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Asus TAICHI 21 21-DH71 Ultrabook/Tablet - 11.6" - In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology - Intel Core i7 i7-3517U 1.90 GHz - Silver Aluminum Item # 178922

Asus TAICHI 21 21-DH71 Ultrabook/Tablet - 11.6" - In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology - Intel Core i7 i7-3517U 1.90 GHz - Silver Aluminum

    You've seen notebooks and tablets. But you've never seen anything like the ASUS TAICHI™ 21. Featuring Windows 8, 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor and 11.6" IPS Full HD dual displays, it offers the performance of a notebook when you need it, and the convenience of a tablet when you don't.

    Package Contents:
    ; TAICHI 21-DH71 Ultrabook/Tablet; Lithium Ion Battery; AC Adapter

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    Item # 178922 
    Manufacturer # S8564492  
    64-bit Processing Yes
    operating platform Windows
    aspect ratio 16:9
    storage capacity 256 GB
    Audio Line In Yes
    tablet operating system Windows 8
    Audio Line Out Yes
    tablet processor model i7-3517U
    Backlight Technology LED
    tablet processor speed 1.90 GHz
    battery capacity 3200 mAh
    video hardware HD 4000
    Battery Energy 35 Wh
    Bluetooth Yes
    Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
    brand name ASUS
    Cache 3 MB
    color Silver Aluminum
    computer battery type Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
    depth 7.8"
    diagonal screen size 11.6 inches
    Direct Media Interface 5 GT/s
    Display Screen Technology In-plane Switching (IPS) Technology
    Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
    Ecolabel RoHS
    Finger Print Reader No
    form factor convertible
    Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
    Graphics Controller Model HD 4000
    Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
    HDMI Yes
    height 0.7"
    Hyper-Threading Yes
    Input Voltage 110 V AC; 220 V AC
    integrated speakers yes
    Keyboard Yes
    Keyboard Backlight Yes
    keyboard type Physical Keyboard
    manufacturer ASUS Computer International
    maximum memory capacity 4 GB
    Maximum Power Supply Wattage 45 W
    memory 4 GB
    memory card reader no
    Microphone Yes
    model name 21-DH71
    Multi-touch Screen Yes
    Network (RJ-45) Yes
    Number of Cells 6-cell
    Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
    operating system Windows 8
    Operating System Architecture 64-bit
    Operating System Platform Windows
    optical drive No
    processor brand Intel
    Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
    processor model i7-3517U
    processor speed 1.90 GHz
    processor type Core i7
    Product Line TAICHI 21
    Product Name TAICHI 21-DH71 Ultrabook/Tablet
    Product Type Ultrabook/Tablet
    Rear Camera Yes
    Rear Camera Resolution 5 Megapixel
    Rear Camera Video Resolution 1280 x 720
    Screen Mode Full HD
    screen resolution 1920 x 1080
    software included Antivirus and Tool Software:; OFFICE 2010 STARTER pre-loaded; Trend Micro Titanium 2011 30 day Trial; Power2Go; Adobe ReaderASUS Utility Software:; ASUS SmartLogon; ASUS Face Logon; ASUS Life Frame III; Virtual Camera; ASUS Live Update; Power4Gear Hybrid; ASUS WebStorage; Windows Live4 package & Toolbar; eManual; ASUS Vibe; ASUS AIRecovery/ASUS Color; Enhancement (ASUS Splendid); Instant on/USB Charger+Security:; BIOS Booting User Password Protection; LoJack; Intel Anti-thef
    Solid State Drive Capacity 256 GB
    Solid State Drive Interface Serial ATA/600
    Total Number of USB Ports 2
    Touchscreen Yes
    TV Card No
    VGA Yes
    warranty length 1-year limited
    Webcam Yes
    weight 2.76 lb
    width 12"
    Wimax No
    wired connectivity Fast Ethernet
    Wireless LAN Yes
    Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
    WWAN Supported No

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    ASUS and You

    • Dual Displays, Four Modes of Use- ASUS TAICHI™ Ultrabook™ Convertible

      Two screens, one incredible PC. Featuring dual Full HD displays, the ASUS TAICHI™ offers four unique modes that deliver more than just the productivity of a notebook and the convenience of a tablet. Read on to find out:

      1. Notebook Mode
      Lift the lid and the TAICHI™ becomes a full- featured notebook with a backlit keyboard and multi-touch touchpad.

      2. Tablet Mode
      Close the lid and the TAICHI™ transforms into a multi-touch tablet giving you complete fingertip control.

      3. Mirror Mode
      Mirror mode shows the same image on both back-to-back screens, so it’s perfect for showing a presentation or sharing a movie without the need for a bulky projector or worrying about where everyone will sit.

      4. Dual-Screen Mode
      The TAICHI™ becomes two computers as each screen can be used separately as a notebook and tablet running different apps.


