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ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 Dual Screen Ultra Portable Laptop & Tablet: i7 3517U 1.9GHz CPU, 4GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, 11.6" LCD (1920x1080) EXPIRED

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Promoted 05-08-2013 at 09:32 PM View Original Post
Dealfisher.com has a great deal on ASUS Taichi 21-DH71 Ultra Portable Laptop & Tablet with 1080p Screen, i7 CPU & 256GB Solid State Drive for $1049 + free shipping. Thanks DJ3xclusive

Specs:
  • Intel i7-3517U 1.9GHz CPU
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 256GB Solid State Disk
  • Dual 11.6" LCD's (1920x1080) w/ Dual Camera's
  • Intel GMA
    • 2x USB 3.0, ,Micro HDMI
  • WiFi N
  • 6 Cell Battery
  • Windows 8
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Weight 2.7lbs
A review courtesy of Engadget

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Edited May 9, 2013 at 12:49 PM by widgit
  • 1st 11.6” ultra slim dual screen notebook and tablet combination
  • Amazingly thin, light, and ultra-mobile
  • Single-finger easy switch between notebook and tablet modes
  • 11.6-Inch HD-LED Screen and 11.6" LED Touchscreen
  • Tablet: 11.6" 16:9 with 10 fingers Touch FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9 GHz Processor
  • 256 GB Solid-State Drive
  • 4 GB DDR3
  • Windows 8 (64bit)
  • 1920*1080 pixels
  • Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • 802.11bgn
  • 12 x 0.60 x 7.80 inches
  • 2.7 pounds
  • Frameless Glare type Tablet with Silver Aluminum Frame
  • Full HD IPS panel and 178 degree wide-viewing angle
  • Instant sharing with multiple screen modes : Notebook, Tablet, Mirror, and Dual Screens
  • HDMI 1.4
  • HD + 5M Pixel dual Camera (720p video recording)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x micro HDMI
  • 1x mini VGA
  • 1x Screen A lock Bottom
  • Superior Sound with Exclusive SonicMaster Technology by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower
Package Includes
  • ASUS Taichi21-DH71 11.6" Touchscreen Convertible Ultrabook
  • Taichi Precision Stylus
  • Carrying Bag
  • RJ-45 LAN Adapter
  • Video Adapter
  • AC Charger
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#61
It's amazing how gullible people are and how with millions of dollars of marketing, people can fall for paying lots of money for tiny screens. Let's see: I can buy an excellent $400 17" laptop or a $1,000 11" palmtop which will require a magnifying glass for me to be able to see what's on the screen. Unbelievable how corporations are able to get away with this.
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#62
Quote from petard View Post :
You'd think $1000+ computers would throw you a bone and put the extra $10 worth of RAM in, but noooope. Lenovo Helix is the only computer so far that has absolutely everything I want
  • 1920x1080 or higher screen
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • Core i5 or higher
  • Wacom pen
  • Detachable convertible tablet
  • Extra battery in keyboard dock
  • 256GB+ SSD

Ideally I'd want 16GB RAM but everything else checks out and 8GB is fine. 4GB is pathetic. Open Chrome and 8 tabs and you're almost full already.

Chrome does not use anything NEAR 8GB of RAM with 8 tabs open. Assuming each tab is something like 100-125 MB (which is very very generous), you'd be at about 1 GB in Chrome alone.

If you're using 8GB of RAM with 8 tabs in Chrome and nothing else, you either have a memory leak or a counting error. Assuming the OS is using <1GB, that means each tab would have to have close to 1GB of data.

The only people who need more than 4GB of RAM are heavy PS users, video editors, VMs... specialized, niche tasks like that (where really, 16GB would be the minimum).

No kind of web browsing or gaming or any kind of mainstream consumer usage would be improved with more than 4GB of RAM.
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#63
Quote from deshwasi View Post :
is this better than surface pro in every which way? how come we are not seeing any sales, much less firesales, on the surface pro? whats going on?
I haven't done a lot of research into the Surface Pro so take my opinion for what it's worth. bounce I did a quick internet search just now and guess I've misunderstood it. I thought it would turn me into a mechwarrior, a replicator maybe, or help me break dance on a table better. Why is this "tablet" thicker than my Nexus? Why do I need a pen? Why would I want to throw my papers in the air? I'll just have to pick them up. Then I'll be sent to HR.

