STOP: Forget the MacBook Air and the Yoga, this is the ultrabook you want:

What if I told you you could have a really premium ultrabook perfectly designed for Windows 8 with the same dimensions as a MacBook Air, the same battery life, the same aluminum build quality and the same internals (CPU, GPU, RAM, HDD all identical).

Now what if I told you the screen wasn't just 1600x900 like the Lenovo Yoga or 1366x768 like the MacBook Air, but a Full-HD 1920x1080 display.

And what if I said you could also convert this ultrabook into a 10-finger touch tablet and it comes with a pen (unlike the Yoga).

This is a product that actually exists from a top Windows OEM, but you might have dismissed it probably for a dumb superficial reason. The way it was marketed was very gimmicky and very strange. You didn't get it, but you need to take a closer look if you're in the market for a premium ultrabook:

MacBook Air (11" 1366x768)
11.8 x 0.68 x 7.56 inches

Asus Taichi (11" 1920x1080)

12 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches

MacBook Air (1.7GHz Core i5 128GB)
5 hrs battery = $1,099

Asus Taichi (1.7GHz Core i5 128GB)
5 hrs battery = $1,299

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Forget the gimmicky presentation of using 2 screens at once, you don't ever have to do that. Think about how you would actually use this ultrabook. How the screen would never have your finger prints all over it because you only touch the back. Think about how easy it is to convert to tablet mode just by closing the lid and how you can actually write and draw on the top of your ultrabook when laying flat on a desk or your lap. Think about how this is thinner and weighs less than any transformer-style hybrid in laptop mode.

If Windows 8 is really about "PC Plus" this is literally "PC Plus" the same MacBook Air ultrabook chassis with an upgraded screen and a tablet added to the lid for only $200.

LENOVO YOGA
13.3" 1600x900
3.4lbs
13.1 x 8.9 x 0.67 inches
4-cell battery $1,100

ASUS TAICHI
11.6" 1920x1080 +pen
2.7lbs
12 x 7.8 x 0.6 inches - tapers from .2" to .6"
6-cell battery $1,300

More details at Amazon

At 2.7lbs the Taichi is actually the thinnest and lightest of all Windows 8 convertibles.
Similar to a MacBook Air it has a wedge shape and tapers from 5mm to 17mm.

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UPDATE: MORE VIDEOS

INTEL CONVERTIBLES COMMERCIAL (feat. Asus Taichi):


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ASUS TV COMMERCIAL:

ASUS TAICHI, A Naturally Perfect Combination. (via asus)