In Pictures: 15 hot Windows 8 hybrid notebooks and...
In Pictures: 15 hot Windows 8 hybrid notebooks and tablets
Microsoft's Windows 8 launch on October 26 is nearly here, and new device announcements are coming so fast you need a scorecard to keep up. One of the big themes with this touch-centric Windows release is touchscreens on everything including Ultrabooks, tablets with keyboard docks, or new all-in-one convertible PCs. Some critics aren't buying the hybrid device craze that Windows 8 is inspiring, but if you ever wanted to a touch-enabled laptop, there's never been a better time to buy.
The Asus Taichi is a prototypical Ultrabook except that it has a display on the backside of the screen where you usually see the company's branding. The double-sided Taichi will feature 11.6-inch screens with 1920-by-1080 resolution, Ivy Bride Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 256 GB SSD storage, and 802.11n Wi-Fi. A 13.3-inch version is also in the works, the 11.6-inch device is available for pre-order now at Amazon, Newegg, and other retailers.