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Asus Taichi 21-DH71

Specifications

Asus Taichi 21-DH71Notebook: Asus Taichi 21-DH71 (Taichi 21 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 64.17% - average
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Taichi 21-DH71

60% Asus Taichi 21 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The Asus Taichi 21 offers a unique dual-display design, but the end result is a good ultrabook combined with a middling tablet, at a fairly high price. Ultimately, the Asus Taichi 21 (Taichi 21-DH71) is a decent ultrabook, with an innovative design that may not have broad appeal. That’s a shame because the glass-backed lid looks great, and the Zenbook-like design of the laptop echoes Asus’s best systems.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Asus Taichi 21
Source: PC Mag English
Ultimately, the Asus Taichi 21 (Taichi 21-DH71) is a decent ultrabook, with an innovative design that may not have broad appeal. That's a shame because the glass-backed lid looks great, and the Zenbook-like design of the laptop echoes Asus's best systems. Unfortunately, in this period of dual-device confusion, the attitude of "let's throw something at the touch screen and see what sticks" puts the Taichi 21 in the unenviable position of being a good ultrabook and a mediocre tablet, and not everyone will appreciate the combination of the two as a dual-display device. Despite the two-screened awkwardness, short battery life, and premium price, I'll gladly give Asus props for taking an innovative stab at today's odd design problems. For a better convertible ultrabook, however, consider either the Dell XPS 12 or the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, and for our top pick for ultrabooks, consider the Editors' Choice Toshiba Portege Z935-P300 $999.00 at Amazon Marketplace.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
75% Dual screens, but only one does touch
Source: CNet English
The Asus Taichi 21 is fun, inventive, and a great conversation starter. It's also likely more clever than practical for many, and has a bit of a novelty feel -- but that's true of many of the new breed of Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrids, as PC makers struggle to find forms that will appeal to consumers. The marketplace will ultimately decide which designs move forward.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
55% Asus Taichi 21 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Oh Asus, you tried so hard to impress us with the Taichi 21 – and it worked … at first. The idea behind this hybrid is cool and different, and we want to like it. We wish the battery life was a little longer, the bottom was less toasty, and the Taichi had some apps that make the two screens less of a novelty and more of a must-have feature. Alas, that is not the case, and we’re genuinely sad to say so.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 55%
ASUS Taichi 21: Ultratablet
Source: Inside HW English
As a finished product, Taichi is a huge step ahead for the market, especially since most other manufacturers have stopped at the drawing board for now. Disregarding its few minor drawbacks, Taichi 21 has definitely ploughed no man’s land, with ASUS starting a new chapter in the IT industry yet again.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2013
50% ASUS Taichi 21 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
ASUS' Taichi 21 offers an innovative dual-screen design in a lightweight chassis along with impressive sound. Not only is it easy to change from notebook to tablet mode, you can use the external screen for giving presentations. And while there's nowhere to put the pen on the system, we appreciate that the Taichi supports pen input. Unfortunately, its short battery life makes the $1,599 price tough to justify.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 50%
75% Asus Taichi 21
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
After the June announcement's shock and awe wore off, the Asus Taichi seemed flashy rather than brilliant. After all, few of us really have use for two displays and those displays add weight and reduce durability (the lid is a piece of glass). Sure, it's novel and allows us to stick with the comfort of a traditional notebook hinge and form factor, but is it worth the $100 premium over single display models?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 75%

Comment

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.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

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.


1.3 kg:

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.

Asus reviews


64.17%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 1.4 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.25 kg
Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 0.8 kg
Acer Iconia W701
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3439Y, 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s-59377342
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-6408
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
Gigabyte S1185
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 1.13 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 1.338 kg
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.435 kg
Gigabyte U2142-CF1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 1.352 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire P3
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.4 kg
MSI S20-i541 UltraSlider
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.16 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11215CGB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro XE700T1C A02
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.62 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.37 kg
Acer W700-53334G12as
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 0.95 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11223CXB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.3 kg
MSI Slidebook S20
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW003H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic Q702
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 1.66 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11213CN
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro XE700T1C-A01US
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW002H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02- 6 (Update: 2013-02- 6)