ASUS Announces New Windows 8 Tablets, Including One for Under $500
October 23, 2012 9:43 PM
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ASUS didn't give a launch date for its new tablets, but they're due in the "coming weeks"
Many PC makers have announced Windows 8 tablets, but shocked customers with their high prices. However,
ASUS unveiled a few new Windows 8 tablets
today, including one below $500.
ASUS introduced three new tablets today: the VivoTab Smart for $499, the VivoTab RT for $599 and the 11.6-inch VivoTab for $799.
You're probably wondering why the VivoTab Smart is so special when the Dell XPS Windows 8 tablet and the Microsoft Surface are both priced at $499, too. The difference is that the VivoTab Smart is one of the only Windows 8 tablets with an Intel processor priced below $500. The Dell XPS has an ARM-based processor while the Surface RT has a quad-core Tegra 3 processor by NVIDIA and runs the RT version of Windows 8.
The VivoTab Smart has a 10.1-inch display, an
Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor
, an 8 MP camera and eight to nine hours of battery life -- all for $499.
The VivoTab and VivoTab RT both
run Windows RT
and have ARM-based processors.
Not many hardware-related specs were announced today, but ASUS is offering a few accessories to compliment its Windows 8 tablets. The optional extras include a wireless keyboard and screen protector called TranSleeve, and a keyboard dock that turns the tablets into laptops.
ASUS didn't give a launch date for its new tablets, but they're due in the "coming weeks."
ASUS VivoTab Smart [Image Source: Ubergizmo]
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RE: I don't get it...
10/24/2012 9:39:53 AM
Not sure if the price is set where the market will bear when they haven't sold one yet. They are just jacking prices up high to see if they can find some suckers. They can always drop them.
RE: I don't get it...
10/24/2012 7:33:03 PM
Quite possibly and if they dont sell initially or a quad processor comes out in a couple months these will drop in price. Again Ill stress Black Friday will be here in about a month.
Anyone remember Apple dropping the price of iPhone by $200 two months after it went on sale.
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