ASUS has made available ASUS Taichi 31, an Ultrabook with a 13.3-inch dual-screen design that offers the mobile flexibility of a tablet with the performance and features of a notebook.
ASUS Taichi 31 features a choice of Intel Core processors and joins the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi 21, launched in October 2012.
With two Full HD 13.3-inch screens placed back-to-back, ASUS Taichi 31 combines the eatures of a Windows 8 tablet and an Ultrabook in a single design.
Lid closed, ASUS Taichi 31 is a tablet with an Intel Core i7 or i5 processor and blazingly fast SSD storage. Scratch-resistant glass with 10-point multi-touch makes Windows 8 effortless to use, while the supplied pressure-sensitive stylus is perfect for taking handwritten notes.
Lid open, ASUS Taichi 31 offers three distinct ways to work. With just the inner display active, ASUS Taichi 31 is an Ultrabook with a backlit keyboard and a touchpad with full support for Windows 8 gestures. Both displays can also be active at the same time in Extended Desktop or Mirrored Desktop mode, making it easy to show a presentation or share a video, without the need for a clumsy external monitor or a bulky projector.
In whichever mode ASUS Taichi 31 is used, two Full HD displays with IPS technology give clarity and 178-degree wide viewing angles. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer wireless connectivity, while two USB 3 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and mobile device recharging.
ASUS Taichi 31 also features a rear 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and a front-facing 720p HD video camera, plus a noise-suppressing array microphone and ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology gives up to seven hours battery life with Wi-Fi web browsing.
Asus has not a price nor availability details for the Taichi 31, though Taichi 21 models are well above the $1,000 threshold.