ASUS announced that its Taichi 31 ultrabook is now available. This system features two 13.3" screens with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, it can be used as a regular ultrabook or as a Windows 8 tablet. Pricing wasn't revealed, but considering that the 11.6-inch Taichi 21 starts at $1,300 this new puppy is going to be quite expensive.
ASUS today announced availability of ASUS Taichi™ 31, a sleek 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.
Dual displays for a multitude of uses
With two Full HD 13.3-inch screens placed back-to-back, ASUS Taichi™ 31 combines the best features of a Windows 8 tablet and a powerful Ultrabook™ in a single sleek design. With the same stunning black-mirror finish and slender profile as the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi™ 21, ASUS Taichi™ 31 is as elegant as it is innovative, and packs a host of features that help make light work of any productivity task.
Lid closed, ASUS Taichi™ 31 is a high-performance tablet with a powerful Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 processor and blazingly fast SSD storage. Scratch-resistant glass with 10-point multi-touch makes Windows 8 effortless and intuitive to use, while the supplied pressure-sensitive stylus is perfect for taking handwritten notes, annotating documents and drawing sketches.
Lid open, ASUS Taichi™ 31 offers three distinct ways to work. With just the inner display active, ASUS Taichi™ 31 is a powerful Ultrabook™ with a comfortable backlit keyboard and a generously proportioned touchpad with full support for Windows 8 gestures. Better still, 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.
Brilliant images and astonishing audio quality
In whichever mode ASUS Taichi™ 31 is used, two Full HD displays with IPS technology give outstanding clarity with vibrant color and 178-degree wide viewing angles. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel® WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer high-performance wireless connectivity, while two USB 3 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and rapid mobile device recharging.
ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, delivers astonishing sound quality on ASUS Taichi™ 31 with all kinds of listening material. 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 for crystal-clear video chat. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology gives up to seven hours battery life with Wi-Fi web browsing.