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Asus has released an innovative ultrabook with two displays, which is a revolution in the market of ultra/notebooks. I personally think that this could be a great device, as the innovation here is a lot, but the technical specifications this device is coming with are not surprising. In fact most ultrabooks have really bad tech. specifications, but only the expensive ones come with Intel i7 and nVidia GeForce.
Here Asus tries something new, an ultrabook with two displays, which is an obvious innovation, but what is the purpose of it? Here in this video you can see more about this ultrabook and it’s purpose:
Here are the technical specifications in a closer look:
The CPU is usually the 3rd gen of the Intel i7, though there are models with i5. Here I would say I am not surprised, but still this CPU should be more than enough for the daily usage of the ultrabook.
The GPU unfortunately is an integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, which is a big disadvantage here. I personally thought they would need a better GPU there, as the displays are two, but it seems the integrated one does the job. The only advantage here is that the integrated GPU is a power-saving one.
The RAM memory is usually 4GB DDR3, though the model can vary, but still the 4GB are a standard, though 8GB is the new trending one.
Here is a good thing – the Ultrabook from Asus comes with a 256GB SSD, which should make the daily desktop usage even better, though the lack of sam RAM and GPU maybe.
The displays are as already mentioned two and they are both 13.3”. Both are IPS and with Full HD resolution, which gives a great display quality. We can’t expect 1440p or 4k displays, because the integrated GPU cannot handle them, still, the both displays are awesome.
The Ultrabook comes with the usual extras – SD Card Reader, USB 3.0, 2 cameras. Here are though some other bonuses – stylus, keyboard backlight and mini HDMI.
The Asus Taichi weighs only 1,56kgs which is great, bearing in mind it’s extra functionality of having two displays, the device is still lightweight. The design as you can see is also not bad, but for the price it comes with, I would expect more. But still the assembly is great and the materials are really top notch, which could be a good reason to buy the device, but still you need to have your purposes right and clear. Asus has really started producing great ultra/notebooks with great device designs, though some Apple fans might think they copy from them, I would say that the innovation Asus is trying to show cannot be compared for now, though it is not that successful at the moment. If you are looking to try out something new and of course you have enough money, Asus Taichi is what I would recommend to try – an innovative ultrabook with two displays, great design and some good technical specifications.
The device has a really good design, brings a lot of innovation, but from a performance point of view, it could be better.