Asus Taichi Ultrabook 21

  • Asus Taichi Ultrabook 21
72
Based on 49 scores, 97 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    18
  • Average:
    13
  • Bad:
    12

Pros:

  • Dual-display combines laptop and tablet functionality.
  • Gorilla Glass on lid is stylish looking.
  • Quality construction.

Cons:

  • Dual-display seems needlessly redundant and doesn't always work smoothly.
  • Trackpad required driver update to be usable.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Engadget on 62

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...

By reviewed.com on 70

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...

By gadgetshow.channel5.com on 40

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 quality just...

By LaptopMag on 50

The ASUS Taichi 21 breaks the mold for Windows 8 hybrids with its dual-screen design, but its short battery life is a...

By bit.com.au on 67

Instead of producing an intricate hinge mechanism to turn the ASUS Taichi 21 from a laptop into a tablet, ASUS has simply slapped an extra screen on the back of the lid. It's a far cry from the Dell XPS 12's balletic, spinning display, but there's much...

By APC Magazine on 70

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...

By Computer Shopper on 70

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...

By ultrabooknews.com on

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 70

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...

By CNET Australia on 70

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...

By Digital Trends on 55

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 the Taichi...

By InsideHW on

ASUS Taichi 21: Ultratablet Rotating displays, touch-sensitive displays, tablet/notebook transformers… All of these were mere concepts a few years ago, yet they’re increasingly invading the store displays of today. Other than the Lenovo Yoga notebook,...

By MobileTechReview on 60

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,...

By telegraph.co.uk on 60

The Asus Taichi is a brilliant idea – a tablet on the lid of a laptop, it aims to make the most of Windows 8's new touchscreen interface. Other devices force you to go through contortions, such as the Lenovo Yoga, which flips around so its screen can...

By thunderbaylive.com on

Lisa Gade compares the Asus Taichi 21 and the Sony VAIO Duo 11 Windows 8 convertible tablets – Ultrabooks. They're similarly priced and have 11.6″ full HD 1080P IPS Gorilla Glass displays, Intel Core i5 and i7 ULV CPU options, fast SSD drives and backlit...

By V3.co.uk on 60

The Asus Taichi is a brilliantly designed and stylish looking device, which is very lightweight and portable. But for £1,000 for the lowest configuration, it's a little pricey for a notebook with a bonus tablet...

By The Inquirer on 60

Following the Pads, Asus announced the Taichi at the Computex trade show in Taiwan in June, a sturdy and high-end looking hybrid device like no other we've seen before, powered by Intel low voltage third generation Core processors and running the...

By MobileTechReview on

Two Windows 8 convertible tablet -Ultrabooks priced within $100 of each other. Both offer Intel core i5 and Core i7 ULV CPU options with Intel HD 4000 graphics and a fast 128 or 256 gig SSD. They both have 1080p...

By TechSmart.co.za on

Like the graceful martial art after which it is named, Asus’ TaiChi is an alluring hybrid, that effortlessly and fluidly shifts from between a Windows 8 slate, to being a Windows 8 notebook. The manner in which it accomplishes this is both simple, and...

By NotebookCheck on 86

The Taichi could be a revolutionary - it can in fact revolutionize using a Windows PC. Of course, the user has to be open for this and the high-end convertible makes that easy. But one thing after the other. The Taichi 21 is almost on a par with the...