Asus Unleashes Taichi 31 With Two 13.3-inch 1080p Displays

Asus is launching the Taichi 31 Ultrabook, which is essentially a 13.3" Ultrabook except that has two back-to-back displays. Earlier, Asus already launched the Taichi 21, which has a screen diagonal of only 11.6", and was based on the same concept.

The concept is that the screen is dual-sided, which in the case of the Taichi 31, gives the user two Full HD 13.3" IPS displays. The purpose of this concept is that after closing the laptop it can be used as a tablet. Sadly though, it seems that only one of the two screens will be useful at any given time, unless someone codes a game of Battleship specifically for this.

The Ultrabook can be equipped with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 CPU, and will carry 4 GB of DDR3 memory and an SSD. The laptop carries two USB 3.0 ports and has both a wireless and Bluetooth interface. The battery should last up to seven hours on a single charge. The front webcam is 720p and the rear webcam is good for up to 5 megapixels. The touchscreen will be capable of 10-point multi-touch and the keyboard will be backlit, as seen on most of Asus' Ultrabooks.

Asus' Taichi 31 Ultrabooks should hit the shelves any moment now for prices starting around $1,500.

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  • acer0169
    There's only a handful of reasons I'd want a laptop like this. Mainly - if I'm sitting across the desk from a client or friend and want to show them something on my laptop - I could. So very limit presentation options there. Aside from that - this seems a stupid idea. Why would someone not buy a laptop with a swivel touch screen so you can turn it into a tablet or normal laptop in like 2 seconds. Silly.
  • swamprat
    That and presumably you need to put a cover on the outward facing screen if you want to lug the laptop around anything other than carefully