Asus is contributing to the convertible craze this year with its new Windows 8-based Taichi. But unlike most hybrid PCs, which sport one screen that can be viewed in either tablet or notebook mode, the Taichi is unique in that it has two separate screens that function independently of one another. One screen is located on each side of the notebook's upper lid, allowing two different users to view two different apps at the same time for maximum productivity.
The dual-screen Taichi comes in either an 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch model with LED-backlit displays. Under the hood is an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7 processor and 4GB of RAM. The new Taichi starts at $1,299 and is expected to be available at the end of October.