    Features At-A-Glance

      • 1st ultra-slim dual screen notebook and tablet combination
      • Dual Full HD 11.6” in-plane switching (IPS) panel with 178 degree wide-viewing angle
      • Works the way you need with four screen modes: Notebook, Tablet, Mirror, and Dual Screen
      • Superior Sound with Exclusive SonicMaster Technology by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
      • Speedy performance with 256GB Solid State Drive
      • 5MP camera on the tablet and HD webcam on the notebook are great for snapping photos and video chats
      • 2-second Instant On1 resume time from hibernate mode with worry-free auto data backup when battery falls below 5%
      • 32GB x 3 years free ASUS cloud storage2 (valued at $49.99)
      • 1 year Accidental Damage Protection3 with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee


    • Incredible Design

      The back-to-back screens aren’t the only reason the ASUS TAICHI™ turns heads. Featuring an ultra-sophisticated and ultra slim profile, it surpasses its category standard as an ultrabook™ measuring just 0.7” at its thickest point. The ASUS TAICHI’s clean rich dual-tone finish with intricate detailing makes it pleasing to the eye and powerful to the touch.

    • Incredible Design

      Take a hands-on approach to life with the TAICHI™ and Windows 8. In tablet mode, enjoy smooth and responsive fingertip control with the 10-point capacitive multi-touch screen, while the large Smart Gesture touchpad also makes navigating through apps in notebook mode just as intuitive. When it’s time to get creative, the TAICHI™ also has an optional stylus for precision control and flexible handwritten note taking.

    • Incredible Visual

      The ASUS TAICHI™ sports two display panels and HD cameras for unmatched versatility. Featuring dual Full HD 1080p in-plane switching (IPS) panels and 178° wide-viewing angles; you can conveniently project and share movies, photos and presentations using the external display while controlling them from the internal display. Also with the TAICHI™, you can conveniently take high-resolution photos and enjoy HD video chats with the TAICHI’s front 720p and rear 5-megapixel cameras.

    • Incredible Performance

      The ASUS TAICHI™ is packed with features allowing you to maximize high power performance and blazing fast speed. Featuring the ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II Technology that enables 2-second Instant On resume with up to 2 weeks standby time1 and fast performance speed with the included Solid State Drive, now you can spend less time waiting and more time working and living.

    • Incredible Audio

      Combined with a mix of beautiful design, superior hardware and feature-rich software, the TAICHI™ features the exclusive ASUS SonicMaster Technology co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, which delivers the ultimate sound experience with improved clarity, volume, resonance, and more detailed sound reproduction. After all, what’s an innovative notebook without innovative sound?

    • Incredible Cloud

      With cloud-based ASUS WebStorage2 , access all your documents, photos, music, and videos from any device you are on. Even better, ASUS TAICHI™ comes with free 32GB of WebStorage cloud space for three years (valued at $49.99).

    • Relax ASUS has got you covered!

      This notebook is backed by the industry’s most comprehensive coverage:

      ASUS TAICHI™ VIP Support*
      • Exclusive VIP Support for your ASUS TAICHI: 1-866-455-2787
      • Available 24/7
      • English Speaking Only
      *Exclusive support for your ASUS TAICHI™ notebook ONLY. Contact availability subject to change at any time without prior notification. Closed in observance of major national holidays.

      1-Year International Warranty
      • 30-day Zero Bright Dot Guarantee
      • Free 2-way standard shipping
      • 24/7 Technical Support

      1-Year Accidental Damage Protection3

      • Covers accidental drops, spills, power surges and fire damage for the first year (valued at $99). For more information, visit

    • Protect your TAICHI with official ASUS Accessories (sold separately)

      ASUS TAICHI Suit
      • Durable polyurethane exterior and interior for better screen protection
      • Acts as a foldable stand for comfortable viewing and typing
      • Custom-designed with openings for ports and slots and cooling vents

    What's in the box

      • ASUS TAICHI™ Series Ultrabook™ Convertible
      • Accessories: TAICHI Sleeve, Mini-VGA to VGA Adapter, micro HDMI to HDMI Adapter
      • AC Adapter
      • User Manual


    Model Comparison

    Display • External (Tablet): 11.6" FHD (1920*1080) Multi-touch display
    • Internal (Notebook): 11.6” FHD (1920*1080) matte display
    • External (Tablet): 11.6" FHD (1920*1080) Multi-touch display
    • Internal (Notebook): 11.6” FHD (1920*1080) matte display
    Processor Intel® Core™ i7-3517U (1.9GHz) Intel® Core™ i5-3317U (1.7GHz)
    Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Operating System Windows 8 (64 bit) Windows 8 (64 bit)
    Memory 4GB 4GB
    Storage 256GB SSD + 32GB ASUS WebStorage2 128GB SSD + 32GB ASUS WebStorage2
    Warranty & Coverage 1 Yr International Warranty
    1 Yr Accidental Damage Protection
    1 Yr International Warranty
    1 Yr Accidental Damage Protection


    Operating System:Windows 8 (64 bit)
    Display:External (Tablet): 11.6" FHD (1920*1080) Multi-touch display

    Internal (Notebook): 11.6” FHD (1920*1080) matte display

    Processor:Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9GHz) Ivy Bridge with Turbo (3.0GHz)
    Graphics:Intel® HD Graphics 4000
    Wireless:802.11 a/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0; WiDi-capable
    Storage:256GB SSD + 32GB ASUS WebStorage2
    Camera:Back (Tablet): 5MP camera

    Front (Notebook): HD webcam

    Speakers:Built-in speaker with ASUS SonicMaster by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
    Card Reader:N/A

    Input/ Output:

    1 x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack

    1 x mini VGA port

    2 x USB 3.0 port

    1 x micro HDMI port

    Battery:6 cell Li-ion Battery Pack with up to 5 hours1 battery life
    Weight:2.8 lbs
    Color:Metallic Gray

    What’s new with Windows 8.1?

