ASUS Launches Convertible Device TAICHI in Singapore

An incredible fusion of notebook and tablet with innovative dual-screen design, TAICHI switches seamlessly between slim 10-point multi-touch tablet and fully featured Ultrabook™ simply by lifting a finger

Singapore (2 January, 2013) — ASUS welcomes 2013 by announcing the availability of ASUS TAICHI in Singapore from 3 January onwards at S$2,698.


A sleek and stylish 11.6” Ultrabook™ with an innovative back-to-back dual-screen design for unparalleled mobile flexibility and versatility, ASUS TAICHI features a powerful 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and two back-to-back Full High Definition (FHD) IPS screens for sharing information in exciting new ways on the new Windows 8 operating system, all in a slender profile that tapers to a mere 3mm at just 1.25kg. With a “less means more” concept in mind, ASUS TAICHI combines the best features of both 10-point multi-touch tablet and Ultrabook™, making this convertible a powerful and portable Windows 8 device for all.


ASUS TAICHI design concept

ASUS TAICHI is designed to be multi-faceted, with two sides transforming into four distinct usage modes – Notebook screen, tablet screen, mirror screen and dual screen. ASUS TAICHI reflects life’s diversity, allowing users more ways to express themselves and interact with those around them. Itis a versatile device for many roles, many places and any time. With smooth and effortless transitions between modes, ASUS TAICHI guarantees users a flowing experience that is as natural as life itself.


Notebook and tablet in single, stunning 2-in-1 design

With a unique dual-display design and stunning black-mirror finish, ASUS TAICHI combines the best features of both 10-point multi-touch tablet and notebook, and switches seamlessly between the two simply by lifting a finger. In fact, ASUS TAICHI has a special hinge design that allows the lid to be lifted with one finger for the most intuitive user experience. Lid open, ASUS TAICHI is a powerful Ultrabook™ with a FHD screen, backlit keyboard and large multi-touch touchpad for making light work of demanding productivity tasks. Lid closed, ASUS TAICHI becomes a lightweight tablet with a 10-point multi-touch all-glass FHD screen, for easy and natural on the move. ASUS TAICHI’s flexibility and versatility means users would not have to carry multiple devices for different needs, thus increasing mobility.


ASUS TAICHI is a great example of the commitment ASUS has made to its “Design Thinking” philosophy, as it has also developed three key technologies to reduce the thickness and weight of the convertible device: A metal frame between the two screens for increased strength and rigidity, a special hinge design which dissipates heat from the double sided display and bevelled, diamond-cut edges that reduce the thickness of the lid and screen frame.


Dual screens for exciting new ways to share information

ASUS TAICHI’s back-to-back dual-screens can be used both simultaneously and independently to share information, enjoy multimedia and work with apps. With the lid open and both screens upright, ASUS TAICHI can share a presentation or movie to an audience on both sides, removing the need for a bulky projector or clumsy external display. An ideal tool for business users, IPS display technology also ensures brilliant images on both screens, with accurate colour reproduction and wide viewing angle for outstanding clarity. ASUS TAICHI also features a stylus for pinpoint precision on its 10-point multi-touch FHD all-glass display. The ability to switch quickly and easily between notebook and tablet modes makes ASUS TAICHI an easy and convenient convertible device anytime, anywhere.


Powerful performance

ASUS TAICHI is fuelled by powerful 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, which can boast up to 3.0GHz of clocking speed with Turbo Boost, essentially delivering key attributes of notebook and tablet in one device. With integrated Intel® HD 4000 graphics, 4GB RAM onboard and blazingly fast 256GB SSD storage, this enables improved performance of the ASUS TAICHI with a reduced power draw. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel® WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer high-performance wireless connectivity, while two USB 3.0 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and rapid mobile device recharging. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology also gives ASUS TAICHI longer battery life, and up to two weeks’ standby time with two-second resume from hibernation.


High-end multimedia enjoyment

ASUS ambient light sensor technology automatically responds to ambient light levels that allows users to type easily even in the dark, and large highly responsive multi-touch touchpads provides for more intuitive control. To foster greater ease of use and accessibility, the ASUS TAICHI touchpads incorporate the ASUS Smart Gesture technology, which encourages smooth haptic inputs that guarantee a more enhanced user experience with the touch-powered convertible device.


In addition, the 10-point multi-touch all-glass FHD display provides intuitive fingertip control with Windows 8, while the non-touch side is a non-glare and non-reflective surface that enhances user’s experience in any environment. With the incorporation of IPS technology, this gives ASUS TAICHI a bright, vibrant image with accurate colours and 178° wide viewing angle.


SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, delivers astonishing sound quality on ASUS TAICHI with all kinds of listening material. ASUS TAICHI also features a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 1080p full HD video recording and a second 720p HD video camera, a noise-suppressing array microphone for crystal-clear video chat in challenging environments.






Intel®   Core™ i7-3517U, 4M Cache, 1.9GHz with 3.0GHz Turbo Boost

Operating System

Windows 8


Tablet Mode   (Outside): 11.6” IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) with 10-point touch
Notebook Mode (Inside): 11.6” IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080), non-touch


G-Sensor,   Gyroscope, E-compass, Ambient light sensor


Integrated Intel®   HD Graphics 4000 & Intel® QS77


1600MHz DDR3 4GB

Hard Drive


Optical Drive



802.11a/b/g/n   with Intel® WiDi support
External cable supports 10/100Mbit/s
Bluetooth 4.0


Tablet Mode   (Outside): 5MP with auto-focus & 1080p video recording
Notebook Mode (Inside): 720p HD camera


1 x mini VGA port
2 x USB 3.0 ports
1 x micro-HDMI 1.4 (1080p support)
1 x audio jack combo


Li-Polymer 35WH   (4800mAh)


30.66cm x 19.93cm   x 1.74cm


1.25kg (with   6-cell Li-ion battery pack)