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Asus Taichi 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews of Asus Taichi 21. The average rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the portability and usability. The design and performance also get good opinions, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and energy efficiency. Comments are divided on the image quality.

screen, performance, design, usability, portability

battery, touchpad, energy, connectivity

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus Taichi 21 from 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 Reviewers really like the screen and design.

design, screen

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

This summary is based on the product: 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, 2015

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

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: (

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: (

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: Dana Wollman (

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


More Info ASUS reveals TAICHI convertible notebook / tablet with dual 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch displays ASUS TAICHI dual-screen Ultrabook

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

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

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: K. T. Bradford (

Asus Taichi 21 Review


Whether or not you're a fan of Windows 8, you have to admit that it has inspired laptop makers to get seriously creative with their designs. Some of it is an effort to take advantage of the operating system's features and functions, but a lot of it is...

Innovative design and concept ; Light for a laptop even with two displays ; Full HD resolution on both displays ; Outer display is touch and stylus-enabled

Short battery life ; Heavy for a tablet ; Uncomfortably high temperatures on the bottom ; Few ports ; No apps to take advantage of dual-screen design ; Performance goes down in Dual-Screen Mode

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.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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 (

Asus Taichi 21


Promising laptop with bad battery life and troublesome touchpad

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (

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

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Two excellent IPS displays, Impressively thin despite extra screen, Solid ultrabook design and performance

Expensive, Interior screen lacks touch, Gorilla Glass on lid adds weight, Disappointing battery life

At this point, we're not wildly enthused about any Windows 8 convertible device. The Taichi is one of the best-built of the handful we've seen. But for the asking price, you could get a nice single-screen ultrabook with better battery life and have...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


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: Yes


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


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8


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


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:QS77
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3317U / I7-3517U