If money is not a problem then you’ll get nice ultrabook with 2 screens for a daily routine that should be covered to protect second screen while unused.
In an effort to keep abreast of the changing times and cutting-edge technologies, ASUS, a successful manufacturer of PC components, laptops, displays, mobile phones and optical drives, gave life to a real techno wonder – the dual-display ASUS TAICHI convertible. Is there anything special about it? Let’s have a quick look through our review.
Created to play the role of both notebook and tablet, the ASUS TAICHI sports a truly revolutionary design, which offers users a variety of opportunities to use the device in different configurations. This stylish hybrid with an all-over sleek black satin finish comes with displays on both the front and the rear, embodying elegance and high-end form.
The lid’s outside has a touchscreen embedded into it, so when the machine is closed, it becomes a tablet, opening up a whole bunch of tempting mobile features. For touch-typing, working with documents etc. the Taichi can be used in a notebook mode with a backlit QWERTY keyboard and a trackpad that complement the overall design. The keyboard delivers an amazingly pleasant and comfortable typing experience with its keys having a decent amount of travel, while the trackpad, featuring the hidden mouse buttons, is smooth and responsive while navigating.
The ASUS TAICHI will go on sale with 11.6-inch or 13.3-inch displays utilizing an FHD/Super IPS+ panel sporting a max resolution of 1,920×1,080 pixels. The machine’s touchscreen will be also available with stylus support. What is most remarkable is that the Taichi’s displays can be used independently so two people can simultaneously share one laptop with completely different content on each screen.
The ultrabook’s “inside” display features an anti-glare matte finish, allowing for an easy and comfortable work especially in bright light. With a more glossy finish, the touch-capable mirror-like rear display delivers a strikingly bright and vibrant color quality and responsiveness.
Though it’s skinny and feather-light (up to 2.5 pounds), the ASUS Taichi ultrabook comes with a wide selection of ports and connections: a lock toggle, a mini VGA, two USB 3.0 ports, a power port, a headphone jack, a micro DVI, a volume up/down switch and a rotation lock button; a power button sits on the left side of the machine (when in tablet mode). In terms of wireless connectivity, the Taichi offers dual band 802.11n Wi-Fi option and Bluetooth 4.0.
The ASUS TAICHI will hit the market with the following specifications: the latest generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel Core i5-3317U or i7-3317U CPUs, 4GB RAM, 128GB or 256GB of solid-state storage. The system will run Windows 8 Home Premium 64-bit, the latest version of the Microsoft’s operating system. All specs considered, the Taichi ultraportable is going to be a strong performer that can adapt to any of your computing needs, especially for those always on the go.
Consumers can expect to buy the ASUS TAICHI in USA staring from Ocotber 26, the date of official launch of Windows 8. It is estimated that the TAICHI best and lowest price will start at $1,200, however, that amount will cover the base-level configuration with a 11.6-inch display. More power will cost more, so if you want to buy the ASUS TAICHI powered by an i7 chip and a larger SSD, you will have to pay a price of about $1,600 for it.