Asus Delays Dual-Screen Taichi Ultrabook

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jgottberg

It's unique all right but not sure how useful the two screens would be. I think it's a cool concept and am trying to rationalize the second screen but nothing is coming to mind. If it swung out or something so that both screens could be used in a dual monitor setup, that would be AWESOME. But to have a second screen facing away from you, that doesn't make much sense.

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Trooper_One

Not sure if it'll allow the back display while the front is being used, but if it could, it may be used in a business environment where the sales rep is typing in a list of items to be sold while the client can see what's being entered while sitting opposite to the sales rep.

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Paul_Lilly

The second screen is there so you use it as a tablet after you've closed the notebook.

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Cregan89

Another important aspect of the Taichi form factor that I think a lot of people don't realize is that you can spin the device around to use the back like a tablet, but you can angle it on it's hinges. This solves what I think is the single biggest flaw in the tablet form factor, tablets are extremely awkward to use on a flat surface (either a table or your lap).

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tony2tonez

I was going with Battleship.

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jgottberg

Ahhh ok. Kind of like the Dell Inspiron with the screen that flips.

Screen protector manufacturers are licking their lips for this product... Gotta protect that second exposed screen somehow when stowing it :)

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Paul_Lilly

Exactly. You can find more info (and a goofy video) on the Taichi's product page.

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jgottberg

Awesome, thanks for the link!

And yes, goofy captures the essence of that little commercial. I had to double take a couple times though because it looked like Guy Pierce. If they really wanted to get my attention, they should have used "The most interesting man in the world" for that vid. :)

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