After reviewing the ASUS VivoTab RT Windows RT tablet, now we have a look at another VivoTab model, the ASUS VivoTab Smart, with Windows 8. This is a dual core Intel Atom slate, that costs $499 and looks pretty appealing, at that price tag. Let’s see what’s inside the box!


We’re dealing here with a slate with a dual core 1.8 GHz CPU with Burst technology, a Qualcomm 9200 modem, LTE and HSPA+. Inside the box we find the user manual, a cloth for cleaning the screen, a USB cable and charger. The slate is a bit thicker and heavier than the VivoTab RT, but not by much. It weighs 580 grams and measures 9.7 mm in thickness. The tablet has an 8 megapixel camera with 5 element lens and a 10.1 inch IPS screen with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution.

ASUS VivoTab Smart features SonicMaster audio technology, NFC, a front 2 megapixel camera and 2 GB of RAM. The $499 tablet is actually a very good deal, considering it offers 64 GB of storage. Also on board we find a microHDMi port, a microSD card slot and to that we add 32 GB of storage via cloud, thanks to the ASUS WebStorage service. Inside the tablet there’s a 25 Wh battery a Li-Polymer battery, on paper good enough for 8.5 hours of functioning time. We’ll be back with more details in the following days, as we prepare for the full review.