Notebook with Two Screens from Asus Comes to Brazil

Taichi wheel Windows operating system 8 and also works as a tablet

Asus presented this Tuesday (23) his first products with Windows 8. The new product line of the company of Taiwan includes notebooks, tablets, tablet and notebook hybrid devices and also all-in-one desktops. The products start arriving in November to several countries, including Brazil.

The highlight of the new line is the notebook Taichi. He has two screens and can also be used as a tablet. In your conventional position, Taichi is a notebook with a 11.6-inch screen, Windows 8 system and Core i line processor, Intel. The differential of the device is that the back of the screen, usually used only as a notebook cover, is also a screen.

To take advantage of the screen, the four modes of use brings Taichi, activated by a button on the keyboard:

-Turn the rear screen notebook: the Taichi works as a normal netbook

-Tablet mode: turn the front screen and switch on the rear. So, the notebook closed is used as a tablet, since the rear screen is sensitive to touch.

-Mirror Mode: in this mode, the contents of the front screen is reproduced on the back. So, who is behind the laptop can see the same image of who operates the laptop. Is a useful mode for work presentations, among other tasks.

-Extended mode: in this mode, the rear screen can be used to display content that is not displayed on the screen. In this way, who operates the notebook can show different content from being displayed on the touch screen of the notebook.

In the United States, the price will come to $ Taichi $1,299 (Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD storage), $ $1,499 (Core i5, 4 GB of RAM and a 256 GB) and $ $1,599 (Core i7, 4 GB of RAM and a 256 GB). All these models have 11.6-inch screens, but larger versions, with 13.6-inch screens, also will arrive to the market soon.

Other releases

ASUS took advantage of the event to show their other devices with Windows 8. They will arrive to the market from the beginning of November. See what are:

Vivobook-Notebook with touch screen and Windows 8, available in versions with screens of 11.6, 14 and 15.6 inches. Get audio with SonicMaster technology, developed by Asus. In the United States, will arrive with prices starting from $ $499 (11.6-inch model with Core i3 chip, 4 GB RAM and 500 GB).

Zenbook Touch-New version of ultrabook Zenbook, now with touch screen and Windows 8. The Zenbook Touch keeps the features of Zenbook, i.e., it is extremely thin, has 13.3-inch screen and fast boot (less than 10 seconds to complete boot and 2 seconds to return from hibernation). Will be available in configurations with Core i5 or i7 chip and 128 or 256 GB of storage.

Transformer Book-Notebook with 13.3-inch screen and detachable screen, which works also as a tablet. Will have versions with Core i5 and Core i7 chips. The storage is 128 GB on part of the screen (which also doubles as tablet) and 500 GB in the dock, which includes keyboard and ports.

VivoTab-An evolution of the Eee Pad Transformer, the new tablet from Asus comes in versions with Windows RT (10.1-inch screen and Nvidia Tegra chip 3 of 1.3 GHz and four cores) and Windows 8 (11.6-inch screen and Intel Atom chip). Both devices can be embedded in keyboards, as well as notebooks. The keyboard, in addition to providing connections to the tablet, bring an extra battery.

Asus all-in-one PC-All-in-one computer that combines CPU and monitor in one piece. The most sophisticated version of this PC has screen that can also be used horizontally. Has 23-inch screen, Nvidia GT 630 and will be available in versions with Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, up to 8 GB RAM and 2 TB of storage.

* The journalist traveled at the invitation of Asus.

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