TP300L and N542L Windows 8.1 laptops outed in FCC filing
Ever since the release of Windows 8 in late 2008, we’ve seen a number of notebooks capable of transforming into tablets and back at the drop of a hat. Taiwanese PC vendor Asustek, which has to its credit such ambitious devices as the dual-screen Taichi 21 and the three-in-one Transformer Book Trio, is getting ready to introduce two Lenovo Yoga-like laptops with 360º-adjustable touch screen panels.
Outed by documents Asus filed with the FCC last month, the Vivobook TP300L/Q302L and N542L/Q502L both sport high-definition touch screens that can be rotated all the way back to a point where both the screen and the keyboard are facing exactly opposite directions. While the former is a 13-incher, the latter has a 15-inch display.
Here’s what the two nearly identical user manuals filed with the FCC have to say on the subject: “Your Notebook PC’s touch screen panel can be adjusted all the way into a 360º angle. This feature allows you to quickly turn your device from a Notebook PC into a touch-enabled tablet PC.”
“This high-definition touch screen panel provides excellent viewing features for photos, videos, and other multimedia files on your Notebook PC. It also allows you to operate it using touch screen gesture.”
German site Mobilegeeks.de, which discovered the FCC filings, expects the company to make the two convertibles official at the upcoming Computex 2014 trade event (June 3-7). We will update you when more details are available.