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Asus VivoTab RT hands-on

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Asus VivoTab RT hands-on
Not wasting a moment, Asus is already stirring things up over on AT&T’s lineup, as they recently announced that a Windows RT tablet from them will be available in the near future – giving hardened PC users something worth salivating over. Aiming to appease a wide-array of consumers, the Asus VivoTab RT tablet is gunning to be the all-in-one device that’ll be ideal for gaming, multimedia, and productivity.

Interestingly enough, its design instantly reminds us of the Asus Transformer Prime, which is arguably Asus’ finest tablet achievement thus far. Then again, taking into account that it was such a popular hit over in the Android world, it doesn’t necessarily surprise us that they decided to adopt the design into the VivoTab RT. Internally, it’s packing all the modern hardware to impress us in the tablet realm – like its 10.1 Super IPS display, quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor, 4G LTE connectivity, and 32GB of internal storage.

And if that’s not enough for you, it’s mentioned that a keyboard dock will be available as well – giving it yet more functionality. Seeing that the keyboard dock complemented Asus’ Android-based tablets, it makes perfect sense to carry it over here as well.

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posted on 07 Oct 2012, 01:35 2

1. jerahm (Posts: 5; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)

wow... I'm starting to wonder what will happen to android tablets I mean I've used a Galaxy Tab 10.1(ICS) and I got to that was no way near the smoothness of this gem. But that might be changed with JB.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 18:48 1

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

i actually think if those android tablets wont be price lower than the iPad, they wont get that much love unlike on the mobile market..

they should lower their price! it is rumored that these win8 RT tablets will be price at $350 for the surface RT and maybe all other RTs too like this, the vivo RT!

or else if they dont do that.. they are not not as they are on the mobile market!

i mean why price too high? android is free and yet the galaxy tab is plastic!

posted on 22 Feb 2013, 20:33

11. trexnkrumpets (Posts: 45; Member since: 15 Jan 2013)

Well looks like Asus' wasn't selling the units at above the Ipad Pricing. I just got one with the Keyboard dock for $443. Honestly for a new product like the RT and such it should be priced competetively With the Ipad, not over it. (Was going to get the surface pro..but for $443... I can use the $600 difference towards a good laptop; and for the Legacy Apps I'd use with the pro, I'm sure my battery life would plummet to only a couple hours)

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 02:18 2

2. rihel_95 (Posts: 301; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)

I never knew that the W8 home screen in tablets supports portrait mode!

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 03:37

3. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

I see lots of fingerprints

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 04:59

4. Seymur (unregistered)

Cannot be unseen

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 12:54

8. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)

Well, it is a "hands-on" review. *rimshot*

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 18:11

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1583; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)

Yes Sir it does. since this is Windows RT tablet it wont run full windows 7,Vista, or xp PC or Laptop or server Programs Like Window 8 Tablets can but it will run on special Windows "RT" Apps .and has a special version Microsoft office software on it you get Free right out of the box \which will make it a very useful Tablet to a lot of people and that alone is a reason why some People want to buy it

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 09:22

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

Its also $599 off contract and the keyboard dock($199) is separate.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 09:40

6. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

Even though it's RT, it's more capable than any other mobile-based tablet on the market. Thus, the price, while a tad high, is not unreasonable.

posted on 07 Oct 2012, 10:24

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

$800 for a tablet that doesn't have full windows? For $600 I can get an ultrabook. If the surface is $350, this Asus will fail.

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