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

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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