Dual screen Windows 8 Asus Taichi notebook priced at $1,299

One of the cooler Windows 8-based notebooks looks to be the Asus Taichi, which has two touch screens that will allow for some interesting features and applications. Today, a number of retailers started taking pre-orders for the 11.6 inch Asus Taichi, for its launch on October 26th.

Asus's pre-order page displays links to retailers like Amazon, NewEgg and others. They show that the Asus Taichi 21-DH51 model is priced at $1,299, with a Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD.

Another model, the Asus Taichi 21-DH71, is priced at $1,599 on retail web sites. It has an Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 256 SSD.

Asus is also taking pre-orders for the somewhat more conventional ASUS VivoBook X202E-DH31T notebook. The 11.6 inch laptop has a touch screen, a Intel Core i3-3217U 1.8 GHz processor, 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. It is priced at $599.

Asus has announced plans to release both an Intel Windows 8 tablet and an NVIDIA Windows RT tablet. It appears that the Windows RT tablet, the Asus Vivo Tab RT, is now available for pre-order in places like TigerDirect.com for $599.

Source: Asus | Image via Asus

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