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Asus Taichi 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 118 reviews of Asus Taichi 21. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the image quality and connectivity.

screen, performance, usability, design, portability

battery, touchpad, energy, connectivity, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Asus Taichi 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Taichi 21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus Taichi 21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design.

design, screen

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus 11.6-inch TaiChi Convertible Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet (Silver/Black) - (Intel Core i7 3537U 3.1GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT,Asus 11.6-inch TaiChi Convertible Touchscreen Laptop/Tablet (Silver/Black) - (Intel Core i7 3537U 3.1GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 256GB SSD, LAN, WLAN, BT,

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Notebookcheck's Best of November 2012

 

Long live the laptop. A smart tablet instead of a heavy laptop? Do men and women only buy tablets these days? We don't think so, since the spectrum of offers available for laptops leading up to Christmas is bigger than ever: Windows 8 touchscreens,...

That the driver update for AMDs FirePro irons out some problems, but in exchange primarily leads to a noticeable reduced performance in the CAD area of all things

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Taichi 21 Convertible Ultrabook

 

Revolutionary. One device designed for all jobs. Browsing, presentations, typing, mobility and working with a partner. The simple idea of installing a dual-TFT on the front and rear is to revolutionize using a Windows PC.

Low weight, slim casing, High-end aluminum looks, Adapter VGA/RJ45 included, Compelling input devices, Matte FHD screen, Bright FHD screen, High contrast, Backlit keyboard (3 levels), Extreme application performance due to very swift SSD, Two perfect...

Few interfaces, Limited extendibility, Inner screen dims on battery power, Short battery life, Long recharge times, CPU throttling at simultaneous GPU load, Apart from a higher brightness, only a longer battery life

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Distro 78: Convertible Asus Taichi 21 mit zwei Bildschirmen

 

Nachdem ASUS in zwei kurzen Minuten mit diesem Werbespot illustrierte, wie gut sich ein Laptop mit zwei Bildschirmen beim Kaffeekränzchen macht, haben unsere US-Kollegen untersucht, ob sich das Windows 8-Convertible auch unter ernsthafteren Bedingungen...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

ASUS TAICHI 21 review: are two screens better than one?

 

The TAICHI has an inventive dual-screen design with fast performance, wide viewing angles and decent audio. But we'd rather wait for a second-gen model with better battery life.

Innovative design ; Great viewing angles on both displays ; Fast performance ; Supports pen input ; Good sound quality

Short battery life ; Interior screen doesn't support touch ; Runs hot ; Some touchpad issues

Around the time I wrote this review, I was also working on Engadget's first-ever laptop buyer's guide . I was sure the TAICHI would be a shoo-in for the convertible section, what with its innovative design and sterling spec sheet. Unfortunately, as...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus Taichi 21

 

Hybrid ultrabooks are getting weird. There's been a "try it and see" attitude displayed by most manufacturers lately as they grapple with the "tablet-ification" of laptops and the various design problems that come with it. Nowhere is this more evident...

Dual-display combines laptop and tablet functionality. Gorilla Glass on lid is stylish looking. Quality construction. Intel Core i7 and 256GB solid-state drive

Dual-display seems needlessly redundant and doesn't always work smoothly. Trackpad required driver update to be usable. Short battery life. No touch on interior screen

The Asus Taichi 21 offers a unique dual-display design, but the end result is a good ultrabook combined with a middling tablet, at a fairly high price.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus Taichi 21 review:

 

One of the most unusual Windows 8 systems seen to date is the Asus Taichi. And that's saying something, as we've already seen laptops with screens that flip, fold, rotate, slide, and separate completely from the bottom half of the clamshell.

The Asus Taichi 21 offers a clever implementation of a dual-screen design in a slim Core i7 chassis.

Only one of the screens is touch-enabled, which feels like a major oversight. There are probably only a handful of situations where you'd need an outward-facing display.

More of a clever proof-of-concept than a practical product, the Asus Taichi still delivers on its basic promise, combining two displays for a unique take on the laptop/tablet/hybrid genre.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Taichi 21 Review

 

The Asus Taichi 21 is undoubtedly novel and its design is interesting. A laptop with two screens that isn't bulky or needlessly gimmicky, the Taichi hopes to stand above the Windows 8 competition. But double the screen doesn't mean double the fun.

Oh Asus, you tried so hard to impress us with the Taichi 21 – and it worked … at first. The idea behind this hybrid is cool and different, and we want to like it. We wish the battery life was a little longer, the bottom was less toasty, and the Taichi...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

ASUS Taichi 21 Review

 

ASUS' Taichi 21 offers an innovative dual-screen design in a lightweight chassis along with impressive sound. Not only is it easy to change from notebook to tablet mode, you can use the external screen for giving presentations. And while there's...

Unique dual-screen design, Bright, colorful displays, Great sound, Extremely light, Supports pen input

Short battery life, Laptop screen lacks touch, No SD Card Slot, Thick bezel for main display, Touchpad sometimes jumpy

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: Josh Fields (reviewed.com)

Asus Taichi 21

 

Promising laptop with bad battery life and troublesome touchpad

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

ASUS Taichi 21

 

Gorgeous, slim, very light, dual 1080p IPS displays, good performance

Inner display doesn't support touch, short battery life, expensive

After the June announcement's shock and awe wore off, the Asus Taichi seemed flashy rather than brilliant. After all, few of us really have use for two displays and those displays add weight and reduce durability (the lid is a piece of glass). Sure,...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Rear camera: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5

Configuration

Convertible: Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:2D / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Convertible: Yes
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:QS77
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I7-3517U
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31