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Asus VivoTab Smart hands-on

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Asus VivoTab Smart hands-on
Whereas the Asus VivoTab aims to target a specific group of consumers who are all about productivity on the go, Asus' other Windows 8 tablet offering in the VivoTab Smart is looking to target a much broader audience. For starters, the VivoTab Smart is a bit easier to handle seeing that it’s only donning a 10.1-inch display – as opposed to the wider 11.6-inch screen on the VivoTab.

At first glance, one would presume the VivoTab Smart tablet to be the beefier spec’d device, but in actuality, it’s sporting very similar hardware specs inside its body. Aside from the 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 IPS display it’s packing, everything else internally is similar to the VivoTab. Specifically, it features a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash & F2.2 lens, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.

Interestingly enough, it’s mentioned that the Asus VivoTab Smart will be available in a variety of HSPA+ and LTE configurations. Beyond that, this is an easier tablet to handle around, especially when Asus extends its usability thanks to the available accessories for it – like the various colored smart covers for it and a Bluetooth keyboard.

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posted on 24 Oct 2012, 00:35

1. darkskoliro (Posts: 1090; Member since: 07 May 2012)

Transformer infinity or this....Damnit :(

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 02:00 1

5. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

I would say Windows 8. Because you get enterprise contents + multimedia contents in these tablets.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 00:40

2. BadAssAbe (Posts: 465; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)

Whats better?
Quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz
1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 01:49 1

3. Furbal (unregistered)

x86 program compatibility . Intel wins

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 06:02

6. Evil_SaNz (Posts: 259; Member since: 20 Oct 2011)

Windows pro is @1000$. Where's the deal vs actual laptops?

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 01:51 2

4. Jelly_Bean (Posts: 109; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)

Samsung, Asus, Dell, Sony, Toshiba, Lenovo, HP, Accer and Microsoft itself gonna bash the tablet market for sure.

Good luck to all the Windows 8 tablets and phone vendor. Really excited about these products. Just did a pre - order for my Note 2 and just waiting on Windows 8 tablet now:)

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 13:47

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

this seems like a good Windows 8 tablet computer from what I understand about all
MU apps (Modern UI ) is that the ones written to run on Windows 8 Tablets will also run on the Windows RT tablets . the Windows 8 tablet computers are really tablet PC"s
because they can run full sized Desktop and laptop programs written to run on computers that used Windows NT, Windows 2000, XP OS'S and todays Windows 7. Windows "RT" tablet computers don't RUN regular Windows software however the new MU apps that will be written to run on Windows 8 Tablets computers are said to be able to run on windows RT computers therefore since Windows 8 tablets will definitely be more popular than Windows RT tablets . developers will write MU apps for them and these same APPs will run on Windows RT Tablets a big side effect that will build up the window RT tablets apps library.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 17:56

8. JulianGT (Posts: 89; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)

Infinity or this one??? or both???

posted on 01 Nov 2012, 19:49

9. gar99 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2012)

I'm literally peeing myself waiting for this tablet to come out. When will the date be announced!!


posted on 13 Jan 2013, 13:42

10. feedbackloop (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

The 'Smart' was available for pre-order since mid-December and was reported to be in stock since January 10th at CompSource.com and ValleySeek.com for around $500.
I pre-ordered mine a month ago at jr.com for $489 including shipping and no State Tax (but they do not have it in stock yet at the date of this posting).

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