Asus Vivo Tab RT hands on, powered by Windows RT

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Asus has recently introduced its Vivo Tab RT device, which is powered by Microsoft’s upcoming Windows RT operating system. This Vivo Tab RT device is lightweight and thin and is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra 3 Quad-core CPU and comes with Office 2013 pre-installed.

“ASUS presents a quick run-through of the brand new ASUS Vivo Tab RT (TF600), running Windows RT. Being one of the lightest & thinnest 10.1″ tablets in the market, it’s powered by the NVIDIA┬« Tegra┬« 3 Quad-core CPU, making it incredibly smooth and responsive. The newly designed, optional mobile dock provides extended battery life, keyboard, touchpad and additional connectivity via a USB port — you can even connect game controllers! The ASUS Vivo Tab RT also comes with MS Office 2013 preinstalled, making it the ideal tablet for all around use,” the video description reads on Asus’ YouTube page. Anyone planning on purchasing this device once it hits shelves?

Asus Vivo Tab RT | powered by Windows RT

Asus Vivo Tab RT | powered by Windows RT


It looks like IFA will be where many Windows 8 devices shown back at Computex get (more) official. Exhibit A is ASUS, which today pulled the curtains on the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT, previously known as the ASUS Tablet 810 and the ASUS Tablet 600, respectively. There’s still no pricing info available, but the company has filled in some of the remaining spec gaps.

As we previously knew, the Vivo Tab sports an 11.6-inch IPS display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution and supports a Wacom digitizer input in addition to 10-point multitouch. The tablet runs an Intel Atom CPU with 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The Vivo Tab measures 0.33 inches thick and weighs in at 1.5 pounds. There’s also an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, plus a 2-megapixel shooter up front. As we learned back in Taipei as well, an NFC sensor will be on board.

Then there’s the Vivo Tab RT, which is slightly smaller, at 0.33 inches thick and 1.1 pounds, and with a 10.1-inch screen. Like its non-RT brother, it boasts an IPS display with a 1,366 x 768 resolution, but it runs a Tegra 3 processor and a 12-core GPU, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The RT tablet includes the same cameras and NFC sensor as the Vivo Tab.

Of course, these two slates also come with a Transformer-like dock, which adds a full QWERTY keyboard, trackpad, two USB ports and a second battery. The missing element to this equation is still pricing and availability: check back for those details, and in the meantime hit up the press release below the break.

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