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ASUS reintroduces Windows 8/RT dockable tablets: Asus Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT

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ASUS reintroduces Windows 8/RT dockable tablets: Asus Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT
ASUS has just unveiled two Windows 8/RT-based tablets, both coming with an optional keyboard dock - the Intel Atom-based Windows 8 Asus Vivo Tab and the ARM-based Vivo Tab RT.

If you’ve watched last month’s Computex show carefully, you’d already seen Asus’ Windows 8/RT tablet pair, only under different names. The Asus Vivo Tab is what’s been shown as the Tablet 810, and the Vivo Tab RT was previously known under the Tablet 600 name.

Let’s first take a look at the Intel Atom-running Asus Vivo Tab. With an 11.6-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels, the tablet sports one of the biggest displays on the market, but that resolution not just average - it’s below average at current standards. Still, the 32nm Atom chip powering the slate looks powerful enough for serious tablet productivity, and it’s paired with a hefty 2GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

The Vivo Tab is among the heavier slates weighing around 1.49 pounds (675 grams), but really thin at just 8.7mm.

Second, the Asus Vivo Tab RT is a slightly smaller, 10.1-inch tablet with the same 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution. It’s running on Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip, has 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a Wacom stylus coming along. It’s considerably lighter at just 1.15 pounds (520 g) and even thinner at 8.3mm.

Pricing is the one big unknown, but if we had to take an educated guess we would say that the ARM version would probably run at $499. Let’s wait and see, though. There is no official release date, but you should expect to see them on shelves after October 26th when Windows 8/RT arrives.

source: ASUS

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Asus Vivo Tab
Asus Vivo Tab RT

Asus Vivo Tab

Asus Vivo Tab RT


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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 08:53 5

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


pshhh. intel atom isn't enough for my resident evil, slender and skyrim needs.

not that i'm trolling. i just hope it's cheap, and the i5 W8 devices are at least affordable and cheaper than ultrabooks... i hope. :/

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 11:05

6. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i5 might go over 1000$ i dont think u gonna like that price tag since even i5 laptops for games go over that

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:20 1

2. random1204 (Posts: 26; Member since: 26 May 2010)


I don't understand why tablets get sup-par resolution screens nowadays...
The new iPad showed there was a want/need for an HD tablet, and no one else but ASUS with their Infinity Pad has stepped up.

But on the contrary...it probably won't make those stupid squares look any better...I mean, it'd almost be a waste. Hahaha

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 09:43

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Intel Atom? Ugh... Might as well just get the RT.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:26

4. TylerGrunter (Posts: 880; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I would be really surprised with a $499 price tag for the RT one. Unless that's the expected price without the keyboard. The Prime has less RAM and less screen resolution and it costs around $500 without keyboard.
So more expensive HW plus the license for Windows RT... yes,I would be really surprised to see it with that price tag and the keyboard included.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 10:57

5. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


I would think the RT version might undercut the Prime, What with the lower processor and screen specs. Hoping its $299-399 for RT and $499-599 for the "full" version

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 13:19 1

7. speckledapple (Posts: 878; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


Ok my problem lies with the resolutions. It has been 3 years since I bought my laptop and it has the same resolution as these new devices. How is this an improvement of any type of that three year period? It is disturbingly disappointing.

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:00

8. FrostyDanny (Posts: 90; Member since: 15 Jul 2012)


Wait so is this going to have a worse screen then my tranformer infinity tablet?

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 21:13

9. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


hilarious! intel atom sucks... intel i3 would be better!!

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