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It’s a laptop, a tablet and an ultrabook at the same time, and when you think about it that way, you start to see why the new Asus ultrabook can do pretty much anything. Asus has certainly thought about everything when designing the Taichi 21 hybrid ultrabook, the most recent release from the company, which runs on Windows 8 and features two touchscreens.

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This is why I am super excited for Windows 8 beyond simply the OS usage itself. It is pushing the boundaries of hardware while also making the hardware functional. Sure, there were tablet or convertible PCs with XP and 7 but 8 makes it a usable experience.
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This is why I am super excited for Windows 8 beyond simply the OS usage itself. It is pushing the boundaries of hardware while also making the hardware functional. Sure, there were tablet or convertible PCs with XP and 7 but 8 makes it a usable experience.

I completely agree with you, I do love the Taichi by Asus but I will be waiting for the ultrabook / tablet lineup once Intel Haswell comes out. I already have a first generation ultrabook, so there is no need to upgrade urgently. I am super excited since it looks like Haswell will give ultrabooks way better battery life and still retain great performance.
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Asus also announced that the price would be around $2k.

That price is WAY too high.
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post #4 of 13
Do not want it at that price.
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you know, crappy touch-screens aside, this implementation was what I grew up understanding tablets to be...then they redefined the word, and all the tablets I used are now convertibles, or hybrids. Bleh.
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Asus also announced that the price would be around $2k.
That price is WAY too high.

The Newegg preorder page is showing $1299.
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Asus also announced that the price would be around $2k.
That price is WAY too high.
I order 22 of them for 1100. Compared to the Surface pro, it is a great buy.
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I got the Smsung Ativ Pro. You are right -- windows 8 is wonderful on these devices. I will probably buy a haswell based device when they come out so my wife and I can both have them thumb.gif
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The Newegg preorder page is showing $1299.

That's the old price.

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121130PD207.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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