The price tag includes an accessory dock with a built-in keyboard and battery
Taiwanese PC maker Asus saw major growth in its tablet shipments in the third quarter with the launch of Google's Nexus 7, and projects the shipments will reach at least 10 million units next year.
These new machines can be purchased with either Windows 8 or Canonical's popular OS.
Asustek's innovative laptop-tablet hybrid called Taichi is now on sale in the U.S. starting at $1,299.
Hewlett-Packard may be pushed aside by a quick-moving Lenovo as the top PC maker in the world, according to a pair of dueling reports from industry analysts.
Asus' first batch of Windows 8 tablets won't come cheap, at least according to a leaked product roadmap.
Looking under the hood of two competing systems, we found considerable similarity in the way ultrathin laptops are sandwiched together.