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Asus Taichi21 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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ASUS TAICHI is an incredible fusion of notebook and tablet for unparalleled mobile flexibility. Lid open, TAICHI is a powerful notebook with a crystal-clear Full HD screen, Intel Core processor... More
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ASUS TAICHI21 Full Review - XOTIC PC
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8 Reasons For

Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops built by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most laptops of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus Taichi21 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Taichi21 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. The Taichi21 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Taichi21.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Asus Taichi21 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Taichi21.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Asus Taichi21 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Taichi21.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus Taichi21 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age have a front camera, however the Taichi21 does not have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus Taichi21 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Taichi21 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Taichi21 has a quite small screen size (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus Taichi21

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Taichi21 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus Taichi21 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Taichi21.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Taichi21 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Taichi21.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo A10 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Taichi21 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Taichi21.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix (180GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
Micro HDMI Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers taichi21mx1, taichi21dh51, taichi21mx1h, taichi21mtx1, taichi21cw003, taichi21mtx1t, taichi21dh51c, taichi21mtx1tp, taichi21dh51cb, taichi21cw003h
Barcodes 00886227350438, 00886227477418, 04716659358350
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