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Asus Vivo Tab RT

Asus Vivo Tab RT
alaScore 90

34 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and portability are generally positive. The screen and battery are also appreciated.

design, battery, screen, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the Asus Vivo Tab RT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Asus Vivo Tab RT


Even though Microsoft's Surface gets the lion's share of the press, it's not the only tablet running the pared-down Windows RT operating system . The Asus Vivo Tab RT will be one of four Surface rivals going head-to-head with Microsoft's tablet this fall.

Asus' Vivo Tab RT features the Windows RT's elegant and refreshing user interface, has a bright and rich screen, and is equipped with a keyboard dock for maximizing productivity.

The Vivo Tab RT's keyboard is cramped, its operating system takes some time to get used to, and both its app store and Desktop interface are severely limited.

With its vivid screen, sturdy build, and sleek user interface, the Asus Vivo Tab RT is an excellent tablet in its own right -- but it can't beat the innovative Microsoft Surface RT.

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ASUS VivoTab RT review: everything you loved about the Transformer tablets, but with Windows


More Info ASUS outs Tablets 600 and 810, Transformer-like slates running Windows 8 ASUS outs dockable Windows 8 VivoTab and VivoTab RT ASUS VivoTab RT 10.1-inch Windows 8 RT tablet comes to AT&T later this year, we go hands-on Read the comments on any...

Long battery life ; Thin, light design ; Good camera

Cramped keyboard ; Some performance hiccups ; Limited app selection at launch

The VivoTab RT is thin, easy to hold and lasts a long time on a charge. It has a best-in-class camera, too. Just be prepared for a cramped typing experience.

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Asus Vivo Tab RT


The Asus Vivo Tab RT ($599 list bundled with Mobile Dock) is an interesting slate tablet that can be equipped with a clamshell notebook dock. It makes a little more sense for most business and consumer users than the Sony VAIO Duo 11 (D11213CX) PCM1: ,...

Very good battery life. Mechanical keyboard on dock. Dock includes supplemental battery. NFC built in. IPS+ display. Includes Office RT. Very light

Some Trackpad issues. Only 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. USB requires dongle or Mobile Dock. Cramped keyboard

The Asus Vivo Tab RT tablet adds a clamshell laptop dock to the mix, which both extends battery life and adds a few rough edges.


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Asus Vivo Tab RT review


When I reviewed the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity, one of the best Android tablets available, I ended with this: "If you want one device that's both a tablet and a laptop, I'd wait a few weeks to see what Windows 8 has in store." I said something...

Light, thin form factor ; Excellent battery life ; Above-average speaker

Windows RT has some serious flaws ; Keyboard and trackpad are too small ; App ecosystem is basically non-existent

I'll take bigger and heavier, in exchange for more useful

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ASUS Vivo Tab RT Review


With the Vivo Tab, Asus joins more than two dozen other cutting-edge laptops, tablets, and hybrids running some version of Windows 8 this holiday season. (It's actually the first model sporting Windows RT that Digital Trends has reviewed.) With Windows...

Great battery life ; Solid hardware construction ; Powerful specs ; Comes with Microsoft Office ; Keyboard dock works well

Windows RT lacks software ; Random shutdown issues ; Microsoft Office not touch friendly ; Windows button difficult to press ; Windows RT not ready for prime time yet

Until the apps are there and Microsoft is able to patch up some of the bugs in Windows RT, we can’t recommend the Vivo Tab to any except the hardiest early adopters.

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ASUS VivoTab RT Review


The ASUS Transformer line of tablets have consistently been among the strongest contenders in the Android tablet world, so when it was announced that they would be one of the launch partners for Microsoft's Windows-on-ARM push, big things were...

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ASUS Vivo Tab RT


The ASUS Vivo Tab RT offers a bright display, thin and light design and long-lasting docking station with its own battery, but the Windows Store needs more apps.

Bright and vivid display; Long battery life with docking station; High-quality camera ; Thin and light design

Sluggish SSD; Netbook-size keyboard; Touchpad doesn't yet support Windows 8 gestures; Limited app selection

Click to EnlargeOverall, the $599 ASUS Vivo Tab RT is a very good Windows RT tablet and certainly a viable Microsoft Surface alternative. The Vivo is not only lighter and thinner than Microsoft's slate, but boasts a very bright display and a keyboard...

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Asus VivoTab RT Review


The Surface RT is garnering plenty of attention for the moment, however, we're now seeing a steady stream of alternative Windows RT tablets coming to market. Case in point, the Asus VivoTab RT, which takes the best design aspects of what we see from...

Sleek and sturdy design ; Better camera performance than the Surface RT ; Convertible design ; Phenomenal battery life with the keyboard dock

Keyboard layout is a bit cramped

Before we get into the nitty gritty, we’d like to point out that Asus is offering a special promotion on the VivoTab RT, which enables any buyer of the tablet to get the keyboard dock for free. Yes folks, you heard that right! If you pick up the tablet...


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Asus VivoTab RT


The technology scene has been anticipating the release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system for over a year, but the OS will hold few actual surprises when it finally enters the world. (Preview versions have been circulating for some months.) But...

Price includes keyboard dock ; Strong and fast performance ; Good-looking display ; Decent battery life ; Finally, a strong touch interface in Windows

No dedicated USB port ; Some quirky screen-rotation behavior ; Slightly cramped key spacing on keyboard dock

One of the first Windows RT-based tablets, the VivoTab RT is thin, light, and gorgeous, with the new tablet version of Windows running well on its Tegra 3 processor. If you’re looking for a new-gen Windows-based slate for productivity use, this is a...

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ASUS Vivo Tab RT Review: Specs, Features and Release Date


ASUS Vivo Tab RT ReviewASUS Vivo Tab RT is the amazing tablet announced by ASUS at IFA 2012. This Windows tablet is equipped with a number of smart features and functionalities along with the Windows 8 RT Operating System. ...

10.1 inches display screen, Windows 8 RT operating system, Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad Core Chip, 8MP camera, 15 hours battery life