Visit our Business Solutions website >>

ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 572 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the battery and screen are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback. The features and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, portability, price, screen, battery

reliability, features

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.

See all ASUS Tablet Computers

Review analysis

(Based on 572 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 490 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews
Showing 1 - 368 of 490 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (82)

Consumer review by:

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, price, responsiveness, screen

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

Expert review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

Great warranty

 

Great Tablet, no problems. I dropped it and broke the touchscreen and since I had the extended warranty they gave me a gift card to replace it!!! I told them that I broke it!! and they still replaced it. WOW

If you erase the recovery partition (to recover the hard drive space), you cannot reinstalled to operating system thru the USB

ADVERTISEMENT

Consumer review by:

Tablet would not turn on

 

I purchased this tablet from New Egg on 7/18/14 and updated to Windows 8.1. It worked fine for a few days and now it would not turn on. I connected the charger and the the orange light turns on but it would not boot. When I press the power button, the...

Would not boot anymore

Consumer review by:

Screen is already going out

 

I love having the full version of windows on it. It has been very handing many times, since I am often away from my desk. The price fit easily within my budget

I have had the tablet for only 2 months, and now the touch screen is becoming unresponsive. There is about a 2 inch circular(ish) area on the screen that just does not respond to any touch. And it is in the worst possible place ; I hate the idea that I...

Consumer review by:

Decent Tablet for the price but..

 

For the most part I am happy with it. For the price it is was a good buy.

Decent speed, good screen, Isn't Windows 8 RT but a full 32bit version of Windows 8

Don't like that it charges via Micro USB the ONLY USB port. I wish it had a full on USB Port too. Also I didn't get a charge cable to begin with. Got the part that plugs in to the wall, just didn't get the cable. Funny I ordered this 2 days after a...

Consumer review by:

ASUS VivoTab

 

I put average because I have had issues with windows 8. I have windows 8 on my home computer and hated learning how to use it. I have had this tablet for almost a month and I must say learning windows 8 with a touch screen is much easier. The tablet...

none

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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...

Consumer review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Keyboard: No
Phone Function: No
Product Type:Media Tablet
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:No / Yes
USB:USB 2.0
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
Display Technology:TFT Display
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Number of Displays:1
Touchscreen:1-Point Touch / 10-Point Touch / 5-Point Touch / Multi Touch
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:ATOM / Atom™ / TEGRA 3
Processor Brand:Intel ® / nVidia
Processor Number:Z2760
etilize