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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]

Source: ComputerWorld

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RE: I don't get it...
By RufusM on 10/24/2012 11:56:48 AM , Rating: 2
Mitch101, I'm proud of you my son!! This world needs more objectivity, not more blind cheerleaders. The American voters would do well to learn from your example. :)

RE: I don't get it...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/2012 7:00:44 PM , Rating: 1
The fuck?? He's been the BIGGEST blind cheerleader for Windows Phone, Windows 8 (especially Metro), and Surface like this entire year!! Don't praise him for pulling a 180! The fact that he balked and isn't lining up to buy one ASAP invalidates nearly everything he's said in our numerous debates.

Mitch is a two-faced piece of shit, it's official.

RE: I don't get it...
By Mitch101 on 10/24/2012 7:29:07 PM , Rating: 2
Tell me how you really feel?

Im disappointed in the price of the hardware not the OS.

Im still lining up to get the Nokia 920.

Windows 8 is better than Windows 7 and if you dont like it there is a Free and $5.00 Stardock app to bring back start. Catastrophe solved.

Again Im sorry you are easily confused that tiles are icons with a background color.

RE: I don't get it...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/12, Rating: 0
RE: I don't get it...
By Mitch101 on 10/24/2012 8:34:40 PM , Rating: 2
Ok then I stand corrected I'm disappointing in the price of the Microsoft Surface tablet and await competitive devices and or a black Friday deal. Happy now?

Now how do I get off your DO NOT STALK LIST?

RE: I don't get it...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/2012 9:43:03 PM , Rating: 1
Now how do I get off your DO NOT STALK LIST?

Write your Congressman :D

No seriously, every time I posted about Surface or Windows 8, you were right there to "stalk me". Now you post that you are "disappointing" they aren't giving Surface away, and you can't even understand my beef?

Frankly I'm shocked. Judging by your posts alone, it was a certainty that you would be camping out in a tent for the Surface launch. Now it's suddenly not good enough as-is to's boggling. And it's just crazy you can't see how this hurts your credibility. It's a complete 180!

RE: I don't get it...
By Mitch101 on 10/24/2012 10:03:02 PM , Rating: 2
How does it hurt my credibility? How is it a 180?

Price is just one factor of the device. Maybe its worth the extra but its not in my budget. Im going to wait. How is that a 180?

I think all this means so much more to you than me and your once again trying to make something out of a minor item.

RE: I don't get it...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/24/12, Rating: 0
RE: I don't get it...
By Mitch101 on 10/24/2012 10:38:29 PM , Rating: 2
I really find it comical you have a need to win at any of this? That somehow you opened a can of Whoop ass or something?

Your posts seem to follow me there princess.

I actually think its more pathetic that I actually reply to you.

Oh DT please give me a Troll Block or Ignore poster button.

You only entice me to bring my tech site back online and go from there if Im going to waste time like this.

RE: I don't get it...
By Reclaimer77 on 10/25/2012 1:21:42 AM , Rating: 2
Yes please open your tech site where you rave about something for a year and bash all critics, then when it gets released, nitpicks about the price and decides to "wait". Good stuff, can't wait to read it.

You're the one wasting time. All you had to do hours ago was be a man and apologize. Admit your hypocrisy and bias, and we could have moved on. This isn't about "winning" damnit! You should stick to your guns, that's all.

RE: I don't get it...
By Mitch101 on 10/25/2012 8:10:16 AM , Rating: 2
Really Im bashing? I just said I was disappointed about the price?

Where do I talk badly about the product other than the price?

Spin it whatever way you want loser your just an Anti-Microsoft troll.

You still winning go drink your tigers blood there Sheener.

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