Asus VivoTab

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VivoTab ME400 in 2013

The Asus VivoTab is a Windows tablet family designed by Asus. The name is derived from the Latin word "to live"[1] 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)[2]

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.[3]

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[edit]

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.[4][5]

Asus VivoTab Smart[edit]

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[edit]

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.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-definition/vivo
  2. ^ http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/pricing-for-asus-vivo-tab-rt-announced-coming-oct-26-1106590
  3. ^ http://www.asus.com/vivo/en/vivoTab.htm
  4. ^ Asus kills VivoTab RT, will stop making Windows RT devices | Digital Trends
  5. ^ AnandTech | ASUS Reports Disappointing VivoTab RT Sales, Stops Making RT Tablets
  6. ^ "Asus VivoTab Note 8 Released". Tabletmonkeys.