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ASUS Taichi 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the energy efficiency and usability. The portability and design also get good feedback, whereas the touchpad and value for money get critical reviews.

screen, design, portability, usability, energy

battery, value for money, touchpad

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 57 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS Taichi 21

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 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 Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

design, value for money

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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,

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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

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Review Asus Taichi 21 Convertible Ultrabook

 

Revolutionary. One device designed for all jobs. Browsing, presen

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

Few interfaces; Limited extendibility; Inner screen dims on battery power; Short battery life; Long recharge times; CPU throttling at simultaneous GPU load

Throttling in the stress test. The ZenBook UX21A (11.6 inches) featuring the same CPU in an equally slim casing did not exhibit this problem.

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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.

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Asus Taichi 21-DH71

 

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.

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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.

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ASUS Taichi 21

 

The ASUS Taichi 21 breaks the mold for Windows 8 hybrids with its dual-screen design, but its short battery life is a dealbreaker.

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

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...

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ASUS Taichi 21 Windows 8 hybrid Ultrabook review

 

The ASUS Taichi 21 makes the notebook-to-tablet conversion as easy as closing the lid

Easily use it as a notebook or as a tablet ; Dual Full HD screens ; Solid build and firm keyboard

Top-heavy design ; Can get noticeably warm ; Touchpad not great

The ASUS Taichi 21 is a hybrid Ultrabook that ships with two Full HD screens. Open the lid to use it as a laptop, close the lid to use it as a tablet. It's easy to use and it provides a very good tablet experience. It's not perfect though: we think it...

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Taichi 21 Windows 8 hybrid Ultrabook review

 

The ASUS Taichi 21 is a hybrid Ultrabook that ships with two Full HD screens. Open the lid to use it as a laptop, close the lid to use it as a tablet. It's easy to use and it provides a very good tablet experience. It's not perfect though: we think it...

Easily use it as a notebook or as a tablet Dual Full HD screens Solid build and firm keyboard

Top-heavy design Can get noticeably warm Touchpad not great

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ASUS Taichi 21 hybrid Ultrabook (preview)

 

ASUS serves up a two-screen laptop that also doubles as a slate device

Use it as a tablet or as a notebook

Battery life is sure to be low

The ASUS Taichi is an innovative device that can be used either as a laptop or as a tablet. It has two screens, both of which are Full HD and based on IPS technology, and it will be available in Intel Core i5 or Core i7 configurations.

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Asus Taichi 21 reviewed: a luxurious laptop/tablet

 

Instead of producing an intricate hinge mechanism to turn the ASUS Taichi 21 from a laptop into a tablet, ASUS has simply slapped an extra screen on the back of the lid.

At $1,750 it is reasonably priced, but we found that its rivals deliver a more convincing all-round performance, often for less. In the face of this, the Asus Taichi 21 flounders.

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Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

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

Processor

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