By Tim Murphy
on 6.27.12
Photo by Asus

Anyone who’s tried working off just a tablet for a day has experienced the ecstasy of an easy, lightweight carry, and the agony of hunching over a slightly inclined screen for 10 hours. Like other gadgets we’ve seen, the Asus Taichi aims to solve that dilemma by combining an ultrabook and tablet into one airy unit, this time, leveraging the duality of Windows 8.

11.6 and 13.3″ models will be available at launch, boasting 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolutions and companion HD cameras for video on both the exterior touchscreen tablet and internal laptop screen. True to its light carry aspirations, Asus has also promised that the Taichi will weigh below 3 pounds and measure .71″ thick, though it’s not clear whether those specs will apply to both models. Inside, each will feature Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor, 4GB of ram, and SSD storage.

Just in case using one screen isn’t enough, the Taichi can activate both displays simultaneously for sharing porn presentations in a pinch. So far, Asus is just showing prototypes, but we expect/hope the Taichi to go on sale later this year.

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