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ASUS Taichi 31 Dual Screen 2in1 Ultrabook - i5 4GB Memory 128GB SSD 13.3" Touchscreen w/Active Digitizer Windows 8 (Taichi31-NS51T)

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  • Dual Screen with Active Digitizer
  • Intel Core i5 3337U (1.80GHz)
  • 4GB Memory 128GB SSD
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Windows 8 (64bit)

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Sung J.
  • 2/10/2016 1:39:56 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs[Updated] Well, here is thing

Pros: Definitely two side monitor. unlike Lenovo yoga, you don't have to put your keyboard on the bottom when you use it as tablet mode. you will get attention everywhere when people see it first time. heat distribution is fine. it does get hotter period of time, but it doesn't slow the system down that much. Speaker is interesting. really loud and clear. it has surrounding feature so it actually feels that music hit your ears. Battery time is decent. I use it for internet and watch movie, around 3-4 hours? LED backlit keyboard is pretty.

Cons: two side monitor. it takes time to change the monitors. sometimes it recognizes touch from outer monitor when you are using inner one. also sometimes it automatically memorized the touch from outer monitor when you hold it. so after you turn on your system, it keep clicking screen until the time you turn it on. Also I got it on June 2014, I don't know how i did it but video graphic card and monitor got damage while I was updating the system. I had to send it to A/S center for repair.

Other Thoughts: [Updated 2/10/16]
Well, I did not read what I wrote back then, but here are few things I want to point out. After update to windows 10 from 8.1, I am not no longer able to use ASUS dual monitor software. It doesn't auto-tilt anymore, I have to set it up manually. Screen bezel is now falling off from monitor, it really doesn't effect the performance. Speaking of performance, it's slow. it takes time to load up the Google chrome from cold boot. Also it has some weight compare to other ultrabooks. So, (even though this is now discontinued) if you are considering to buy one of this series, you might wanna think again. I want to give this laptop 2.4/5.

With system, they provide pen but, honestly it's really useless. don't expect too much on it. you can only use it on outer monitor and really hard to write due to thickness of it. Charger is small and compact. I like it. it only has two 3.0 USB ports so you have to have usb hub for more connectivity. you have to do some research to use Windows 8.1 on this system. it took me awhile to make it happen.

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  • Troy S.
  • 9/26/2014 1:53:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsLove/hate relationship

Pros: • I have had this laptop for a while now and it has served me well so far.
• 1080p screens
• tablet ability without any kind of weird hinge or disconnecting base
• sleek, aluminum build
• specialized support
• back-lit keys
• chicklet keyboard with a quality feel to it
• proprietary button for screen switch without the requirement to close lid
• has a single headset jack, which is great for use with skype when only cellphone style earbuds are available
• dual cameras(I use the tablet cam to record video of my teachers lectures)
• pretty good battery life
• reasonable speakers for a laptop. pretty good sound in my opinion
• has an external power switch, volume rocker and a switch to disable the tablet/touch screen

Cons: It took days to get this laptop working semi-perfectly on 8.1 and even right now I am still having to restart once or twice per day. I shut down my computer out of habit each night, but it still has its problems.

When switching screens, I occasionally, the tablet screen flips sides and then disables the rotation lock. Even in the windows charms menu, it will only display the ability to change the brightness and the rotation lock will be missing.

WiDi compatibility:
I have spoken to support and set this feature up, but when I switch to the widi receiver, it disables the screen, rendering the connection disabled. I have installed all software to asus support spec. I can connect, but it immediately disables the screen.

display compatibility glitch
When hooking up a display through the included Display port to VGA adapter, it will occasionally switch through by itself and on other occasions, require manual setup of the screen through 'screen resolution' in windows

C-c-c-combo maker!
As a combination of the WiDi and VGA adapter problems, if I attempt to set the connected screen as a standalone, disabling the laptop screens, it will quickly revert to using the laptop screens. I suspect this to be a VGA driver issue and with all the correct drivers installed, nothing changes. Asus hasn't fixed much

HDMI and bluetooth
when attempting to use a bluetooth speaker while using the onboard HDMI adapter into a TV with built in sound, windows will glitch between the bluetooth sound option and the sound through HDMI option.

