A lovely DPD driver returned my love to me. I was so excited to see the tablet screen working and as promised the Service Center had loaded Windows 8.1 so that I wouldn’t have the pesky issues with not connecting to the internet and I could use Miracast technology (only found in Windows 8.1) to wirelessly project to another screen.
I ignored the message about having to locate and reload some INTEL drivers so that my Bluetooth would work. I had seen that before. It was the least of my problems as long as my tablet screen worked (which was, after all, why I paid the same price for the Taichi as a MacAir).
I excitedly began reloading my cloud interfaces like Dropbox and Evernotes and then I got the message that my hard drive was almost full. Impossible. I had encountered the same problem when I first received my ASUS Taichi. It is a communication problem between the ASUS operating software and Windows 8. The only solution a SYSTEM RESET. Seriously. A system reset would completely undo everything it had taken two weeks for the Service Center to fix. I would be back at square one.
First, the Service Center accused me of having too much on my hard drive. I showed them screenshots of the space the installed software was taking which did not jive with the disk full picture. I reminded them I had seen this problem before and it wasn’t me. They shut up.
Then they tried to convince me they could talk me through the system reset, bios upgrade, uninstallation and reinstallation of drivers that “should” get it all working again. I cried UNCLE. Why should I again spend hours and hours making my laptop work like it was supposed to.
I AM A GLOBAL MOBILE WORKER – MY LAPTOP IS MY LIFE – I CAN’T WORK LIKE THIS
I decided enough was enough and I needed to abandon this dual screen fantasy and ask ASUS to replace this TAICHI disastrous with a single screen model – something that had proved they could achieve. After all, I was their VIP customer according to the snazzy black card that had come with this very expensive piece of technology.
I walked into a computer store to look at ASUS models and was informed that ASUS had, in fact, discontinued the TAICHI. ASUS recognized they couldn’t make the thing work and was abandoning me.
Even more disgusting – they sold out the Taichi 21 then discontinued the Taichi 31 – and there are still Taichi 21’s being sold at Walmart. ASUS and Walmart make money and the fateless users get S*&&F%$#@
This is simply wrong and I urge you loyal followers to help me make this right. Help me Tweet and Facebook until they give me what they promised – a functioning laptop.
Here are the Twitter addresses.
Just copy and paste this message into all of these social media outlets until JUSTICE IS DONE.
ASUS sells expensive TAICHI then abandons customers when it doesn’t work with Windows 8. Should replace w working model