Short answer to your actual question. Zune.

Quote from blommer View Post :
How does 1920x1080 look on a 11.6" screen in Desktop mode?
Probably meant for road warriors. Not the best screen at home or at the office. It's meant for when you're stuck at Logan International trying to get home.
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#64
I would bite if the screen is 13.3".
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#65
Quote from petard View Post :

Ideally I'd want 16GB RAM but everything else checks out and 8GB is fine. 4GB is pathetic. Open Chrome and 8 tabs and you're almost full already.

Agreed with above post, wtf are you talking about? If you are just doing normal web browsing or whatever 4gb is quite fine at this point in time.

With that said, I really wish manufacturers would get away from 11.6" and make 12.5" the minimum screen size (but with the same form factor, ie minimal bezel).
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#66
Quote from FatSmurf View Post :
Chrome does not use anything NEAR 8GB of RAM with 8 tabs open. Assuming each tab is something like 100-125 MB (which is very very generous), you'd be at about 1 GB in Chrome alone.

If you're using 8GB of RAM with 8 tabs in Chrome and nothing else, you either have a memory leak or a counting error. Assuming the OS is using <1GB, that means each tab would have to have close to 1GB of data.

The only people who need more than 4GB of RAM are heavy PS users, video editors, VMs... specialized, niche tasks like that (where really, 16GB would be the minimum).

No kind of web browsing or gaming or any kind of mainstream consumer usage would be improved with more than 4GB of RAM.
No I'm saying the RAM is almost full if you have 4GB and open chrome and 8 tabs. Obviously Chrome isn't using all that RAM, but it uses around 1.25GB with all that open. Windows itself uses almost 1GB and other programs and services open nearly fill it up, causing it to start paging. This is especially horrible on systems with slow hard drives. My work computer has just 4GB RAM and a 32-bit OS so I only get 3.5GB of that. Constant grinding to the disk. 4GB RAM is UNACCEPTABLE on a $1000+machine. I wouldn't even buy a $600+ machine that didn't have the capability of going past 4GB.

Gamers can easily benefit from moving past 4GB. Sure if you close absolutely everything before launching your game you'll be fine, but why do that? With all my RAM I can just leave all my crap open and fire up whatever game I want to play and not worry about it. I don't understand why so many people want to keep computers stuck at 4GB. It just doesn't make sense. RAM is so damn cheap. Seriously like a $10 difference between 4GB and 8GB. That extra RAM lets Windows cache more data and lets it not page stuff to disk all the time. Even with an SSD, the disk is many orders of magnitude slower than the RAM.

My Task Manager [imgur.com]

I have tons of RAM in my desktop for when I want to run VMs, but I'm not running any VMs right now and I'm using 8.7GB (lots of stuff open) and Windows is caching another 8GB of stuff in my extra RAM so that if I access those files they won't have to be loaded from disk (SSD) which is slow compared to RAM.
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#67
Quote from petard View Post :
4GB is pathetic. Open Chrome and 8 tabs and you're almost full already.
I take it you're exaggerating. Otherwise you're on the wrong 8 websites.

Point taken on the price point though. If I have any rep I'll try to give it to you.
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#68
Quote from takethecash View Post :
I take it you're exaggerating. Otherwise you're on the wrong 8 websites.
Chrome with a few extensions like RES, adblock, lastpass, chrome to phone and 8 tabs open easily uses 1GB itself. Windows takes 600MB-1GB, Skype uses 100MB, Steam 100MB, bla bla bla bla bla. 4GB easily fills up if you do any multi-tasking.

Here it is with 17 tabs open using 2GB RAM [imgur.com]

If you have RAM it'll use it. If you don't, it'll start preemptively paging things to disk, slowing you down. Switching between tabs at work when my RAM is getting full (even when not 100% full) is just annoying. You switch to a tab and it'll be a blank white screen until it can page something to disk and then fetch the data you need from disk back to RAM. More RAM and you won't ever deal with this crap. Not to mention you save the wear on the SSD if you're not constantly paging to it. Each cell can only be written to a small amount of times. This gets even worse if you get a machine with a small SSD where there's only a small amount of free space left.

