Conclusion: After the June announcement's shock and awe wore off, the Asus Taichi seemed flashy rather than brilliant. After all, few of us really have use for two displays and those displays add weight and reduce durability (the lid is a piece of glass).
Pros: Gorgeous, slim, very light, dual 1080p IPS displays, good performance.
Cons: Inner display doesn't support touch, short battery life, expensive.
The second screen you never knew your laptop needed
13 February 2013
Summary: I'm all for trying new things, so kudos to Asus for actually shipping a design straight out of some crazy blue-sky-solutioneering brainstorming meeting. But as much fun as the Taichi is to show people ("guys, look at all the screens!") it's a gimmick that just falls kind of flat.
Pros: Both displays look great, Relatively light and thin, Solid gesture and touch response
Cons: Terrible battery life, Expensive, Some problematic performance quirks, Touchpad has issues
Asus Taichi – after the Padfone, it’s time for a tablet-Ultrabook crossover
12 September 2012
Conclusion: There’s no word on the price or availability yet – in fact, some people say that the tablet may never see the market. However, judging by Asus’ previous crazy product ideas, it will most likely be released, probably by the end of the year, but being a Windows 8 device with two displays (expensive...
Summary: The Asus Taichi is a brilliantly designed and stylish looking device, which is very lightweight and portable. But for £1,000 for the lowest configuration, it's a little pricey for a notebook with a bonus tablet function.
Conclusion: It's likely to have a niche audience, but if you really can't make up your mind between a laptop and a tablet, or like to show off what you're working on to others, then the Asus Taichi is sleek enough and powerful enough to do a decent job.
Pros: Two HD screens, fast processor, Windows 8
Cons: Not for everyone, pricey for either laptop or tablet
Conclusion: Barring the few Windows 8 idiosyncrasies that have characterised the OS, the TaiChi is a very capable, elegant addition to the Windows 8 line-up in its own right, whose beauty lies in the graceful execution of serving as both laudable notebook and Windows 8 slate.
Summary: A Windows 8 laptop with an extra screen in the lid
Pros: Dual 1080p screens, Bang & Olufsen audio, Comfortable, backlit keyboard, 256GB SSD, Windows 8, The highlight of the Asus Taichi is the dual-screen approach. While the matt display of the main laptop screen is perfect for work, the glossy, multi-touch enabled second screen is perfect for enjoying ...
Cons: Average battery life, Only 4GB RAM, Dim screen, Huge price tag, A couple of drawbacks are evident with the Asus Taichi, not least of which is the price and the frailty of the device as a whole. We expect you'll want a sturdy protective case for this machine, since the chances of cracking the lid ...
Conclusion: The Taichi’s screen-on-screen action could be exactly what some people want – be they business types, show-offs or just wildly popular Ultrabook users who never get any peace from their adoring fans.
Pros: Two dispays are better than one, Sexy looks, Bold approach to Windows 8
Cons: Screens prone to smudges, Not powerful enough for gaming, A tad bulky
Excerpt: Windows 8 is designed to work well on both laptops and tablets, so it was only a matter of time before we saw a hybrid of the two. The Asus Taichi is like no laptop we've seen before; as well as a normal 1080p screen on the inside, there's a 1080p touchscreen built into the lid.
Excerpt: Asus Taichi – одно из самых необычных устройств под управлением Windows 8 среди представленных на рынке на сегодняшний день. И это о чем-то, да и говорит, поскольку ноутбуков с поворотными, изгибаемыми, скользящими и отсоединяющими дисплеями более чем предостаточно.