The fan runs constantly
I can be doing anything from streaming to having 4 basic webpage tabs open and the fan will spin up like it's ready to take off for a 10 minute flight. I sit behind people in lecture hall and I will get looks from them when the paratroopers start jumping out the the USB ports.

The enter key
It's like one of those miniature skate-boards you used to get as a kid. If I lightly push down on the right side of it, I can pop a mini wheelie. I got used to pushing down on the left half of the key only after a while, but it is annoying for the first month of use.

Again with the second/tablet screen glitches, but sometime after switching into laptop mode, the touch screen will still be active, but not show an image. I can use it in laptop mode like normal, but if I go to adjust the angle of the screen, I get a slew of random touches on that part of the screen. Fixed by a restart, but happens occasionally.

Wish I had the i7/256gb version of the Taichi 31.
The price, I guess? I mean, you get your money’s worth.

Other Thoughts: Like I said, I love and hate this device. I would buy it again for its convertibility, but at the same time, I would sell this for something better.

People complain about the touchpad location, but I raise my wrists when I type, and there is enough space to the left and right to rest my wrists, so I am quite pleased with the touchpad and its durability.

The battery is good enough to do web surfing/typing or even movies for hours on end. I just finished up a movie steams from online and I'm only at 60%!

Honestly after having problems trying to raid on my crossfire V in my desktop and having all the issues with this laptop, I will NEVER buy ASUS again.

Okay, maybe that was too harsh. I might buy USB adapters and SATA disk drives from you guys.

I wouldn't recommend ASUS to a friend unless I had a direct line to their developers and a refund button that dropped the money into my account and replaced it with a sorry note. Software issues, BSOD popups, Bios issues, driver incompatibility, slow to fix problems.

When I called their "VIP support" I got a guy who had NO clue what to do about anything at all. Spoke to management and instantly made a connection with the guy and was able to use tech jargon without a "what do you mean" after each sentence.

I give it two stars because I can use it, but there are to many problems for it to be practical.

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  • Diego V.
  • 8/26/2014 9:16:10 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat, but..

Pros: Its an awesome product talking about hardware, weight, style...Two IPS monitors in a single ultrabook, you can`t find it everywhere. Great

Cons: I`m a long time Asus customer and this ultrabook disappointed me about the software it comes (not the software to make hardware works). Makes it unusable. Evertyime get stuck in scrool pages, high resources consumption for nothing. I had to uninstall a bunch of them and got solution. Finally after a format I could use it. Asus should stop to do this or people who doesn't have knowledge will think this ultrabook isn't good!

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Diego,

It's great to know that you consider the laptop and awesome product. I certainly understand your concern regarding the pre-installed software bundled with the unit may cause possible problem with the system. Should you need further assistance, please email me at and write down service# N140848403 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.


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  • Donald D.
  • 7/31/2014 12:14:40 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsDont pick up with one hand!

Pros: Great resolution very nice aesthetics, accessories, and packaging.

Cons: Picked unit up with one hand to put into its protective bag for when it is not in use and the touch screen cracked in half. Now half the screen is not responsive and it interferes with the mouse in laptop mode jumping the cursor to the crack location. The top glass should have been thicker and or its glass edge foundation stronger to prevent flex. You should be able to pick up a tablet with one hand without it turning into a brick. Now I have to navigate the Asus RMA/repair methods.

Other Thoughts: This would have been an awesome PC if only more thought would have been put into the touch screen durability.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

I certainly understand your concern regarding the screen being damaged accidentally. ASUS doesn't warranty cracked screen. If you need further assistance sending it in for out of warranty service to replace the screen, please email me at and write down service# N140801491on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.


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5 out of 5 eggsAn exquisite Ultrabook!

Pros: [1] Good price for its excellent design.

[2] Its dual screen mode provides an efficient way for communication.

[3] Helpful and responsive customer support.

[4] It comes with several useful programs.

[5] Quiet keyboard.

Cons: It took me a few days to get used to Windows 8. Not a big deal though.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this product!

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/16/2014 3:44:39 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggseverything works

Pros: Sleek design, fast, works nicely as advertised

Cons: My laptop came scratched in few areas that I'm a little annoyed about. Would've expected this if it was refurbished but it's brand new.... I'm not sure if it's worth my time and hassle of returning it for minor scratch on a supposedly brand new notebook. Don't understand how these kinda things happen in a sealed plastic brand new laptops. QC control perhaps Asus.?

