ASUS Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT bring Windows 8 to Transformer universe

Aug 29, 2012
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It's time for the fabulous shape and style of the ASUS Transformer tablet line to work with Microsoft for Windows 8 glory with the ASUS Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT. This set of devices looks rather similar to the ASUS Transformer Prime, but with a bit of an updated set of specifications and Windows 8 or Windows RT under the hood. With the Vivo Tab we've got an 11.6-inch IPS display with 1,366 x 768 pixel resolution and an Intel Atom CPU inside. The Vivo Tab RT is just a bit smaller and makes the case with a Tegra 3 quad-core processor for mobile glory.

With the Vivo Tab you'll be working with a 0.33-inch thickness - that's without the dock. There's an 8 megapixel camera on the back of the tablet piece with autofocus and LED flash, and there's a 2 megapixel camera on the front. Inside you've got an Intel Atom CPU paired with 2GB of RAM. There's also 64GB of storage built-in here and the device is coming stocked with NFC abilities as well. This tablet works with 10-point multitouch on its lovely 11.6-inch display, and it'll support a Wacom digitizer input as well.

The Vivo Tab RT is of course running Windows RT rather than the Vivo Tab's Windows 8. The Vivo Tab RT is coming with a 10.1-inch IPS display with 1,366 x 768 resolution. Inside you've got the lovely NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 12 GPU cores for graphic excellence, and you'll be working with 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Just like the Vivo Tab, the Vivo Tab RT has NFC capabilities as well.

The docking keyboard you'll be working with in both units is unique to the unit and will be coming with a full QWERTY set of keys, trackpad, 2 USB ports, and more battery power than you'll know what to do with. Pricing and availability on both units is not yet known - stay tuned for more ASUS action this week at IFA 2012!


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