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Asus Taichi 21

alaTest has collected and analyzed 117 reviews of Asus Taichi 21. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and design. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas the image quality and connectivity get critical views.

screen, performance, usability, design, portability

battery, touchpad, energy, connectivity, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Asus Taichi 21 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Asus Taichi 21

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Asus Taichi 21 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and design.

design, screen

0% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS Taichi 21 Windows 8 hybrid Ultrabook review

 

The ASUS Taichi 21 makes the notebook-to-tablet conversion as easy as closing the lid

Easily use it as a notebook or as a tablet ; Dual Full HD screens ; Solid build and firm keyboard

Top-heavy design ; Can get noticeably warm ; Touchpad not great

The ASUS Taichi 21 is a hybrid Ultrabook that ships with two Full HD screens. Open the lid to use it as a laptop, close the lid to use it as a tablet. It's easy to use and it provides a very good tablet experience. It's not perfect though: we think it...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

ASUS Taichi 21 hybrid Ultrabook (preview)

 

ASUS serves up a two-screen laptop that also doubles as a slate device

Use it as a tablet or as a notebook

Battery life is sure to be low

The ASUS Taichi is an innovative device that can be used either as a laptop or as a tablet. It has two screens, both of which are Full HD and based on IPS technology, and it will be available in Intel Core i5 or Core i7 configurations.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : de.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Distro 78: Convertible Asus Taichi 21 mit zwei Bildschirmen

 

Nachdem ASUS in zwei kurzen Minuten mit diesem Werbespot illustrierte, wie gut sich ein Laptop mit zwei Bildschirmen beim Kaffeekränzchen macht, haben unsere US-Kollegen untersucht, ob sich das Windows 8-Convertible auch unter ernsthafteren Bedingungen...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by (engadget.com)

ASUS TAICHI 21 review: are two screens better than one?

 

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 life.

Innovative design ; Great viewing angles on both displays ; Fast performance ; Supports pen input ; Good sound quality

Short battery life ; Interior screen doesn't support touch ; Runs hot ; Some touchpad issues

Around the time I wrote this review, I was also working on Engadget's first-ever laptop buyer's guide . I was sure the TAICHI would be a shoo-in for the convertible section, what with its innovative design and sterling spec sheet. Unfortunately, as...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : K. T. Bradford (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Taichi 21 Review

 

The Asus Taichi 21 is undoubtedly novel and its design is interesting. A laptop with two screens that isn't bulky or needlessly gimmicky, the Taichi hopes to stand above the Windows 8 competition. But double the screen doesn't mean double the fun.

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...

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Asus Taichi 21

 

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 price.

Dual-display combines laptop and tablet functionality. Gorilla Glass on lid is stylish looking. Quality construction. Intel Core i7 and 256GB solid-state drive.

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.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus Taichi 21 review

 

One of the most unusual Windows 8 systems seen to date is the Asus Taichi. And that's saying something, as we've already seen laptops with screens that flip, fold, rotate, slide, and separate completely from the bottom half of the clamshell.

The Asus Taichi 21 offers a clever implementation of a dual-screen design in a slim Core i7 chassis.

Only one of the screens is touch-enabled, which feels like a major oversight. There are probably only a handful of situations where you'd need an outward-facing display.

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 genre.

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Notebookcheck's Best of November 2012

 

Long live the laptop. A smart tablet instead of a heavy laptop? Do men and women only buy tablets these days? We don't think so, since the spectrum of offers available for laptops leading up to Christmas is bigger than ever: Windows 8 touchscreens,...

That the driver update for AMDs FirePro irons out some problems, but in exchange primarily leads to a noticeable reduced performance in the CAD area of all things

Dec, 2012

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Taichi 21 Convertible Ultrabook

 

Revolutionary. One device designed for all jobs. Browsing, presentations, typing, mobility and working with a partner. The simple idea of installing a dual-TFT on the front and rear is to revolutionize using a Windows PC.

Low weight, slim casing, High-end aluminum looks, Adapter VGA/RJ45 included, Compelling input devices, Matte FHD screen, Bright FHD screen, High contrast, Backlit keyboard (3 levels), Extreme application performance due to very swift SSD, Two perfect...

Few interfaces, Limited extendibility, Inner screen dims on battery power, Short battery life, Long recharge times, CPU throttling at simultaneous GPU load, Apart from a higher brightness, only a longer battery life

Dec, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

ASUS Taichi 21 Windows 8 hybrid Ultrabook review

 

The ASUS Taichi 21 makes the notebook-to-tablet conversion as easy as closing the lid

Easily use it as a notebook or as a tablet ; Dual Full HD screens ; Solid build and firm keyboard

Top-heavy design ; Can get noticeably warm ; Touchpad not great

Nov, 2012