View Full Version : 13-inch ASUS Taichi 31 with dual 1080p displays finally shipping

April 15th, 2013, 16:00
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2013/04/taichi2-lead.jpg (http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/15/asus-taichi-31-availability/)If you saw our review of the 11.6-inch Taichi 21 (http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/06/asus-taichi-21-review/), you'll know that its unusual dual-screen design had a pretty bad impact on battery life. ASUS is taking another crack at the whip, however, this time with the 13.3-inch Taichi (http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/04/asus-taichi-notebook-tablet/) that is finally shipping after amajor hold-up (http://www.engadget.com/2012/11/28/asus-taichi-shipments-pushed-to-at-least-december/) in the US and promises a big boost to stamina -- a max of seven hours of use rather than five. If this claim stands up to scrutiny, the Ultrabook's other advantages should come back into play: namely the presence of pen or multi-touch input on the outer screen, excellent viewing angles and speakers, and a range of configurations based on either a Core i5 or i7 with SSD storage. We have no idea how pricing will compare to the $1,300 base of the 11-incher and the Taichi 31 hasn't appeared at any major retailers yet -- i.e., it still isn't quite as "available" as ASUS claims -- but we'll bring you an update when that changes.