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Asus Taichi: ‘Ultrabook + Tab’ Hits OZ $1599

The double screen Asus Taichi 21, the hybrid tablet + Ultrabook, will be on sale at retailers this month, it has been confirmed.

The “blazingly fast” hybrid PC comes with two back-to-back 11.6″ Full HD screens, Intel Core i5/i7 processors and comes in two models, costing $1599 and $1899.

Running Windows 8 Pro, the innovative PC – one of the only of its kind – weighs 1.25kg.

By lifting Taichi’s flexible dual-display lid, it transforms from a touch tablet to an Ultrabook, giving users the best of both computing worlds.

Connectivity wise, the Taichi comes with dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 3.0 ports, Asus SonicMaster technology with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, a 5MP auto-focus camera with Full HD video recording and second 720p HD video camera.

However, battery life is “up to” 5 hours which may be lacking for users on the go.


Taichi 21 $1599

– 11.6″ Full HD screen

– Intel Core i5-3317U processor

– 4GB RAM 

– 128GB SSD – AUD$1,599

Taichi 21 $1899

– 11.6″ Full HD screen

– Intel Core i7-3517U processor


– 256GB SSD

Read: Can Asus’ Taichi Be All Things Ultrabook & Tablet?

The TAICHI 21 with Intel Core i5 processor will be sold at JB HiFi, Harvey Norman, Bing Lee, Dick Smith Electronics, BSR, The Good Guys, Retravision, Radio Rentals, Costco and RT Edwards.

 The TAICHI 21 Intel Core i7 model will be sold through authorised ASUS channel partners.