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Asus Vivo Tab RT

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the build quality and portability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but the value for money and usability get negative opinions.

battery, screen, design, portability, build quality

usability, value for money

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 89/100 = Very good 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 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 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 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

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Asus Vivo Tab RT review

 

An ARM -based Vivo Tab with Windows RT

Good design ; Decent performance ; Good quality 10.6-inch screen

Use of proprietary ports and adapters ; RT edition limits software you can install

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Asus Vivo Tab RT review: Hands-on

 

The Asus Vivo Tab RT Windows 8 tablet comes with a keyboard dock, similar to the Asus Transformer Prime. We went hands-on...

Obviously it’s very early days for Windows 8 apps, with the OS still not officially launched, and Asus is tied to Microsofts’ launch plans with this product.

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Asus Vivo Tab RT hands-on

 

Asus has form when it comes to making tablets with keyboard docks, so I'm keen to see what the company can cook up here. A slick design and an extra battery in the dock are reasons to keep an eye on this Windows RT-powered gadget.

Slick design ; Build quality feels sturdy ; Battery-packing keyboard dock

Price still unknown ; Windows RT has software limitations

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Asus Vivo Tab RT

 

A Windows 8 RT tablet with a Transformer-grade keyboard.

will also come pre-installed on the tablet – it’s ready for productivity as well as noodling about with games and the net. Nvidia says that the Windows Tegra Zone will be ready for launch, though, so a fistful of games will be on-hand for the fun stuff...

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