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  • 30 May 2013 11:02

ASUS Taichi™ 31 with Dual 13.3-inch Displays Now Available

Sydney, Australia (30th May, 2013)— ASUS today announced availability of ASUS Taichi™ 31, a sleek Ultrabook™ with a 13.3-inch dual-screen design that offers the mobile flexibility of a tablet with the performance and features of a notebook. ASUS Taichi 31 also features a choice of Intel® Core™ processors and joins the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi™ 21, launched in October 2012.

Dual displays for a multitude of uses With two Full HD 13.3-inch screens placed back-to-back, Taichi 31 combines the best features of a Windows 8 tablet and a powerful Ultrabook in a single sleek design. With the same black-mirror finish and slender profile as the Taichi 21, Taichi 31 is as elegant as it is innovative. It also packs a host of features that help make light work of any productivity task.

Lid closed, Taichi 31 is a high-performance tablet with a powerful Intel® Core™ i7 or i5 processor and blazingly fast SSD storage. Scratch-resistant glass with 10-point multi-touch makes Windows 8 effortless and intuitive to use, while the supplied pressure-sensitive stylus is perfect for taking handwritten notes, annotating documents and drawing sketches.

Lid open, Taichi 31 offers three distinct ways to work. With just the inner display active, Taichi 31 is a powerful Ultrabook with a comfortable backlit keyboard and a generously proportioned touchpad with full support for Windows 8 gestures. Better still, both displays can also be active at the same time in Extended Desktop or Mirrored Desktop mode, making it easy to show a presentation or share a video, without the need for a clumsy external monitor or a bulky projector.

Brilliant images and astonishing audio quality In whichever mode Taichi 31 is used, two Full HD displays with IPS technology give outstanding clarity with vibrant color and 178-degree wide viewing angles. Dual-band Wi-Fi with Intel® WiDi and Bluetooth 4.0 offer high-performance wireless connectivity, while two USB 3 ports provide full support for the latest high-speed external storage devices and rapid mobile device recharging.

ASUS SonicMaster technology, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, delivers astonishing sound quality on Taichi 31 with all kinds of listening material. Taichi 31 also features a rear 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with 1080p Full HD video recording and a front-facing 720p HD video camera, plus a noise-suppressing array microphone for crystal-clear video chat. ASUS Super Hybrid Engine II technology gives up to seven hours battery life with Wi-Fi web browsing.

Multi award-winning design ASUS Taichi™ has received a number of awards since its launch in October 2012. The 2013 CES Innovations Award judging panel were impressed by ASUS Taichi for its daring design and entirely new approach to mobile PCs, while the 2013 iF Design Award committee acknowledged the vision behind its innovative design. ASUS Taichi was also awarded a prestigious G Mark in the 2012 Good Design Awards for its breakthrough design that offers new levels of productivity and entertainment.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING ASUS Taichi 31 is available now through authorised resellers and major retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hifi, Bing Lee, Dick Smith Electronics and The Good Guys. Distributors include Synnex, Dicker Data and Altech. Taichi 31 pricing starts at AU$1999 for models featuring Intel Core i5, and AU$2399 for models featuring Intel Core i7. Select configurations will be available exclusive to the channel, including a Windows 8 Pro model. SPECIFICATIONS 1

ASUS Taichi 31

• Intel® Core™ i7 or Core™ i5 processor • Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro • 13.3-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display • 4GB DDR3 RAM • 128 / 256GB SATA III SSD • 339.2 x 228 x 174mm • 1.56 kg

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. ### About ASUS ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011 and is widely credited with revolutionising the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 11,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers. Company revenue for 2011 was approximately US$11.9 billion.

Media Contact:

Sally Vernon PR Manager, ASUS +61 2 9815 6622 Sally_Vernon@asus.com

Sabine Leroy Spectrum Communications +61 2 9469 5700 asus@spectrumcomms.com.au

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