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Pros: Notebook is great
Cons: Just bought the Taichi 21 not even for two months yet and already the ac adapter is acting up. The led light doesn't light up when I plug it in nor does it even charge. I contacted ASUS service center and their representatives were horrible! Absolute worst. On top of that they wouldn't even give me free shipping for their defective product! I'm completely shocked at how their company handle this. I'd hope for better services since ASUS is so well known and a reputation to live up too.
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Pros: Fast, very solid feeling in my hands, lots of storage. It runs all my games fine, and with 2 usb ports, it allows for a mouse, and something else to be plugged in.
Cons: None that I can see, possibly battery life,but 3 and a half hours normal use is pretty solid as far as battery life goes. I do wish it had more RAM, 4GB is a little low for laptops these days.
Other Thoughts: Internal Wireless card doesn't seem to work with my router after a while, but i had a USB wireless card and it works just fine.
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Beautiful Battery Hog
Pros: Build Quality
Cons: Battery Life
Other Thoughts: At about six weeks in, I have mixed feelings about the Taichi. It is drop-dead gorgeous, slim and well put together. Both displays work well. It is light and well balanced enough to use as a tablet and is a wonderful travel companion -- better than a laptop or a tablet as it fuflfills both missions.
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Great machine, but lacks..
Pros: Probably best in it's class when it comes to design. The keyboard is outstanding. It's the only ultrabook/convirtable that has two screens and a 256 Gb SSD - large SSDs adds to the price, but are finally coming down in price. 11.1" screen, 64-bit o.s., writing stylus - all make this a strong machine. Networking is dual band; has BT 4.0, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 3rd gen i7 processor, and comes with several nice accessories - stylus, USB Ethernet connector, USB VGA connector, and a soft cover.
Cons: Asus missed the mark for a couple of reasons - both displays rate only 215 Nits in brightness - Asus has laptop displays that are very bright at 400 Nits and great for out door reading. The other downside is that it only comes with 4 Gb of RAM; they should have offered 8 Gb of RAM. One key thing to understand is that you cannot upgrade the RAM or SSD because all of the components are soldered directly onto the motherboard. There's no way to upgrade these devices. Also, Asus advertises a case for the Asus Taichi called the Taichi Suit, which looks like a definite accessory the you would want to purchase to protect the hefty cost of this machine - but, try to find one - you can't buy them. Even Asus cannot sell you one or tell you who actually has them. Another issue with the Asus Taichi is that you cannot find one to actually touch and feel to see if you would like or be able to tolerate the keyboard for your typing pleasure - which you might use a lot of the time if you are replacing your desktop or taptop with this device. The battery life is poor as it is with all the ultrabook laptops. Trying to get information from the Asus website or even trying to find out how to contact them is very difficult. Optional accessories are very difficut to locate and purchase right now. Asus also makes mention of a Asus Taichi machine with a 13" display, which is what I wanted, but there's no clue when or if this will ever be available.
Other Thoughts: It's a nice machine, but better ones are coming out - larger SSDs, larger amount of RAM, brighter displays with higher NIT ratings, newer low voltage/wattage processors.
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“Probably best in it's class when it comes to design. The keyboard is outstanding. It's the only ultrabook/convirtable ...”— Dan 2/14/2013
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