation or movie to an audience on both sides, removing the need for a bulky projector or clumsy external display. IPS display technology also ensures a brilliant image on both screens, with extremely accurate colour reproduction and 178° wide viewing angle for outstanding clarity. TAICHI also features a stylus for pinpoint precision with productivity and creative apps.

High-end specification with incredible sound

ASUS TAICHI™ features a powerful Intel® quad-core i7 or dual-core i5 processor with 4GB memory, Intel® HD 4000 graphics and a choice of blazingly fast 128GB or 256GB SSD storage. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel® WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer high-performance wireless connectivity, while two USB 3.0 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and rapid mobile device recharging.

ASUS SonicMaster technology, developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, delivers astonishing sound quality on TAICHI with all kinds of listening material. TAICHI also features a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and second 720p HD video camera, a noise-suppressing array microphone for crystal-clear video chat in challenging environments and up to 5 hours’ battery life (measured with Wi-Fi web browsing).

SPECIFICATIONS

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  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3317U processor
  • Tablet: 11.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) with 250 nits backlight support (10 fingers Touch)
  • Notebook: 11.6” Full HD (1920 x 1080) with 280 nits backlight support
  • Windows 8
  • Integrated HD Graphics 4000
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM, 256GB SATA III SSD
  • Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 (10x faster than USB 2.0)

PRICING AND AVAILABILITY 

ASUS TAICHI™ will be available from Week 5 of January 2013 at authorized ASUS resellers. Introduction Price: RM 3,999