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Asus' wild new Windows 8 laptops and tablets (pictures)

Dual-screened, flippable, ultrabooks with touch: Asus announced a menagerie of new ultraportables and tablets at IFA. Check out all of them.

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Scott Stein
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The Asus Taichi, an utterly odd laptop/tablet with a dual-sided display, in tablet mode.
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The Asus Taichi, flipping over to notebook mode.
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The Taichi showing off its back screen.
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The Asus Transformer Book is a convertible notebook with a detachable upper screen. Processor options include an Intel Core i7.
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The Asus Vivo Tab is a tablet with detachable optional keyboard, available in both Windows RT and full Windows 8 flavors. The Atom-based Vivo has an 11.6-inch screen with Wacom digitizer stylus support.
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A look at the Vivo Tab RT, the Windows RT version: it's slightly thinner and lighter than the full Windows 8 Vivo Tab, and has a smaller 10.1-inch screen, but lacks Wacom digitizer support.
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The Windows 8 Vivo Tab, with keyboard and stylus.
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The Windows RT Vivo Tab RT, with keyboard.
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The Asus Zenbook Prime UX21 Touch is the first Asus Zenbook with a multitouch display. Its specs otherwise match those of the rest of the current ultrabook landscape.
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The Zenbook U500VZ is a 15-inch slim laptop with high-end specs: Nvidia GT650M graphics, a quad-core Core i7 CPU, optional dual SSD drives, and -- yes -- a number pad.

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