Asus Taichi Ultrabook 21
Dual-display combines laptop and tablet functionality.
Gorilla Glass on lid is stylish looking.
Intel Core i7 and 256GB solid-state drive.
Clever implementation of a dual-screen design in a slim Core i7 chassis.
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.
There are probably only a handful of situations where you'd need an outward-facing display.
By Engadget on January 17, 2014
The TAICHI has an inventive dual-screen design with fast performance, wide viewing angles and decent audio. But we'd rather wait for a second-gen model with better battery...62
By reviewed.com on October 08, 2013
Good idea, bad implementation Asus touts the Taichi 21 as the world's first dual-screen laptop/tablet hybrid. While that is very true, no one was asking for it. It would be one thing if the Taichi 21 revolutionized the tech world, but that just...70
By 5FWD on June 10, 2013
Is it a notebook? Is it a tablet? Nope: the folding Asus Taichi is both. Unfortunately, as you’ll see in the video review above, it’s a jack of all trades, and master of none. The keys are slipper, making typing tricky, and the screen...40
By LaptopMag on May 02, 2013
The ASUS Taichi 21 breaks the mold for Windows 8 hybrids with its dual-screen design, but its short battery life is a...50
By APC Magazine on April 09, 2013
Asus We're used to seeing interesting designs when it comes to Windows 8 tablets and convertibles, but the Taichi takes the cake for originality. Sitting in front of it with the lid open, it appears to be yet another...70
By Computer Shopper on February 22, 2013
Asus adds yet another variation to the hybrid laptop/tablet by sticking a touch screen on the outside of the lid as well as a conventional screen in the usual spot. It's an interesting idea, but expensive, and you'll definitely miss touch input...70
By ultrabooknews.com on February 11, 2013
It's an exciting, stylish, well-built and thought-provoking Ultrabook Convertible. The ASUS Taichi 21 contains two screens and can be used as a tablet, or a very mobile Ultrabook. Read the full review below. Many thanks to notebooksbilliger.de for...-
By PC Mag on January 30, 2013
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...70
By cnet on January 29, 2013
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...70
By Digital Trends on January 29, 2013
Oh Asus, you tried so hard to impress us with the Taichi 21 – and it worked … at first. The idea behind this hybrid is cool and different, and we want to like it. We wish the battery life was a little longer, the bottom was less toasty, and...55