If you multi-task 4GB just doesn't cut it anymore. A $700 computer I bought in 2009 had 4GB DDR3. I won't pay that much or even MORE for a computer 4 years later with just 4GB RAM. Not when RAM costs nothing. That's just silly.
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#69
This design is... Stupid
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#70
Quote from petard View Post :
Chrome with a few extensions like RES, adblock, lastpass, chrome to phone and 8 tabs open easily uses 1GB itself. Windows takes 600MB-1GB, Skype uses 100MB, Steam 100MB, bla bla bla bla bla. 4GB easily fills up if you do any multi-tasking.

Here it is with 17 tabs open using 2GB RAM [imgur.com]

If you have RAM it'll use it. If you don't, it'll start paging things to disk, slowing you down. Switching between tabs at work when my RAM is getting full (even when not 100% full) is just annoying. You switch to a tab and it'll be a blank white screen until it can page something to disk and then fetch the data you need from disk back to RAM. More RAM and you won't ever deal with this crap.
Is Chrome a 32-bit program? If it is, it can't use more than 4 GB of RAM. It's neither Windows nor the computer's fault. Use a different web browser for your next 8 tabs.
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#71
Quote from xon3R4Te View Post :
Is Chrome a 32-bit program? If it is, it can't use more than 4 GB of RAM. Use a different web browser for your next 8 tabs.
It's 32-bit but multi-process (each window and extension gets its own process). Each 32-bit process can use 2GB RAM.
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#72
Quote from Wooty View Post :
Wait for haswell people! Trust me, you will be rewarded with the better integrated graphics chipset on haswell vs ivy bridge for laptop computers. This deal is good, but if you can hold off until haswell releases, that will be a significant increase in graphics quality without the huge increase in power consumption.
So tired of these "wait for Haswell" posts since beginning of the year.

Not everyone games on their PCs. And when Haswell PCs do come out, they will be higher priced. Then you have to wait til fall for some price drops for back to school.

Either get this as it's a good deal, or wait until fall.

By the time Haswell PCs fall in price, then it'll be wait for the next gen chip... the game never ends.
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#73
Quote from cheap_bastid View Post :
So tired of these "wait for Haswell" posts since beginning of the year.

Not everyone games on their PCs. And when Haswell PCs do come out, they will be higher priced. Then you have to wait til fall for some price drops for back to school.

Either get this as it's a good deal, or wait until fall.

By the time Haswell PCs fall in price, then it'll be wait for the next gen chip... the game never ends.
Well if you DO wait until Haswell comes out Ivy Bridge will also get very cheap as they clear out inventory. Haswell is right around the corner, so unless you find a killer deal it is smart to wait a little.
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#74
Quote from petard View Post :
Chrome with a few extensions like RES, adblock, lastpass, chrome to phone and 8 tabs open easily uses 1GB itself. Windows takes 600MB-1GB, Skype uses 100MB, Steam 100MB, bla bla bla bla bla. 4GB easily fills up if you do any multi-tasking.

Here it is with 17 tabs open using 2GB RAM [imgur.com]

If you have RAM it'll use it. If you don't, it'll start preemptively paging things to disk, slowing you down. Switching between tabs at work when my RAM is getting full (even when not 100% full) is just annoying. You switch to a tab and it'll be a blank white screen until it can page something to disk and then fetch the data you need from disk back to RAM. More RAM and you won't ever deal with this crap. Not to mention you save the wear on the SSD if you're not constantly paging to it. Each cell can only be written to a small amount of times. This gets even worse if you get a machine with a small SSD where there's only a small amount of free space left.

If you multi-task 4GB just doesn't cut it anymore. A $700 computer I bought in 2009 had 4GB DDR3. I won't pay that much or even MORE for a computer 4 years later with just 4GB RAM. Not when RAM costs nothing. That's just silly.
I think you're exaggerating quite a bit. I have a i7 with 16 GB of RAM, and I am currently using an ultrabook with 4GB RAM. The ultrabook with 4GB of RAM / i5-3337u is no slouch. It handles my 16 Chrome windows fine that's open right now, with no slow down.

The 16GB RAM is nice, but I wouldn't make that a deal breaker. i5-3337u w/ 4GB RAM running WIndows 8 is quite decent.
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#75
How much do you guys think this will be worth later this year?
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