You've seen notebooks and tablets, but you've never seen anything like the ASUS Taichi 21. With dual displays and four modes of use, it offers the performance of a notebook when you need it and the convenience of a tablet when you don't. No matter how you use it, it's a fun and exciting way to get hands-on with the intuitive touch interface of Windows 8.
In Notebook mode the Taichi 21 is a powerful and full-featured notebook with a backlit keyboard and multi-touch touchpad. Close the lid and you're in Tablet mode with complete fingertip control or doing some writing and sketching with the included stylus. Mirror mode lets you show the same image on both back-to-back screens, perfect for sharing a presentation or watching a movie. And in Dual-Screen mode, the Taichi 21 becomes two computers, as each screen can be used separately as a notebook and tablet running different apps.
The 11.6-inch (294.64-millimeter) double-sided Full HD display with in-plane switching (IPS) technology provides a clear view from any angle.
A 128 GB solid state drive enables speedy overall system performance with faster bootups and shut down times.
Intel Core i5 Ivy Bridge processor delivers faster system performance, uses less power, and enables sharper graphics.
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower pumps out powerful sound and rich bass for a first-rate audio experience.
5-megapixel camera on the tablet and HD webcam on the notebook are great for snapping photos and video chats.
Windows 8 lets you easily switch between apps, zoom to the stuff you want, rearrange tiles, and so much more.
A great way to get the most out of Windows 8.
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11.6 in (294.64 mm) Full HD LED-backlit dual displays with IPS technology (1920 x 1080), 10-finger multi-touch support
Intel Core i5-3317U 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 2.60 GHz
4 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
128 GB SSD
Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Intel HD Graphics 4000 with shared graphics memory
2 USB 3.0 • Micro HDMI • Mini-VGA and VGA via included mini-VGA to VGA adapter • Headphone output/Microphone input combo • RJ-45 (10/100) via included USB to RJ-45 adapter
6-cell lithium-polymer (up to 5 hours)*
5 MP camera (tablet), HD webcam (ultrabook)
802.11a/g/n • Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) capable (separate adapter required)
12.07 x 7.83 x 0.68 in (306.58 x 198.88 x 17.27 mm)
2.75 lbs (1.25 kg)
Model number: Taichi21-UH51 • Keyboard travel: 1.6 mm • Touchpad dimensions: 104 x 62 mm
For more technical specifications, please see manufacturer's website.
Base score: 5.5 • Processor: 6.9 • Memory (RAM): 5.9 • Graphics: 5.5 • Gaming graphics: 6.4 • Primary hard drive: 8.1What is the Windows Experience Index?