Notebooks and tablets have so far been a representation of two opposite concepts for digital gadgets. Hybrids usually only add a mobile keyboard so that you never miss the comfort of the notebook even though you bought a tablet. This time Asus have done it the other way round. They have added a tablet to the notebook and this is how we come up with Asus Taichi – the two-display machine.
Both displays are bright and have wide viewing angles thanks to the IPS technology
To be more specific – this ultra convertible device is not just a notebook, its powerful hardware specifications make it a carry-around work station. Both the notebook and the tablet sensor display on its back have a 13.3-inch diagonal at full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Both displays are bright and have wide viewing angles thanks to the IPS technology, the only difference comes from the touch-sensitive capabilities of the back tablet display which is a non-glare one.
Asus Taichi is available in two configurations both with 3rd generation CPUs
There is a dedicated key which controls the way you view contents on both displays. You are able to switch displays and thus move the same contents between them. They may both display the same contents or if you wish to show one thing on the back while viewing something different on the front. This makes the Asus Taichi a suitable machine for presentations and sharing. The graphics unit inside this Asus hybrid is Intel HD graphics 4000.
Along with the two displays this hybrid offers two cameras as well. The tablet camera is a 5MP one and features an automatic focusing at 1080p. The one inside works at 720p. The Taichi machine looks and feels well-built and the glossy finish makes its appearance elegant and chic.
The actual memory storage options are two SATA III 128GB or 256GB
The whole construction here is well-balanced unlike most tablet-notebook hybrids where the upper part is heavier and this makes them easily tumble over from your lap.
The performance is different as the Taichi is available in two configurations both with 3rd generation CPUs– Intel Core i5 and Corei7. Our test unit featured the first one at 1.7GHz, which can be overclocked up to 2.6GHz.
Here a 35Whr battery unit provides around 5 hours of worktime.
4GB of system memory facilitate the smooth performance. The actual memory storage options are two SATA III 128GB or 256GB.
The interface of Asus Taichi offers 1x Mini VGA port, 2x USB 3 ports, 1x micro HDMI with 1080p support, audio jack combo, DC jack, careen switch and a volume rocker. And last but not least, onboard power is a key factor as it’s directly related to the ultrabook’s productivity. Here a 35Whr battery unit provides around 5 hours of worktime.
This touch-sensitive device comes with the latest Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro platform.