ASUS Taichi 31 review: two sides of the story

Two screens, one laptop



The Taichi 31 is a unique product, and a successful one at that. It has two screens, one of which is a touchscreen, and the performance of this tablet/laptop is good. For most people the tablet screen will likely be nothing more than a cool gimmick, but for giving presentations on the road it can be a pretty useful feature. And it's nice that you always have a keyboard and touchpad handy.

Whether this is the perfect mobile solution for everyone is doubtful, however. You don't get a second IPS screen for free, so it's reflected by a relatively high pricetag. In practice it can also be a bit confusing at times which one of the two screens is the one with touch, but ASUS did implement the two-screen concept in a very user-friendly way.

The hardware inside is powerful enough, the Sandforce-based Sandisk X100 SSD provides for a responsive system in combination with the Core i5 processor. The battery life is good as well, and along with the dual-band WiFi it's a very complete product worthy of the Hardware.Info Gold Award.

The ASUS Taichi 31 costs around £1,362 or € 1,499, depending on the configuration of course. It comes with a two-year warranty.

ASUS Taichi 31

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Asus Taichi31-CX003H

Hybrid, Intel Core i5 3317U, 4 GB, 13.3 inch, 1920x1080, Intel HD Graphics 4000, 256 GB, Windows

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