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Over the past few weeks we have all seen quite a few interesting products and ideas emerge from Computex Taipei 2012, and many of them have caused quite a stir. Among the big hitters were the hybrids, Windows 8 devices, the next generation ultrabooks and, of course, innovation in components.

ASUS Transformer Book

The delectable ASUS Transformer Book

ASUS was considered by many to be one of the most aggressive at Computex this year with a slew of Windows 8 devices and solutions on display. The ASUS TAICHI is, of course, the most commented on with its hybrid features. Both an ultrabook and a multi-touch tablet, many of the features of the TAICHI remain under wraps, but there is just enough information to get tongues wagging.

It’s slim with brilliant double-sided LED-backlit IPS/FHD displays that can be used at the same time. It opens up quite a few interesting options in terms of user functionality and usability, and ASUS has promised that it will be as slim and portable as their ZENBOOK range. With third generation Intel Core processors, SSD storage and Wi-Fi being the features we know about, already this looks set to deliver something unique to market. Who knows, it may be slotting into a gap nobody realised was there, just like the netbook did.

ASUS Transformer AiO

The properly clever ASUS Transformer AiO at Computex 2012

The ASUS Transformer Book is a world first which allows users to instantly switch between ultrabook and tablet by just detaching the screen, and neatly straddles the two worlds of ultrabook and tablet. This particular device also runs Windows 8 with an Intel Core i7 processor, discrete graphics, SSD and HDD storage and plenty more. It almost feels like its cheating, snapping up three trends like that!

I have to admit that the device that really attracted my attention was the ASUS Transformer AiO. This is part tablet, part all-in-one PC that can switch between both forms and has dual operating systems. Android and Windows 8 come pre-loaded onto the system that includes an 18.4inch multi-touch LED display that can be detached from the base station and either used as a wireless display for the PC – allowing you to work from anywhere – or as an Android tablet. It’s an interesting idea that has captured the imagination of tech trend spotters.

ASUS Tablet 810 Computex 2012 trends

The ASUS Tablet 810 with Windows 8

Finally, ASUS revealed the Tablet 810 with Windows 8 and the ASUS Tablet 600 with Windows RT. They come with the ingenious mobile dock that’s now synonymous with ASUS’ tablets so they can be shut into compact ultraportables and decent feature specifications.

In my next piece I’ll be taking a look at the Transformer Infinity and other reveals from Computex 2012. I think that this year has shown that technology devices are starting to mimic the creatures they serve – different, varied, and demanding.

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