Fresh after announcing its ZenBook Pro lineup, Asus wraps up its press conference at Computex 2018 with a wild unveiling. Dubbed Project Precog, Asus announces a dual-screen notebook that capitalises on AI and does away with keyboards.
Project Precog is a fully-fledged convertible with plenty of versatile modes. Users can put it in stand mode for a traditional experience. Book mode provides a dual view with a vertical cut. Tend mode is great for presentations, while flat mode lets users share their PC with others.
The notebook features an adaptive input experience. It automatically allows access to its touch screen after unplugging a physical mouse or keyboard. As for the Precog’s own keyboard, it’s fully digital. Using its AI capabilities, it detects when your hands approach the screen to make it available. Even more impressive is that the laptop adjusts the keyboard’s position depending on where your hands are located.
Asus demonstrates this concept further with the example of a stylus. The laptop can correctly predict that you intend to use it for drawing and free up the screen accordingly. Combining dual-screen and predictive AI, users can also increase their productivity in Microsoft Office. In Excel, the Precog conveniently provides graphics suggestions for its data via its second screen.
Precog’s camera supports real-time object and face detection. Furthermore, it profiles, tunes, and deploys deep neural networks.
Asus plans to launch Project Precog some time in 2019. Even though a price range hasn’t been revealed, the concept is an exciting take on how PCs can continue to evolve.