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Asus TAICHI21 11.6-inch Tablet, Silver Item # 178922 OfficeMax # 23986117

Asus TAICHI21 11.6-inch Tablet, Silver

    Intel Core i7-3517U Processor, 4 GB Memory, 256 GB Solid State Drive, 11.6-inch Screen

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    Item # 178922 
    Manufacturer # S8564492  
    brand name Asus
    manufacturer ASUS Computer

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    • 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’s new, but you know it.

      • Start up in the familiar desktop to get stuff done or the Start screen to easily access all your favorite apps and sites.

      Easier than ever to use.

      • New navigation features make it faster and easier to access, close, minimize and switch between open apps.
      • Pin favorite apps to the Start screen, the taskbar, or both for quick and easy access to what you use the most.

      More productive.

      Greater speed and ease in finding what you are looking for including new apps to love.

    • 3 Reasons Why

      3 Reasons Why

      Check out why Windows just got better and you can make your Windows device the way you want it.

    • 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 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.

    • Make it yours.

      New ways to personalize with more Start screen tiles sizes, colors, and backgrounds.

    • 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.

    • 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 built-in privacy and security protection with Windows Defender and SmartScreen.

    • It’s fast.

      Windows 8.1 starts up faster, switches between apps faster, and uses power more efficiently than previous versions of Windows, including Windows 7.

    • Works with what you have.

      Easily connect to your printers, cameras and more with built-in USB ports. With Windows 8.1, you can run all of the programs that you had on Windows 7.

    • Get more done with Office.

      Get more done with Office.
      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.
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