Asus VivoTab Smart tablet

During the same time Microsoft launched their Surface RT tablet, Acer also came out with their version of the RT operating system based tablet the VivoTab RT. With Microsoft now planning to launch their Windows 8 Pro version later this month, Asus is also showing signs that it has plans to match that.

Engadget has reported recently Asus revealing this information at the CES 2013 and the new Asus VivoTab Smart Tablet will be powered by Intel’s “Clover Trail” Intel Atom Z2760 processor. Driving it will be the Windows 8 operating system. The tablet will have a 10.1” screen and will boast a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The front camera will be a two megapixel one and the rear main camera will have eight megapixel. It will also have a NFC sensor.

However the main feature of the tablet and one that makes it strikingly similar to that of the Surface RT is the “TransSleeve”; a cover for the tablet that also works as a keyboard. The overall looks and ergonomics is reminiscent of the touchcover that the Surface RT comes with.

At this point however Asus did not reveal the estimated price for the Asus VivoTab Smart or a date when it is expected to ship out. Looking at the slowness of supply of Intel’s “Clover Trail” chip it seems it is going to be a while before the tablet finally makes it way to the hands of the consumers.

 

 

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ASUS VivoTab RT TF600T-B1-GR 10.1-Inch 32 GB Tablet (Gray)
Light Weight and Ultra-thin Metallic Design
  • Windows RT
  • Office Home & Student 2013 RT Preview
  • 525g ultra-light metallic design
  • Up to 16 hours of battery life, new stylish hidden hinge and tapered design with the Mobile Dock
  • NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 Quad-core CPU for superior power efficiency with the highest performance
  • Quad-speakers with ASUS SonicMaster Technology
  • Increased visual clarity with ASUS TruVivid Technology
  • Corning® Fit Glass for improved scratch resistance
  • Crystal clear 8MP auto-focus camera with 5-element lens, large F/2.2 aperture & back-illuminated CMOS sensor

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