Last month ago, we have reported about Asus Taichi 21 that boasts dual 11.6 inch Full High Definition display screen and now we get a rumors if the company also prepare to release the 13 inch model in US, called as Asus Taichi 31. According to Liliputing, the Taichi dual screen ultrabook will be release in US retailer B&H in early next year, but they did not yet mentioned about the price and release date. If you are looking for a powerful portable laptop with a “unique” dual screen design, you can check detail specs and features below.
Like its sister, Asus Taichi 31 ultrabook also can uses as a tablet or a laptop and comes with dual screen Full High Definition display. This model bring bigger screen with a 13.3 inch FHD IPS display with Led backlit technology and offer 16:9 aspect ratio with a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel. The front display will be support 10 fingers Touch and deliver 250 nits brightness, while the rear display is not touch screen and only can produce 200 nits brightness.
Under the hood, the 13.3 inch Asus Taichi version will be powered by a third generation of Intel Core i7-3517U dual core processor with a base speed of 1.9 GHz and can reach up to 3.0 GHz with Turbo Boost or a 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-3317U “Ivy Bridge” dual core processor features 3 MB L3-Cache and Intel Turbo Boost Technology to increase a clock rates up to 2.6 GHZ when only one core active. For storage, potential costumer can choose a 128 GB SATA III Solid State Drive or a 256 Serial ATA III SSD, as well as Microsoft Windows 8 64 bit OS or Microsoft Windows 8 Pro as the operating system.
Other interesting features is a webcam. Both of the display also has a built in camera, so you can make a face to face video communication in tablet model, while on the laptop mode, you can use the secondary camera for video record. On the rear display, you will find a HD 720p Camera, while on the other side display, you will find a 5.0 Mega Pixel camera with auto focus and support 1080p HD video recording.
Physically, Asus Taichi 31 comes with a brushed aluminium unibody chassis with weighs at 1.55Kg and measures 339.2mm x 228mm x 17.4 mm. The chiclet backlit keyboard with ambient light control also comfortable to uses and the TouchPad also support multi touch function. Other features are an array microphones, stereo speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for stunning audio experience, audio jack combo, card reader slot, two USB 3.0 port, mini VGA port, micro HDMI 1.4 port with support 1080p video and a 6-cell battery provides up to 7 hours of battery usage
In term of connectivity, the dual screen laptop offers a Bluetooth 4.0 and 802.11 b/g/n WLAN for internet connection. Yeah, Asus Taichi 31 ultrabook is a great device. Comes with a gorgeous design with powerful performance and long battery life make the machine is perfect for companions at school, office or anywhere you go. But it is not a cheap machine. For base configuration with Intel Core i5, the Taichi 31 will be has price tag around of $1399, while the higher configuration will be have a starting price around of $1700.