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  • Rahila A.
  • 6/27/2014 12:38:30 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Convertible Ultrabook

Pros: This is the best convertible ultrabook on the market, especially considering the price. The ability to seamlessly go back an forth between a tablet and a laptop has revolutionized how I use my computer for work and play. When discussing a topic with my colleagues, I can easily project a graph or video, so that everyone can see what I'm referring to. The active digitizer is great, and I use it to take notes directly on articles or presentations.

Lastly, this is an incredible deal. In addition to being a high quality maching, with various bell and whistles, the Taichi comes with an active digitizer stylus, carrying case, various usb dongles, some free cloud storage, and a 1 year accidental breakage guarantee from ASUS.

Cons: The SD card does not push in all the way. Hence, it is not flush with the computer. Not a deal breaker, but slightly frustrating, since I was hoping to semi-permanently leave a 126G SDXC in the laptop to functionally double the SSD space.

Other Thoughts: Many people have commented on the compatibility issues with Windows 8.1. It's a simple fix with the new BIOS update. Just follow the directions from some of the other reviews on this site.

Some people have commented on how only the outer screen is a touch screen. Personally, I prefer this. I primarily need a full laptop that can also be used as a tablet. Hence, when I'm typing on the keyboard, I do not need a touch screen. For settings where a touch screen is more convenient, I close the lid and continue working. Additionally, I'm sure this helps keep the price and weight lower as well.

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  • Jonathan P.
  • 6/20/2014 10:31:01 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: * A great ultrabook for the price (700 on sale)
* Tablet mode is fun with the digitizer
* High build quality
* Beautiful matte screen (on the inside)
* Great keyboard
* Fun and unique.

Cons: * You'll need to flash the bios after installing Windows 8.1. Just go here...
Choose Windows 8.1, then download the bios file and intel graphics driver files. Extract bios file to USB, then boot into the bios. You can update it from there. Once updated, install the Intel graphics driver. This whole process shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes. Afterward, everything works great.

Other Thoughts: Like any other laptop/tablet hybrid, it is too heavy to be used solely as a tablet for long unless you set it on something or use both hands to hold it.

There are other hybrid laptops that go beyond 1080p, but I've read that many people are not happy with that high of a resolution at such a small screen size. 1080p on this 13.3 inch is perfect for me.

Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase.

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  • Chad H.
  • 6/13/2014 9:35:52 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSecond Review

Pros: Comes with protective case and the charger will actually fit into the little pocket inside but turn the the tablet screen away from it so you don't scratch it. Also has 1 year of accidental damage protection from Asus with out any extra purchase. The dual screen can let your kids watch a movie while you work on your laptop.

Cons: You have to monkey with it to get it upgraded. Only real downside.

Other Thoughts: Upping this to 4 eggs since they released the patch and properly notified customers of it's availability.
Would have given 5 without that snafu. Have built countless Asus based machines over the last 30 years so expectations are pretty high and I don't give them much slack. They really have done a good job on this machine

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,

It's great to know that you have been a loyal ASUS Customer. I do appreciate that you continuously patronize and believe with ASUS products. I apologize for the inconvenience the long upgrade process to WINDOWS 8.1 may have caused you. The WINDOWS Update server gets lots of hit on a daily basis that may cause connection speed and may result in a long process time for the OS upgrade. Should you need further assistance, please email me at and write down service# 3771694 on the subject line.

Thank you for choosing an ASUS product.


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  • Jason M.
  • 6/10/2014 7:45:34 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Convertable Laptop Ever

Pros: - Fast
- Slim
- Dual Screens
- Sleek Metal and Glass design
- Auto-adjusting back-lit keyboard
- Lots of nice accessories included

Cons: - Buggy screens (But FIXED in bios 209 update)
- Wish it was quadcore (but battery life would likely be compromised)
- Battery life could be better (Not really a con, for what this is, the battery life is just fine)
- Pixel density could be a bit better

Other Thoughts: This thing is AMAZING! So professional looking. I get complements on it all the time. People are like, what is that?! The metal bezel around the glass is what makes look like a luxury item. Better then anything Apple has IMO. This thing even comes with a nice carrying case and is thin enough to be carried around like a tablet.

I hope ASUS keeps making these so that I can get the next generation once I'm done with this one. I highly recommend this one!

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