Folks smarting from the upmarket price tags on the Microsoft Surface Pro tablets announced yesterday may be interested in taking a look at Asus’s budget Asus VivoTab which runs the full blown Windows 8 OS (and not the slimmed-down RT version).
Set to bundle into stores January 31, the VivoTab packs a 10.1-inch HD LED display, 1.8GHz dual-core Intel processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 8MP rear camera, with a wallet friendly price tag of £399.
There’s also an optional keyboard cover which will make typing a whole lot easier, but therein lies the sting, with Asus slapping on a rather wild £90 price tag.
Even with the pricey keyboard, users will still be able to get their hands on a tablet/laptop combo capable of running full Windows programmes for around 200 quid less than Microsoft’s Surface Pro.
- S System
- Windows 8
- Intel® Atom™ Z2760 Dual Core CPU @ 1.8GHz
- RAM: 2GB / Storage: 64GB EMMC
- 32G / 3 Years ASUS WebStorage
- 11.6“ Ratio: 16:9 ( 1366×768 ) LED Backlight screen with IPSScratch resistant Corning® Fit Glass, anti-fingerprint, Super IPS+
- 8MP Auto-focus with LED Flash (rear)2MP (front) with LED indicator
1080p video recording
- 802.11 b/g/nBluetooth 4.0
- Wacom digitizer stylus
- G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, NFC
- 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Head Phone / Mic-in), 1 x Micro HDMI1 x Micro SD Card Reader (SDHC), Internal Microphone,
Quad-Speakers with SonicMaster Audio Technology
- Tablet only: 30Wh 10.5* hours Li-polymer,With mobile dock: 30Wh+ 25Wh – 19* hours
- Dimension / Weight
- 294.2(W) x 188.8 (D) x 8.7 (H)mm / 675g
(1) May vary by SKU and country.
(2) Battery life is measured by playing 720p video playback,
Brightness:100 nits, default volume with headphones