Asus has confirmed two Windows 8 tablets with detachable keyboard dock: the Asus Vivo Tab RT and Asus Vivo Tab. Windows 8 versions of it’s hugely popular Android tablet range.
We’re most interested in the Asus Vivo Tab RT, which includes a NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip and runs Windows RT. This tablet was previously known as the Asus Tablet 600 and debuted earlier this year and will be taking on the Google Nexus 7 and Prime. The Asus Vivo Tab was previously known as the Tablet 810 and has a more expensive Intel chip and 11.6-inch screen.
The announcement was made at the IFA technology show taking place in Berlin and according to Asus Vivo means ‘to live.’
What features will the Asus Vivo RT have?
The Asus Vivo RT comes with a detachable full QWERTY keyboard – much like it’s Android cousin, the Asus Transformer Prime. Like the Prime there’s a 10.1-inch touchscreen, although the resolution is much lower – presumably a specification of Windows 8.
- Processor: NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor
- RAM: 2GB:
- Storage: 32GB internal, card slot
- Screen: 10.1-inch 1366×768
- Battery: TBC
- Dimensions: 8.3mm deep, 520g
- Connections: USB, NFC
What operating system will the Asus Vivo RT run?
Microsoft is releasing two versions of Windows 8. The Asus Vivo RT runs Windows RT, which is a modified version of Windows 8 based on ARM architecture (used in smartphones and tablets). Find out more about Windows RT here.
Where does it sit in Asus’s line up?
As we’ve mentioned, the Asus Vivo RT runs Windows RT, while the Asus Vivo Tab will run Windows 8
How much will the Asus Vivo RT cost?
Asus has yet to confirm the price or availability.
Where and will the Asus Vivo RT launch?
The Asus Vivo RT will launch in the UK in the ‘first wave launch’ of Windows 8 products, which we’re expecting to occur on October 26th.