ASUS TaiChi 31
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A completely new cdesign in convertible tablet / laptops. Instead of a new style of hinge, ASUS have simply put two screens on the TaiChi. This is running Windows 8 with an Ultrabook core. Clearly it's not going to be available until later this year. We're adding news items, videos and specifications to this page as it develops. Check back regularly.
Specifications for the ASUS TaiChi 31
|Specifications (base version)|
|Model name||TaiChi 31||CPU type||Intel Core i5-3317U (Ivy Bridge)|
|CPU speed||1700 Mhz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 4000|
|OS||Windows 8 / 8.1|
||13.3" 1920 X 1080||Screen Type
||LED-Backlit LCD||Touch Technology
|Battery capacity||53 (Wh)|
|Weight||1500g / 52.9 oz.|
|No Wireless WAN (e.g. 3G cellular)|
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Latest ASUS TaiChi 31 News
|Latest News||Track product|
|Live Photos of the ASUS TaiChi (Nomobile.ru)||04/06/12|
|The Verge - Early information on the ASUS TaiChi||04/06/12|
|Engadget - Early information on the ASUS TaiChi||04/06/12|
|Two IPS screens, ultrabook 'core' and as thin and light as a Zenbook. This page updating regularly as news comes in from Computex Taipei|
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|Acer Aspire Switch 12, 12.5"|
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