Taichi, from the Taiwanese multinational computer hardware and electronics company Asus, is both an ultrabook and a tablet. Asus showed off the dual display (back-to-back) 13.3-inch Taichi 31 ultrabook at the CES 2013. Recently, Asus has announced that its Taichi 31 ultrabook is available, and it has started shipping to the U.S.
The Asus Taichi 31 weighs 1.56 kg and measures 33.92 cm x 22.8 cm x 17.4 cm. The ultrabook-tablet hybrid runs on either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro OS. The device comes with either Intel Core i5-3317U or Core i7-3517U or Core i7-3537U processor along with two 13.3-inch back-to-back scratch-resistant Super IPS+ display, each supporting Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 10-point multi-touch. It packs 4GB RAM, and 128GB or 256GB memory storage.
The device has a 5-megapixel auto-focus rear camera capable of recording 1080p full-HD video recording and an unspecified front-facing camera capable of recording 720p HD video. Besides, the device comes with a back-lit keyboard and has full support for Windows 8 gestures. Users will be able to use a stylus to interact with the touch screen. Apart from these, it integrates dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, two USB 3.0 ports, one mini VGA port, a micro HDMI port, Bluetooth 4.0, and an SD card reader. In addition, Asus has integrated Super Hybrid Engine II technology in this device for which it can provide 7 hours of battery power on a single (full) charge.
Unfortunately, Asus hasn’t revealed the pricing details of Taichi 31, but it has confirmed that the device will be available in three weeks.