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 1:44:26 PM
Well, for starters, the Vivotab that costs 799, uses the same cloverfield processor as the Smart one.
It also comes with a Wacom digitalizer, as opposed to the smart. It also has a bigger screen (thus it is bigger) and has a bigger battery (30 W-h x 25 W-h). It also has a SDHC card reader opposed to only SD for the Smart
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