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Asus VivoTab hands-on

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Asus VivoTab hands-on
Even though its event was overshadowed by Apple’s official unveiling of the iPad mini, Asus managed to put on a fantastic show of its own in the Big Apple. Anticipating the official launch of Microsoft’s new platform, Windows 8, the venerable PC and tablet maker decided to unveil its upcoming lineup – and boy did they come out swinging with an impressive lineup!

Of course, we were introduced to a handful of full featured laptops, but when it comes to tablets, they showed off a couple at the event. Naturally, we had the opportunity of checking them both out. Starting off with the first offering, the Asus VivoTab is a fully equipped Windows 8 tablet that features an 11.6” Super IPS+ display with Corning’s Fit Glass, 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash, 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.

However, the unique thing about the Asus VivoTab is the fact that it provides the comforts of a traditional laptop thanks to the optional keyboard dock you can purchase – similar to what we’ve been seeing with its Android-based tablets. Not stopping there, it also features a very useful Wacom Digitizer Stylus to provide us all the comforts of jotting down notes and other things.


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posted on 23 Oct 2012, 15:32 2

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

Looks good, despite lower resolution and uninspired looks. Price?

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:32

3. thekai12 (Posts: 25; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)

it will cost 599 dollars with keyboard

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:24 3

7. jimjam (unregistered)

I thought this one was $799 and the keyboard was extra

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 16:10

2. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)

I freaking love this thing so much.
It's like my Infinity with full Windows and a stylus!
Do want.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:04

4. Stuntman (Posts: 839; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Awesome keyboard dock.

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:16

5. Furbal (unregistered)

Now that is a good future for netbooks/tablets....please give us some AMD APU $4-500 options!

posted on 23 Oct 2012, 17:24

6. jimjam (unregistered)

Looks great - this might be the one.

Only two things I don't like are the lack of integrated pen slot and also only micro sd instead of full SD. Would have liked a vga port but I can live without it.

Beats the Samsung Ativ as it seems better constructed, higher quality materials, no silly port flaps, battery in the dock. Only thing the samsung has over this is the integrated pen slot and maybe the s pen apps.

posted on 24 Oct 2012, 00:22

8. bkb01 (Posts: 43; Member since: 21 Aug 2012)

the new minipad is better / s :P

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