Asus VivoTab Smart Review
0. phoneArena 18 Feb 2013, 09:38 posted on
Until recently, when you thought about looking for a tablet, it was pretty much a decision between iPad and Android. Now with Windows 8 and Windows RT, we’ve seen a number of new tablets on the market over the past couple of months. Another option is the new VivoTab Smart from Asus, which runs the full Windows 8 operating system. This gives it great functionality and compatibility, such as being able to run regular Windows programs. Let’s take a look and see how this tablet stacks up...
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1. clevername (Posts: 1401; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
For $500 this is a great competitor for the ipad or top of the line android tab. Its priced right, the camera is decent, storage is about the same as other similarly priced tablets, and it runs full windows 8. Damn good deal. Oh and the battery is awesome. The only real downsides are the display res, which is still on par with some tablets, and the Intel atom chip. This is exactly what the atom was made for-lightweight, low power PC- and the atom in it does have a beefy speed when compared to arm processors, but limited full windows is a sacrifice.
2. pookiewood (Posts: 465; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
I was considering this tablet. I have to put my blinder on though. I was hoping Nokia would announce something at MWC. I really want a 7"-8" tablet running RT at a great price. If they can get Win8 Pro in that form factor at a reasonable price I'd take that as well.
9. JASFL (Posts: 3; Member since: 13 May 2013)
I had wanted to pick up the Microsoft Surface Pro.. after reading several reviews, after reading technical specs... after "hands on" at the various stores... I selected this Asus VivoTab Smart MC-400C..
I got it home and began opening it up and turning it on for the first time... I know it is only a 1.5 processor with bursts to 1.8.. 2 gigs of onboard memory, 64 gigs storage and operating system but It came to life so quickly.. I proceeded to update, it had two Asus updates and some 30 win 8 updates and that did take some time to finish up.. I then decided to upgrade win 8 to pro..
after adding what software I needed onboard and cleaning up.. my remaining storage space is still greater then half of the onboard 64 gigs.. I mapped my network drives and installed my printers and scanners... picked up a Microsoft Wedge bluetooth keyboard and mouse...
The Asus VivoTab Smart worked right out of the box, and it hasn't skipped a beat...
this one tool... has brought all my computing power to the most fluid level, I feel, it has ever been... via many different methods, web, WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC, I can and do connect an get data or equipment to perform in a seamless fashion..
The Asus VIvoTab Smart is a successful, powerful and comfortable addition to any computing household..