Asus Taichi 21-CW002H
SpecificationsNotebook: Asus Taichi 21-CW002H (Taichi 21 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 1600 euro
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Taichi 21-CW002H
Source: PC Authority
Many manufacturers are struggling to find the most natural meeting point between the tablet and the laptop, and Asus’ own Windows 8 range provides yet more evidence of this. With its VivoBooks marrying touchscreens to standard laptops, the forthcoming VivoTab range mimicking the separate tablet and keyboard dock concept of the Android-powered Transformer Pad, and the Taichi 21 ploughing its own dual-screened furrow, it seems even Asus isn’t confident enough to put all of its eggs in one basket. Give it a few years and a refined, lighter chassis married with more power-efficient CPUs and improved battery life could see this dual-screened form factor present a compelling hybrid. At present, though, Asus’ Taichi 21 feels like a bold, innovative concept that’s just a little too far ahead of its time.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 67%
Source: Ultrabook News
ASUS deserves applause for trying something new and doing it as well as is possible given the current technology. It’s a flagship product that’s brought ASUS a lot of well- deserved attention but we don’t think it’s going to sell that well. It’s simply ahead of its time. Ivy Bridge is not a consumer tablet-capable processor and sandwiching two 1080p screens comes with big size and battery life trade-offs. The Taichi 21 needs to be 20% lighter with 50% better battery life. Interestingly that could be only one generation away. Haswell could make products like this into highly dynamic and usable devices that span consumer and business use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2013
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 inventive as this is as a concept, the finished product isn't quite what we all thought it would be.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/06/2013
Source: Good Gear Guide
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 needs some tweaks to the hardware and software. But overall, it's a unit worth considering if you're after a Windows 8 hybrid unit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 63% performance: 75% features: 66% display: 89% mobility: 71% ergonomy: 88%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2013
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 20%
Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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