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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 Reclaimer77 on 10/25/2012 1:09:24 AM , Rating: 2
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He still likes Windows 8 and Windows RT. He still likes the Surface. He hasn't expressed a dislike of WinRT or the Surface, or a desire to go with a competing device.


Talk is cheap. He made his bed, I just expected him to lie in it.

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Either way, you could have criticized him for not buying Surface at this price point, without going completely apes on him.


True. But liars and hypocrites are major pet peeves of mine.

I'm only doing this because he went after me EVERY SINGLE time on this. You don't even know. The guy was relentless and would hammer me constantly. And now he's not liking the price? If a rabid fanboi like him thinks they're too expensive, why spend months trying to beat down dissenting opinions?


"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller














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