Asus VivoTab hands-on

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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8 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

3. thekai12

Posts: 25; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

it will cost 599 dollars with keyboard

7. jimjam unregistered

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

2. Non_Sequitur

Posts: 1111; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

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

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

Awesome keyboard dock.

5. Furbal unregistered

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

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.

8. bkb01

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 21, 2012

the new minipad is better / s :P

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