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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This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops
Asus is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Asus also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
The Taichi21 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Taichi21 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.
Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Notebook PCs of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. At 350 megahertz, the Taichi21 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Taichi21.
SSD Storage Media
This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to 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.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the U920t[pl_1453648_price], or the U920t[pl_1453648_price] both from Toshiba.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
The Taichi21 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.
This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Taichi21.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.
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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.
Has a Touchscreen
The Taichi21 has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Taichi21 also have a touchscreen.
It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.
6 Reasons Against
Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Most laptops of this type and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Asus Taichi21 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The Asus Taichi21 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Taichi21.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most laptops of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard. The Taichi21 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The average display diagonal of notebook PCs of this age and type is 13", and the display diagonals range from 10" to 16". With a display diagonal of only 11.6 inches, the Taichi21 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
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Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the Taichi21 the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Asus Taichi21 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Taichi21.
We compared this portable PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.
4 Other reasons to consider the Asus Taichi21
Released Over Three Years Ago
This 2 in 1 laptop was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Taichi21 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Taichi21 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Taichi21.
We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].
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Average Processor Frequency
The Asus Taichi21 has a relatively average processor frequency (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.
If this Asus portable PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo A10[plb_2245334_price] (1.8GHz and higher rated).
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Colour of Product
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Intel QS77 Express
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
1920 x 1080
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400