New Asus Transformer Tablets are Windows-based

With a wave of tablet devices announcing their intended use of the upcoming touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system, Asus wants to be counted with the unveiling of Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT in this year’s IFA in Berlin.


With a wave of tablet devices announcing their intended use of the upcoming touch-enabled Windows 8 operating system, Asus wants to be counted with the unveiling of Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT in this year’s IFA in Berlin.

Announced for a late 2012 release, both Vivo Tab devices will sport an 11-inch screen, high-resolution multi-touch display, and a detachable QWERTY keyboard dock, track pad, two USB ports, and second battery to support its extended use away from the main device when transformed into an ultraportable device.

The Windows 8-powered Asus Vivo Tab uses Intel processors that is packed with 2-gigabyte of RAM with 64-gigabyte embedded multimedia card or eMMC user storage. The 11.6-inch Vivo Tab features a 1366 by 768 high resolution display that uses Super IPS + innovation for visual clarity suited for indoor or outdoor functions.

Vivo Tab also comes with a 10-point multi-touch display is matched with high-precision Wacom digitiser stylus that professionals would appreciate. It measures 8.7mm and weights just 675g yet Asus claims this device can deliver excellent sound quality because it uses SonicMaster technology.

The Asus Vivo Tab RT, meanwhile, is a lighter and slimmer tablet meant for pure entertainment activities. Since based on Microsoft RT, its processor comes from ARM, specifically NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core and a 12-core GPU for optimized mobile graphics performance. It also comes along with 2-gigabyte RAM and 32- and 64-gigabyte eMMC user storage.

Sporting the same Transformer design of Vivo Tab, Vivo Tab RT is also supplied with its own mobile dock that provides a keyboard, track pad, USB port and built-in battery. This 10.1-inch display tablet enables 1366 by 768 resolutions, made out of Super IPS+ technology and uses SonicMaster sound system.

Both Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT tablets come with 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats. The Vivo Tab devices feature a built-in NFC or near field communications sensor now touted as a new technology that helps enable devices to easily sync with other NFC-enabled gadgets.

Asus Australia has yet to confirm release dates and pricing details.

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