Asus Vivo Tab and Vivo RT Windows 8 tablet/laptops
A number of best Windows 8 Transforming Laptops have been announced during IFA 2012 event in Berlin. Vivo Tab and Vivo RT are also recently uncovered transforming laptops from Asus that are running on Windows 8 technology platform and showing many common features such as 2GB of RAM, NFC-ready, same display resolution of 1,366 x 768, two USB ports, a TrackPad, one secondary battery, NFC sensors and also attractive transforming ability with a full QWERTY keyboard.
The embedded mobile docking ability in both Windows 8 machines lets both tablets to transform into a notebook PC. Let us have a look over specifications and features of both Asus hybrid machines:
Vivo Tab Specs and Reviews
The Asus Vivo Tab, the reformed version of Asus 810 tablet laptop device owns 8.7mm thin body and weighs to 1.5 pounds. The convertible tablet/laptop features 11.6-inches touch screen IPS display with a screen resolution of 1,366 x 768 pixels 10-point multi-touch and Wacom digitizer input support.
The Vivo Tab hybrid device also owns 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera with Flash for enjoying video recording. On the other hand a 2MP shooter up front also provided for photography and a NFC sensor.
The tablet/laptop runs on upcoming Windows 8 operating system platform that enables the device to access both - traditional desktop applications as well as Modern UI/Windows 8-style, UI/Metro and many more apps via Windows store via its x86 architecture. The machine encompasses next generation Intel Atom CPU coupled to 2GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard internal storage.
The transforming laptop device comes packed with a keyboard dock like ASUS Eee Pad Transformer for converting the touch-screen tablet to a full laptop experience for users and also having 2 USB ports and a TrackPad.
The second battery option to boost up battery backup seems to be another impressive gift of Asus for its valuable customers.
Vivo Tab Price and release date
Though no official announcement for Vivo Tab price made from Asus, still the most anticipated price for this hybrid machine goes around $650 to $750. And about Vivo Tab release, the Asus machine will be released along with/after release of Windows 8 OS on Oct 26, 2012.
Vivo Tab RT Specs and Reviews
Asus Vivo Tab RT, the reformed version of Asus 600 tablet designed to pitch more at users' mobile needs. The hybrid laptop machine has 8.3mm thin body and the Vivo RT machine is lighter 1.1 pounds than Vivo Tab.
This Vivo RT hybrid laptop has smaller screen than Vivo Tab i.e., 10.1-inches of SuperIPS touch screen display with 1,366 x 768 pixels of resolution screen. The machine also supports SonicMaster Powered audio.
Unlike Vivo Tab brother, Vivo RT also runs on ARM version of Windows 8 named Windows RT that has access to Metro apps and full Microsoft office. But the other traditional desktop applications can't run on the ARM-powered machines. The machine runs a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with a 12-core GPU like Eee Pad Transformer, also coupled to 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
The Vivo RT hybrid boasts of rear-end 8MP autofocus camera with LED Flash plus one 2MP shooter up webcam front and also having NFC sensor.
The machine also has a secondary battery for providing more backup support to users and 2 USB ports for connectivity and a keyboard dock for transforming tablet to laptops.
Vivo Tab RT Price and release date
No official announcement for Vivo Tab RT price from Asus but as Windows RT machines sure to priced lesser than above Windows 8 machines hence Vivo Tab RT will be less costlier than Vivo Tab. About Asus Vivo Tab RT release, the machine will release along with or after release of Windows 8 on Oct 26 this year.