View Full Version : What do 'We' think of the New Asus TaiChi?

06-05-2012, 03:39 PM
Mr. Shih .... Presenting the TaiChi ... he kills me. Cudos Sir.c.


1920x1080 screen.

06-05-2012, 05:34 PM
It doesn't fit my usage patterns but I hope it does well with people torn between tablet and ultra light.

06-05-2012, 09:37 PM
Looks pretty cool, now all they need to do is to combine the Padphone and the TaiChi and they will have a pretty perfect multi purpose tool.

06-05-2012, 10:01 PM
I'm very impressed by the new Asus Hybrid notebook :)

It makes me think, if it was possible, change the screen on my G73 and get a screen on both sides on it :cool: :D
It would be so awesome.... besides of the thickness as a "tablet" :P

06-06-2012, 11:16 PM
... and that's 1920x1080.... early reports ive read say... 11" and 13" models.

Yes indeed .. what next ? yum.

Myk SilentShadow
06-07-2012, 07:27 AM
Looks pretty cool, now all they need to do is to combine the Padphone and the TaiChi and they will have a pretty perfect multi purpose tool.

Now why the heck would they do that? add all that extra tech into it and the sucker is gonna weigh a tonne. The PadPhone is great as it is, i'm gonna upgrade my phone to it when it lands in Aus in August.

07-04-2012, 03:27 AM
Personally, I don't think we'll see this unit past concept.

It's a really cool concept but I'm not sure if it's something that will sell well.

I also don't think if it ever comes out we'll see it in the US market.

07-04-2012, 01:15 PM
Shawnnepc... Welcome to ROG.

I hope your wrong Sir. I can think of Thousands of practical
uses for this. (Pharma Reps for one.)
And the Turn-the-Laptop-into-a-Tablet crowd have been around
for years ..(hpT1000, Lifebooks..ect..) and these are ultra light ...
a second 'screen' adds almost no weight... almost.

Of course my idea of 'portable' has a HDprojector on a helmet,
a 50lb. backpack and mouse/keyboard gloves.. hahaha .c.

07-05-2012, 11:08 PM
You know, this is what the Transformer Prime should have been...and where ASUS has always wanted to go. It will kick the iPad...like that thing compares with the Transformer? I would take a few bets that the TaiChi will sell better than Microsoft's own slate. Theirs will be so hard to use with the rubber keyboard, and the ASUS will be just about perfect. Maybe a 9-10 inch model to replace ASUS netbooks?

@chrsplmr, you never cease to entertain me. I just love your sense of humor. :) Keep it up matey!

Silver Wolf
07-06-2012, 06:37 AM
Actually Zyg the IPad 3 is a big competitor for the Transformer prime. Now before anyone starts thinking im an apple fanboy my PC is custom built by yours truly, my phone is a Galaxy S and I own 2 Transformer Primes. Personally I find the prime to be better but I work in IT so that generally goes without saying. However a lot of people and you can look at the reviews if you don't believe me favour the Pad 3. The Slate will be the only thing that can stop Windows 8 from going the way of Vista.

As for the TaiChi though I like it, I can see it being very useful as a PoS device and it may make Win 8 a bit of a success for Microsoft. I can see this doing quite well.

07-06-2012, 10:17 AM
Yeah, @SilverWolf, you are right. The iPad 3 is a competitor. I was thinking of the iPad 2. No, I do not think you are an Apple fanboy, considering that you are running the Android competitors. So many people just automatically assume that Apple will make the best hardware, and everything else is second rate. Not true! Quality Apple products should be compared with quality Androids. Not $300 iTouch with $99 android PMP knockoff. $99 iPhone 4 with $150 Galaxy (contract differences). $500 iPad with $400 Prime.

07-06-2012, 01:03 PM
Zygo..Correct-0-Mundo as usual my friend... and now that Apple has ripped out a page from the
Intel (How to beat AMD-Bury them in court) HandBook ... ie..Samsung ... the makers of their
prized 'retina' display .... me thinks they protest to loudly (expensively)... ('We' must be gaining on 'Them'.)
..hahhaa... pig apples are still apples .. but you cant eat them ..hehehe.c.

07-06-2012, 09:29 PM
Thanks, friend. :) At least the ROG is good enough to WIN without sueing. Shows who is the real community made up of competent hardware and users, and who is the slime trying to win by any means possible. I did not know that Intel was one of the lawyer groups...sometimes I wonder if corporations should be forbidden from suing...at least over design patents. Remember Apple trying to patent the overlapping windows...judge threw it out of court...said that it was the only way of expressing a particular concept. We need a few more to do that. Come on, can't Apple out serve its competitors? Everyone else manages to get along.

Silver Wolf
07-10-2012, 01:25 AM
With MS announcing Win8 will be out by the end of the year we could be seeing the TaiChi as early as next year. I for one will be interested to see how these turn out.