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Asus Taichi21 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB May 2013
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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... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Specification

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Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Built-In Speaker(s)
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers taichi21mx1, taichi21dh51, taichi21mx1h, taichi21mtx1, taichi21cw003, taichi21mtx1t, taichi21dh51c, taichi21mtx1tp, taichi21dh51cb, taichi21cw003h
Barcodes 00886227350438, 00886227477418, 04716659358350

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