Today, at CES ASUS revealed new additions for its new 2013 lineup. The reveal includes several new laptops, tablets, and convertible notebooks.
The ASUS TAICHI is not necessarily a convertible notebook, instead its part multi-touch tablet and part ultrabook. The device will offer 11.6″ and 13.3″ models both equipped with double Sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD displays. Besides offering the functionality of a tablet, the device will still be equipped like an ultrabook complete with a third generation Intel processor, SSD storage, and a dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi. The device will also offer a full-size back-lit QWERTY keyboard and track pad. Additionally the device will also offer stylus support in tablet mode, offering even greater flexibility for users.
However, the true standout of this device is its dual-screen functionality. Despite the fact that both displays run off the same hardware each screen is completely independent of one another; and is able to run simultaneously to allow for the use of both a tablet and ultrabook at the same time.
The ASUS Transformer Book TX300CA is a new convertible ultrabook. The device will easily be able switch between notebook and tablet modes with its simple detachable display. The device will house a third generation Intel Core i7 Processor, with HD 4000 graphics, 4GB of DDR# dual channel RAM, dual SSD and HDD storage, Bluetooth 4.0 functionality and USB 3.0 support. The convertible notebook will also feature ASUS SonicMaster technology, an HD front-facing camera, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing.
The Ultraportable will be available with a 13″ 1920 x 1080 display with multi-touch capabilities, and a full detachable QWERTY keyboard.
The ASUS VivoTab is a smart tablet that will offer both utility and function with its Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor and 9.5 hour battery life. The VivoTab sports a 10.1-inch display with a 1366 x 768 HD resolution, wide 178-degree viewing angles, and five finger multi-touch support. The device is also easy to transport measuring in a 9.7-mm thick and weighing in at only 580-grams. The device also offers a TranSleeve keyboard which acts as a stand, cover, and keyboard all rolled into one.
Additional features include 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and a five-element lens and 108P full HD video recording, along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The device will also offer SonicMaster audio technology and a built in NFC sensor enabling the device to sync with other NFC-enabled devices.