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Asus Taichi is dual-screen Ultrabook hybrid

A Windows 8 laptop and tablet in one

Asus has revealed its Taichi, a hybrid Ultrabook and tablet with dual screens.

The firm has taken the Computex conference to unveil its innovative laptop come tablet which has not one, but two screens. The Taichi will come in 11.6in and 13.3in models running on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

Asus Taichi

Asus said: "With a touch screen on the outside of the lid, the Taichi opens up a whole host of new mobile possibilities as it plays the role of both ultrabook and tablet."

"With the lid open, the Taichi is just like any ultrabook computer, and comes complete with a full-size Qwerty backlit keyboard and track pad. With the lid closed, however, the TAICHI instantly becomes a multi-touch tablet computer with stylus support, bringing a degree of flexibility that has never before been experienced on an ordinary ultrabook." it added.

The two screens which the Taichi wields don't just mirror each other either. They are totally independent so can be used for two different things simultaneously. Asus said the Taichi is as thin and light as its Zenbook laptop.

It will be powered by an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, a solid state drive and have dual band Wi-Fi.

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