The price and launch date of the 13.3-inch model of the Asus Taichi has been revealed by a purported leak from the retailer B&H. The Asus Taichi31 tablet is said to be hitting the market this December with the price of at least $1399. Said information may be found in an alleged winter 2013 catalog of the retailer. By comparison, the 11.6-inch model of said device, called the Taichi21, is now available for pre-order, with prices starting at $1299.
The Taichi 31 has already been announced previously to be a convertible Windows 8 tablet with one display on both sides of its lid. Thus, when one opens the lid, it may be used like a regular laptop. However, when one closes it, the Taichi 31 may be used like other tablets.
The catalog listing indicates that the Asus Taichi 31 is packed with 4GB of RAM, Intel GMA HD graphics, an HD camera, a 6-cell battery, support for 802.11 Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, 64-bit Windows 8 HP. It has two versions, one that runs on an Intel Core i5-3317U processor and offers a 128GB SSD, which has an asking price of 1399, and another which has an Intel Core i7-3317U processor along with a 256GB SSD, which will retail for 1699. Many of these features, such as the connectivity options, the size of the RAM, and the Windows software, are also found on the smaller Taichi tablet.
The Liliputing blog, points out, however, that the Asus Taichi 31 listing shows that the Asus Taichi 31 comes with an 11.6-inch FHD, despite the device measuring 13.3 inches diagonally. Thus, said blog cautions readers to take the supposed leak with a grain of salt.
Other specifications of the device that have already been revealed include a chiclet-type keyboard, a trackpad, and a capacitive IPS LED-backlit LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The device is still not part of the listings at the B&H website.