ASUS TAICHI is an incredible fusion of notebook and tablet for unparalleled mobile flexibility. Lid open, TAICHI is a powerful notebook with a crystal-clear Full HD screen, Intel Core processor...
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2 in 1 laptops built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus Taichi21 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Taichi21 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. The Taichi21 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Taichi21.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Asus Taichi21 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Taichi21.
A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).
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802.11n WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Asus Taichi21 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Taichi21.
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
The Asus Taichi21 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Taichi21 does not have a front camera.
There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which also has a higher rating.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Asus Taichi21 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Taichi21 also do not have a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.
Quite Small Screen Size
The average screen size of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Taichi21 has a quite small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus Taichi21
Released Over Three Years Ago
This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over three years.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Taichi21 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that were released around the same time as it.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus Taichi21 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Taichi21.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Taichi21 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Taichi21.
If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo A10 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 128 gigabytes, the Taichi21 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Taichi21.
If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix (£970.00) (180GB).
Convertible (Dual Screen)
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
1920 x 1080
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Bang & Olufsen
Front Camera Resolution
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Maximum WiFi Data Rate
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
Micro HDMI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Polymer, Li-Ion polymer
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video