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First demoed at Computexthe Taichi is finally available in retail after more than 9 months since ASUS first teased us with this interesting design.

Read on as we detail more about it and what the Taichi can do. Dead Simple Transformation When the lid is closed, the external display ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control as the tablet's display when the device is powered on, and when the lid is open form thereon, the machine automatically switches to notebook mode thus disabling the external display. However that's not all the secondary display can do. Having a secondary display means the Taichi is able to work in multiple modes.

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There is also a Screen Switch rocker on the external left side of the machine. Here's a quick rundown on the different modes the Taichi can be ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control in. Notebook mode - This is the typical notebook mode, where the primary internal display is active, and the secondary display on the back of the machine is disabled. Tablet mode - In this mode, the external display is active, while the internal screen is deactivated, whether or not the lid is closed or open. Mirror mode - In mirror mode, the external display mirrors what's shown on the internal display.

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Here, the external secondary display is now an extension of your desktop. The touch capabilities of the external display is still functional. Replaced again but I payed for an upgrade to get a Outside screen shattered, inside broken too. Again, while closely examining, I had the fuzzy white line in the middle and small punctures in the screen.

There's absolutely no bending or flexing anywhere in the laptop, and it feels very sturdy. The downside is that, between the metal body, the extra screen, and glass in the lid, the laptop is a bit heavier than some of its contemporaries—our The inch Taichi 31 weighs 3. This extra half-pound or so ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control make a huge difference for a laptop that you sling in a bag, but it does make the computer that much more awkward to use as a tablet—the Taichi makes a better tablet than many of the inch convertibles we've seen, but it's still a bit thick and heavy compared to something like an iPad or a Nexus tablet.

There are rubber feet on the bottom of the laptop, as is customary—ideally, these would keep it from sliding around on your desk. However, when the screen is fully open, the rear ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control of the lid makes contact with the desk and lifts up the rear base of the laptop just a bit. This angles the keyboard forward slightly, which we don't mind for typing, but it also lifts the laptop's rubber feet up off the desk, which seems to defeat the purpose.


These controls, which would normally be function buttons on the keyboard, have been added to the edges of the laptop for use in tablet mode. Because it's a tablet as well as a laptop, the Taichi 21 is outfitted with a few sensors that laptop's don't normally offer, such as accelerometer, e-compass, gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor. Two cameras are available for video chat or snapping photos, with a p webcam above ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control regular laptop display and a second 5MP camera with auto-focus on the tablet lid ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control. Our review unit was also equipped with a GB solid-state drive SSDoffering faster performance than traditional spinning hard drives, quicker booting, near-instant wake times, and because the drive has no moving parts, it's better suited for use in a device that will be picked up, moved, held at odd angles, and potentially dropped during use.

In addition to the Windows 8 operating system, you'll find a few extra programs on the SSD, but not many.

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Asus also includes branded basics like a calculator, converter for units of measurement, and a sample of Asus' WebStorage cloud backup. Additionally, the Taichi 21 includes Microsoft Office StarterSkype, SuperNote which allows you ASUS TAICHI 31 Display Control take notes using your own handwritingand FreshPaint, a stylus-friendly drawing program. Asus covers the Taichi 21 with both a one-year warranty covering parts and labor and one year of accident coverage.


Doubly important with the dual-monitor design, Asus includes a day "Zero Bright Dot" warranty. Performance Our review unit came equipped with an 1. TAICHI FIND ANOTHER MODEL. Get easy access to product support.

REGISTER YOUR PRODUCT · Driver & Tools · FAQ · Manual & Document · Warranty. Lid closed, TAICHI is a lightweight tablet with a slim, tapered profile and a multi-touch Full HD screen for intuitive fingertip control with Windows 8.

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