Asus Taichi 21-DH71


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%


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": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.

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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
Core i5 3437U, 1.4 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
Core i5 3317U, 1.25 kg
» Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
Core i3 3229Y, 0.8 kg
» Acer Iconia W701
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-111
Core i5 3339Y, 1.5 kg
» Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
Core i5 3439Y, 1.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s-59377342
Core i5 3339Y, 1.3 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-6408
Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
» Gigabyte S1185
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E130-NZU8CGE
Core i3 3217U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-5333Y4G12as
Core i5 3339Y, 0.8 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
Core i5 3427U, 1.13 kg
» MSI S20-0M-009PL
Core i5 3337U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
Core i3 3229Y, 1.338 kg
» Asus UX21A-K1004H
Core i5 3317U, 1.1 kg
» Acer Iconia W700P-53334G12as
Core i5 3317U, 1 kg
» Toshiba WT310
Core i5 3339Y, 0.825 kg
» Asus Taichi 21-CW009H
Core i7 3517U, 1.25 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-191-53334G12ASS
Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z10t
Core i5 3339Y, 1.435 kg
» Gigabyte U2142-CF1
Core i5 3337U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook Revolve 810
Core i5 3437U, 1.352 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
Core i5 3427U, 2.5 kg
» Acer Aspire P3
Core i5 3339Y, 1.4 kg
» MSI S20-i541 UltraSlider
Core i5 3337U, 1.16 kg
» Medion Akoya E6232-MD99222
Core i3 3120M, 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-02- 6 (Update: 2013-02- 6)