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How do you offer a tablet with 32% more pixels than the iPad 3's Retina Display? By offering two 1920x1080 screens (total > 4 million+ pixels) like the Asus Taichi does. Talk about flexible-the Taichi is an ultrabook AND a dual-display tablet in one, with a 13.3-inch screen and a second 11.6-inch one). Why two displays? Asus says this could be for two workers, or to better share slideshows or presentations. The $1,299 price is more than double an iPad 3, but this is a Windows 8 tablet running the a high-end Intel Core i7 chip. Expect your company's alpha dog salespeople to clamor for the Taichi.
Manufacturers of these larger-than-iPad tablets hope that technical and weightsaving advances in touchscreens, chips and batteries, along with Windows 8's mobile-oriented overhaul will finally attract customers - especially enterprises overwhelmed by the iOS-led BYOD invasion. Take this XPS Duo 12 laptablet from Dell. Having used my share of Dell laptops, I'm instinctively wary. But this XPS Duo 12 laptablet looks awesome. Gizmodo agrees. The flip hinge lets your 12.5-inch, 1920-x1080 display rotate 180 degrees to switch between modes. There's Corning Gorilla Glass on the screen, and aluminum and carbon fiber on the case. Windows 8 and Intel Core i3/5/7 guts, along with weight that, like the Lenovo X23T, that will be closer to an actual Ultrabook or laptop. No price yet.
Another Windows 8/Intel Clover Trail convertible with a 11.6-inch, 1366x768 screen, there are a few things that distinguish Vivo Tab from the rest of the pack: a Wacom active digitizer for drawing with a stylus, NFC technology and Asus' recent success with making bigger hybrid tablets (the Transformer line). The price (sans $199 keyboard/battery) may be $799 (a 10-inch Nvidia Tegra 3 counterpart may be $599).