Asus VivoTab

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The Asus VivoTab currently has an Informr score of 7.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 2 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

ASUS has a strong track record of well received tablets like the Google Nexus 7 (best selling Android tablet in the third quarter this year) and the Eee Pad Transformer Prime (first slate with a quad-core processor). Joining the impressive list is the ASUS VivoTab.

Combining solid build quality with elegance, ASUS VivoTab sports a brushed aluminum back, rounded edges on the glass, and a chassis made using state-of-the-art nano-molding technology. Under the hood, the slate features a powerful 1.8 GHz Intel Atom (Clover Trail) processor, 2GB of RAM, 10 hours of battery life, NFC capability, and a high-resolution 8MP camera (as opposed to the 5MP in the Microsoft Surface). The VivoTab's 11.6-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution display boasts an amazing 600nit compared to the 400nit luminosity of the Surface. While the screen's pixel density of 135 pixels per inch is a fraction of the iPad 4 Retina display's 264 ppi, it tops than the Microsoft Surface's 148 ppi and the average 10.1-inch Android tablet's 149 ppi.

ASUS pioneered the concept of convertible tablets with its Transformer range of Android devices. Inheriting the design characteristics of the Transformer, the VivoTab "transforms" into a fully functional laptop. The optional docking station protects the screen when shut, provides additional 9 hours of battery life, keyboard, touchpad and MicroSD slot. Weighing just 1,340 grams and just 20.9 mm on the side with the keyboard dock attached, the device is thin and light as a mid-range notebook.

The VivoTab uses the full-blown Windows 8 -- not the Windows RT running on the VivoTab RT or the Microsoft Surface RT -- and thus will be able to run legacy or desktop programs available for Windows-running PCs. Windows 8 is also able to support true multitasking and native drivers for peripherals like printers and game controllers.

Unlike the VivoTab RT, the VivoTab comes with a Wacom dual digitizer which lets you use your fingers or a digital pen to interact with the tablet.

Need to know: Asus VivoTab

1. The VivoTab together with the docking station is a powerful device. (The Good)

2. Among the best designed and most durable tablet PC. (The Good)

3. Pricier than other high-end tablets. (The Bad)

4. Availability of Windows 8 apps still limited in comparison to the larger Apple and Android ecosystems. (The Bad)


Operating system
Windows
Processor
1.8 GHz
Screen Size
11.6"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Mobile Tech Review

The Asus VivoTab TF810C is a lovely Atom Windows 8 transformer whose launch has been hampered by spotty retail presence, a lack of drivers for the first two months and an enormous price tag in the US. Now that Asus has the drivers mostly sorted out, we're more bullish on the tablet, but given its sm...

- Lisa Gade, Mobile Tech Review
TrustedReviews

The Asus Vivo Tab TF810C is probably the best Atom-based Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop we’ve looked at and, if you can live with its limited specs, the hybrid we would most recommend. Its beautiful IPS screen goes brighter than those of rivals, it’s nicely designed, offers good usa...

- Ardjuna Seghers, TrustedReviews


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Screen Size
11.6"

The Asus VivoTab's screen size is 11.6 inches with 1366 x 768 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.8 GHz

There is a Atom Z2760 Dual-core 1.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 8 operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
30WHr

The tablet is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 30 WHr battery. Asus's performance ratings are 9 days standby time, 11 hours Wi-Fi surfing.

Asus VivoTab Specs

Overview
Release date November 30, 2012
Regions available USA
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 8

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Secondary OS No
Processor Atom Z2760 Dual-core 1.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Body: 0.869 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 30 WHr
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 3 hours
Video Playback Time Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 11 hours
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time No
Standby Time Up to: 9 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 29.4 x 18.9 x 0.9 cm (11.6 x 7.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 675 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Pixel density 135 pixels
Size 11.6 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech No
Screen Reader No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Unknown
Multiple Numbers Per Contact No
Contact Groups No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features -
Messaging No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC
PC Synchronization OTA
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus, F/2.2 aperture
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Asus TF810C

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Mobile Tech Review

the hardware is lovely, the keyboard dock offers a solid typing experience while greatly extending battery life

from Mobile Tech Review

The Asus VivoTab TF810C is a lovely Atom Windows 8 transformer whose launch has been hampered by spotty retail presence, a lack of drivers for the first two months and an enormous price tag in the US. Now that Asus has the drivers mostly sorted out, we're more bullish on the tablet, but given its...More

The Asus VivoTab TF810C is a lovely Atom Windows 8 transformer whose launch has been hampered by spotty retail presence, a lack of drivers for the first two months and an enormous price tag in the US. Now that Asus has the drivers mostly sorted out, we're more bullish on the tablet, but given its small retail distribution and absent review program, we're not sure how strongly Asus is behind this product. Throw in the high price tag that makes this by far the most expensive Windows 8 Atom tablet, and it's hard to look past these issues and fall in love with the tablet. And that's a shame because the hardware is lovely, the keyboard dock offers a solid typing experience while greatly extending battery life, and it's one of the few with a Wacom digitizer and pen. Top that off with a few less common features like GPS, NFC and a truly decent 8MP rear camera and the VivoTab TF810C has what it takes to stand out.

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TrustedReviews

It’s nicely designed, offers good usability, and a full-size Wacom stylus

from TrustedReviews

The Asus Vivo Tab TF810C is probably the best Atom-based Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop we’ve looked at and, if you can live with its limited specs, the hybrid we would most recommend. Its beautiful IPS screen goes brighter than those of rivals, it’s nicely designed, offers good...More

The Asus Vivo Tab TF810C is probably the best Atom-based Windows 8 convertible tablet/laptop we’ve looked at and, if you can live with its limited specs, the hybrid we would most recommend. Its beautiful IPS screen goes brighter than those of rivals, it’s nicely designed, offers good usability, and a full-size Wacom stylus. It also leads the pack when it comes to battery life, as it lasts up to a whopping 19 hours on a charge.

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