Asus introduced a uniquely designed notebook/ tablet hybrid 11.6-inch Taichi 21 last year which featured dual touch interface. Today, the company has announced Taichi 31, the 13.3-inch ultrabook on a similar design pattern featuring a dual-screen panel which can be flipped open to be used as a notebook or flipped down to look like a tablet. The device will be launched with different versions of Intel Core processors. Also Read - PM Modi announces to launch e-RUPI digital payments platform today
On the specifications front, the Taichi 31 features two Full HD 13.3-inch IPS displays with scratch-resistant 10-point multi-touch panels placed back-to-back in a slim frame, and runs on the Windows 8 Pro or Windows 8 operating system just like the previous model. The device has been introduced in two variants – one with Intel Core i7 and other with i5 processor, carries an Intel HD Graphics 4000, and features a DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM with 4GB of memory on-board. The ultrabook weighs slightly more than the previous model at 1.56kg and is 17.4mm thin. This apart, it also comes with support for stylus which can be used for taking down notes or drawing sketches among other tasks. Also, both the touchpads come with full support for Windows 8 gestures and can also be active at the same time. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to play
In terms of connectivity, it offers dual-band Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 4.0 and features two USB 3 ports. The device features Asus SonicMaster technology which it has co-developed with Bang and Olufsen ICEpower for offering a better sound quality. Besides these features, the 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 clear video chat. Also, it comes with Asus Super Hybrid Engine II technology which gives up to seven hours battery life with Wi-Fi web browsing.
Though there has nothing been informed on the pricing front, but considering that Asus launched the Taichi 21 as a premium device for Rs 1,39,999, we don’t hope the second generation of Taichi to be lesser than the first version. There is no word on its availability either.