The Taichi is built like a very solid Ultrabook with a sleek 17mm form factor. This is crucial as you will be using this device as a tablet too. The 1.25 kg weight is also good from this perspective. Since you will be using this device as a tablet, with the lid closed, the power and volume toggles are on the sides. The backlit keypad, though well spaced out, is very bare and reminds you of last year’s Zenbook. But we felt the trackpad was a bit too slippery to be used comfortably with the Windows 8 gestures.