    • Note: Some features require Windows 8.1. Update available through Windows store for Windows 8 users. Internet access required; fees may apply.

      The devices shown in the videos are displayed only for demonstrative purposes to showcase the touch features of the Windows operating system. Similar mice and keyboard keystrokes can be used on non-touch devices. Please check the specs of the machine on the page to know what features are included.
    • It plays as hard as it works.

      It plays as hard as it works.
      Windows 8.1 gives you the power to quickly browse, watch movies, play games, polish your resume, and pull together a killer presentation — all on a single PC. Now you can organize up to three apps on your screen at once in a single view.
    • The Start screen.

      The Start screen.
      Personalize your Start screen with your favorite news, friends, social networks, and apps. Customizable colors and backgrounds and four different sizes of tiles make your device as unique as you are.
    • The apps you want.

      The apps you want.
      In addition to great built-in apps for email, people, photos and video editing – you can also download thousands of popular apps from the Windows Store, including Netflix, ESPN, Skype and Halo: Spartan Assault.
    • Mouse, keyboard—and now touch.

      Windows 8.1 works harmoniously with various types of devices, including touch, mouse-and-keyboard, or both. Whatever kind of device you have, you'll discover fast and fluid ways to switch between apps, move things around, and go smoothly from one place to another.
    • Your files, everywhere.

      Stay connected to your photos and important files and access them on your phone, tablet or PC with OneDrive. By signing in with your Microsoft account to any of your PCs running Windows 8.1 and you'll immediately see your own background, display preferences, and settings.
    • Your familiar desktop.

      From the Start screen, you are just a click away from the familiar Windows desktop you know so you can do the stuff you’ve always done.
    • Multitasking made easy.

      It's easy to do up to four things at once. Snap multiple apps side by side in a single view for easy multitasking and enhanced productivity.
    • Security.

      Stay up to date and more secure with Windows Defender, Windows Firewall, and Windows Update.
    • Speed.

      Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.
    • You keep all your files.

      If your PC is running Windows 7, your files, apps and settings will easily transfer to Windows 8.1.
    • You keep familiar programs.

      Programs that run on Windows 7 will run on Windows 8.1.
    • Your Office. Your Way.

      Your Office. Your Way.
      Office at its best on Windows 8 devices. Discover new and better ways to create, edit, and browse—using a keyboard or touchscreen. Please review the specifications on this Windows device and, if Office is not already included, don’t forget to add it to your purchase.

    Windows Q&A

    • Why should I buy a Windows device?
    • Windows devices are available in all shapes and sizes to match your lifestyle and they can also be customized with your favorite apps, colors, and backgrounds to match your personality. Multitask with ease on a Windows device. Run Office side-by-side with your web browser, or make a Skype video call while you check email. Windows devices also work with stuff you already have, they include ports for printers and cameras and work with your favorite apps.*


      *Windows RT 8.1 devices only runs built-in apps or apps that you download from the Windows Store.


    • Does Windows have the apps I want?
    • Right out of the box, Windows 8.1 comes with apps to do all the basics and a lot more. There are apps to stay in touch, save your files to the cloud, and keep track of your photos and videos in new and easy ways.


      Plus, you can visit the Windows store to choose from over 100,000 apps for games, music, news, weather, and entertainment, to just name a few. 

    • Did the desktop disappear?
    • No. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows. If you spend most of your time on the desktop, you can even set Windows to go there instead of the Start screen when you first turn on your PC. 

    • I have heard it is for touchscreens. Can I still use a mouse and keyboard?
    • Yes. You can use it the way you want: touchscreen, mouse and keyboard, or both. You’ll also still be able to work with the familiar desktop just as you did in earlier versions of Windows.

      Note: The touchscreen functionality is dependent on the specifications of the device’s screen. Please check the specs of the machine on this page to know what features are included.
    • Can I use my current software and printers?
    • Windows 8.1 is compatible with almost all of the peripherals (printers, cameras, keyboards, mice, etc.) that you’re using today with your Windows PC or tablet. You can also use most of the desktop programs you currently use, including Office programs. 

    • What if I buy a PC running Windows 8? Can I update to Windows 8.1?
    • Yes. If you're running Windows 8 you'll be able to get the free update to Windows 8.1 through the Windows Store. 

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    2. 2 Complimentary 32GB ASUS WebStorage space for 3 years. Internet connection required.
    3. 3 Program applies to select notebooks purchased within the USA and Canada only. Customers must register online within 60-days from purchase date to be eligible. One claim per notebook only. Exclusions apply. For details, please visit,
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