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Asus Taichi

Asus Taichi
alaScore 94

24 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. There are some less positive reviews about the value for money.

usability, design

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Mouse & Pointing Devices the Asus Taichi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 24 reviews)

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Asus Taichi

 

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 review (11.6-inch)

 

Since Windows 8's debut last October, PC manufacturers have all followed pretty much the same playbook. Build a laptop with a touchscreen? Check. A docking laptop / tablet hybrid? Check. A strange, hinged device that twists and turns from tablet to...

Both displays look great ; Relatively light and thin ; Solid gesture and touch response

Terrible battery life ; Expensive ; Some problematic performance quirks ; Touchpad has issues

Originality does not a compelling product make

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Asus Taichi

 

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,...

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ASUS TAICHI

 

It's the best of all worlds with the ASUS TAICHI, bringing together your tablet and notebook into one computer. You can complete your work anywhere with this all-in-one device.

The TAICHI can be used in more than four modes, making sharing your display quick and simple. Having an Ethernet port gives you one more way to connect to the internet

The battery life is a dismal five hours, and there isn't an option for expandable storage

Having the option to share your screen in a number of different ways is extremely convenient, but having to plug in after a few hours of use is frustrating.

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Asus Taichi review

 

A Windows 8 laptop with an extra screen in the lid

Dual 1080p screens ; Bang & Olufsen audio ; Comfortable, backlit keyboard ; 256GB SSD ; Windows 8

Average battery life ; Only 4GB RAM ; Dim screen ; Huge price tag

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Asus Taichi review

 

Two dispays are better than one, Sexy looks, Bold approach to Windows 8

Screens prone to smudges, Not powerful enough for gaming, A tad bulky

'The Taichi\x92s screen-on-screen action could be exactly what some people want \x96 be they business types, show-offs or just wildly popular Ultrabook users who never get any peace from their adoring fans. It is a touch too unwieldy to use as a...

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Asus Taichi Review

 

A beautiful Ultrabook maverick that confirms two HD screens can definitely be better than one

Asus Taichi 21 review – intro There’s nothing Asus loves to do more than stick a screen, keyboard or even a whole tablet where gadget laws say it simply shouldn’t go. Take the Taichi – it’s lik

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Asus Taichi review

 

Windows 8 is designed to work well on both laptops and tablets, so it was only a matter of time before we saw a hybrid of the two. The Asus Taichi is like no laptop we've seen before; as well as a normal 1080p screen on the inside, there's a 1080p...

The extra screen is a neat idea but ultimately the Taichi is a jack of all trades and master of none

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Asus Taichi

 

Hands-on: What's better than one 1080p IPS screen in an 11-inch laptop? Two, of course.

The massive trackpad is lovely to use and of course supports Windows 8 multi-touch gestures. Interestingly, the Taichi’s ‘inner’ screen doesn’t support touch, so this definitely a necessity when using it in ‘laptop mode’.

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Asus Taichi

 

The Taichi is an experiment. While some may find a use for its dual screens, and it's built well enough, the lack of a touchscreen on the interior and troubling battery life could put even those people off.

Both screens are full HD and IPS ; Backlit keyboard is decent ; Affordable price for the hardware involved

Poor battery life ; Interior screen isn't touch, which can lead to some frustrating moments

The Asus Taichi is expected to hit stores in Australia mid-November.

Product Specifications

Configuration

Apple Lightning Connector: No
Built-in Storage Capability: No
Charging Unit Included: No
Force / Vibrate Feedback: No
Read / Write Functionality: No
Scrolling Function: No
Scrolling Type:Not Applicable
Scrolling Wheel: No
USB:Not Applicable
USB Hub: No

General Features

Battery-free Mouse: No
Gaming Product: No
Graphic Tablet with Mouse:Not Applicable
Graphic Tablet with Pen:Not Applicable
Input Registration:Not Applicable
Notebook Mouse: No
Platform:Mobile Phone
Type:STYLUS PENS
Type of Connection:Not Applicable
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