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ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 566 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the screen and responsiveness are on the whole positive. The value for money and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the features and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Tablets the ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 358 user reviews of ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Tablets on Amazon.com.

usability, portability, value for money, responsiveness, battery

reliability, features

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C-C1-BK 10.1-Inch 64GB Tablet (Black)ASUS Vivotab Smart ME400C-C2-BK 10.1-Inch 64GB Tablet (Black) with Office 2013 H&S

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Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C

 

The Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C is aimed at the budget shopper who wants a full Windows 8 slate tablet, but it won't replace your laptop.

Relatively cheap. Multiple colors available. Windows 8. Decent battery life

Cheap plastic construction. Wimpy speakers. Limited port selection requires adapters for usability. Accessories, like cover and keyboard, not yet available

If there's one area that Windows tablets have failed, it's in giving the budget-conscious shopper something worth buying. Even lower-powered tablets and laptop/tablet hybrids are priced like a full-featured ultrabook, while failing to deliver...

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Great great value

 

Great product for the refurb price. Once setup with win8.1 it works great, fast. Screen, cameras, sound are of high quality, back is made of a rubbery plastic so it provides great grip. Be careful when upgrading, start in desktop mode with live update,...

It's a PC ; Nice screen ; Good sound ; Fast enough

Not loud enough ; Need high level of tech expertise to setup

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Broken right out of box

 

Newegg took product back without any issue but guess they should when product didn't last ten minutes. Screen also had a scratch down center which was annoying. Really annoyed this product passed a inspection. Asus should have looked at it before...

Price, size, lightweight

Was never able to get it to work. Called asus for tech support and as wonderful as they were they couldn't fix issue. Reset to factory with a full reinstall four times and my personal information was still in there. Would NOT reset. Guess I just got a...

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wrong charger in box :(

 

Got the tablet looked all over for a micro usb slot to charge it but there's not one. The micro usb charger that was on the box had a broken housing on it just to add the the problem.

It's pretty

I can't turn it on because it came with a micro usb charger but takes a 36 pin charger

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Great Tablet, Setup With Care!!

 

I had to setup two of these, the first one went horribly wrong but i learned from it, and hopefully you read this before doing it yourself! Plug it in for this entire process... First and foremost after you turn it on and get logged into your Microsoft...

Inexpensive, Full version of Windows 8 (upgradeable to 8.1 in the store for free) responsive and nice looking screen, a really nice tablet for the money but make sure you do the setup right the first time! (See Other Thoughts Below)

Setup and updating is a bit of a pain, make one mistake and you have a brick, not sure if its so much the tablet as it is the software and drivers but you definitely have to do things in the correct order to end up a fully updated and working tablet

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Great Product

 

Great product for the price.

Great product for the price. Love it. This product offers greater mobility compared to refular laptop. Get all of the my works done that Android Tablet and iPad could not accomplish

UI is a bit not up to par compared to Android and iOS, but still a great product for corporate user

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Great price for a decent tablet

 

All in all I think this is a wonderful tablet for people that like being able to watch videos and browse the internet, but still need a true windows environment once in awhile. I got more than I expected out of this purchase.

Incredible price for a 10.1 inch windows 8 tablet. I took a risk on it being a refurbished unit but have not had any problems regarding quality. The screen has great color and the tablet handles 720p youtube videos without a hitch. Battery life is also...

Windows update to 8.1 took 11 hours. That is not a typo, eleven actual hours. At many points it would seem to lock up but given enough time it would continue updating. The one small issue I have noticed is that occasionally after pressing the power...

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Windows 8.1

 

Just some comments on upgrading to 8.1. It's been posted and I too have had problems with upgrading the tablet to 8.1. I had the 112 updates that failed and sent the tablet into a forever "recover" loop. If this happens you can recover to factory...

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Not Compatible with Wii U Control Pad

 

Just some comments on upgrading to 8.1. It's been posted and I too have had problems with upgrading the tablet to 8.1. I had the 112 updates that failed and sent the tablet into a forever "recover" loop. If this happens you can recover to factory...

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ASUS Vivotab Refurb

 

I bought one tablet, and then another, and then another. The first Vivotab I bought updated without a hitch, but it took DAYS. In order to update to 8.1, which is a vast improvement over 8, you are required to download updates for 8 then you can update...

Price ; Size ; Condition ; Battery life ; Transformability

Windows 8 ; Updating

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ® / PowerVR
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / SGX545

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:Z2760
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