Windows 8-based 13.3-inch Asus Taichi 31 dual screen notebook shipping

One of the most unusual Windows 8-based notebooks made for the launch of Microsoft's lastest OS was the Asus Taichi, an 11.6-inch PC with two screens, with one of them being a touch screen. The Taichi was originally supposed to launch in late October, but after a few weeks of delays the notebook finally started shipping.

Today, Asus announced that a larger version of the Taichi has started shipping, although at the moment there's no word on when it will actually go on sale. The Taichi 31 has dual 13.3-inch screens and they work in the same ways as the earlier 11.6-inch version. One of the screens works as a tablet when the lid is closed, and when the device is open the two screens can work together or separately.

The notebook can be equipped with either an Intel Core i7 or i5 processor, along with an SSD drive and a rear 5-megapixel camera. It's also supposed to have up to seven hours of battery life when surfing the web on WiFi. Asus has yet to announce the pricing for the 13.3-inch Taichi 31, but it should be more expensive than the smaller Taichi 21, which can be found at some online retailers starting at $899.

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if you're checking out maxim magazine online, and close the lid when your partner comes in, will it appear on the outer screen? if so, then this will get alot of men in trouble

An interesting idea... do you have control over the outer display? I am guessing you can turn it off if you want to. I wonder how the two screens operating separately would work? No one could really use the outer screen if the inner was being used...

Tuishimi said,
An interesting idea... do you have control over the outer display? I am guessing you can turn it off if you want to. I wonder how the two screens operating separately would work? No one could really use the outer screen if the inner was being used...

This has already happened, just with a smaller screen. Both are touchscreen and WIndows 8 supports multitouch so there's no problem using multiple apps at a time. Or the two screens can mirror, or one of the two can be shown.

This is not going to sell well. The Yoga or a swivel would be more suitable for almost every use-case of this model.

Expect if you need to demo things without the user seeing what your typing. Far too niche.

lunamonkey said,
This is not going to sell well. The Yoga or a swivel would be more suitable for almost every use-case of this model.

Expect if you need to demo things without the user seeing what your typing. Far too niche.


I think its a nice concept. I mean having two screens is nice, its like having a second option. you can use it for anything not just showing a demo. you can fold it and use it as tablet and not feel the keys under which is too weird in my opinion.

S3P€hR said,

I think its a nice concept. I mean having two screens is nice, its like having a second option. you can use it for anything not just showing a demo. you can fold it and use it as tablet and not feel the keys under which is too weird in my opinion.

I also like the idea. It's good to see creativity. But as usual with SO many Windows 8 devices this thing was delayed for many months, so now i don't see the point in buying. Haswell CPU's will be available pretty soon and will offer quite significant battery life improvements.

Yeah, I thought the Yoga was stupid mostly for the fact that the keys would be underneath. Made it feel quite awkward. The XPS 12 rotating monitor is rather concerning too, considering how the bezel on display I've seen has already shown some signs of bending or warping.

Really like Asus' take on this.