The Asus VivoTab is a Windows tablet family designed by Asus. The name is derived from the Latin word "to live" and is the primary competitor to the Microsoft Surface tablet. The family is made up of the VivoTab, VivoTab RT and VivoTab Smart. All of the tablets come with a 3 year subscription to Asus WebStorage and high definition screens. All of the tablets advertise ultra-portability and extended battery life, as well as being the first Windows 8 detachable tablets. VivoTab RT has an MSRP of $599 USD (32GB) and $699 (64GB)
The Asus VivoTab is a convertible laptop powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Atom Z2760 Dual Core CPU, 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB(SSD) of storage. The display is an 11.6" Corning Fit Glass display, with a capacitive touch screen, and a WACOM digitizer. The tablet has two cameras (2 MP front and 8 MP rear with flash), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, mini-HDMI output, a microSD card slot, and a 10.5 hour battery life.
The detachable keyboard dock accessory contains an additional battery (increasing the tablet's battery life to 19 hours) and a USB port.
Asus VivoTab RT
Asus VivoTab RT was the ARM version of the VivoTab, running Windows RT. It featured a smaller screen than the VivoTab (10.1"), and Super IPS+ technology. This tablet is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. This tablet also has a keyboard dock accessory, which includes a battery. It was discontinued in 2013 because of the low sales of Windows RT devices.
Asus VivoTab Smart
Advertised as the faster version of the VivoTab, it features a multicolored keyboard that triples as a screen cover and stand. It has a shorter battery life than the original VivoTab (8 hours).
Asus VivoTab Note 8
This is the first small Windows 8.1 tablet from Asus, with a display size of 8 inches. It was announced in January 2014, and launched in February. It features an integrated Wacom digitizer stylus and is powered by a quad-core 1.8 GHz Intel Atom processor.
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