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Asus Taichi 21-CW002H


Asus Taichi 21-CW002H
Asus Taichi 21-CW002H (Taichi 21 Series)
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
11.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
1600 Euro



Average Score: 73.33% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 73%, features: 48%, display: 80% mobility: 56%, workmanship: 70%, ergonomy: 54%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus Taichi 21-CW002H

67% Review: ASUS Taichi 21
Source: PC Authority English version
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%
ASUS Taichi 21 Review
Source: Ultrabook News English version
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
ASUS TAICHI 21 review
Source: Engadget English version
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
75% ASUS Taichi 21 Windows 8 hybrid Ultrabook review
Source: Good Gear Guide English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

78% Doppelt hält (nicht) besser
Source: German DE→EN version
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%
Ein Fall für Zwei – Asus Taichi mit zwei 13-Zoll-Full-HD-Displays
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN version
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.

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

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 is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

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

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

73.33%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2012-11-20 (Update: 2012-11-20)