updated 05:59 am EDT, Mon April 15, 2013
Double screened ultrabook allows for sharing, tablet use
Asus is shipping a larger version of its dual-screen ultrabook. Following on from the 11.6-inch Taichi 21, the Taichi 31 has two 13.3-inch Full HD touchscreens with optional stylus input, with one on either side of the lid, allowing its to be used as a tablet when closed or as a standard notebook with an extra external display for presentations or for multiple users.
Running on Windows 8, the Taichi 31 uses a choice of Intel Core i5 or i7 processors with 4GB of RAM and SSD storage. Sound is provided by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower, while a rear five-megapixel camera and front-facing 720p HD webcam with a noise-suppressing array microphone are also included. Dual-band Wi-Fi, WiDi support, Bluetooth 4.0, and two USB 3.0 ports provide connectivity, and the battery is claimed to last for around seven hours.
At the time of writing, there is not currently a listed price for the Taichi 31, but it is likely to cost more than the Taichi 21, currently available for around $1,500.