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Asus VivoTab Smart

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the usability and camera are overall positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably. The design and responsiveness get critical views.

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

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Review Asus VivoTab Smart ME400C Tablet

 

The compatible one. No matter whether iOS, Android or Windows RT,

Bright, viewing angle stable and high-contrast screen; Good touch features with reliable feedback; Good battery life; Far-reaching Windows compatibility

Fiddly micro interfaces; Hardware button with moderate feedback; Partly outdated performance for Windows 8

The competition is multifaceted and partly setup very differently. Here a few examples that might be worth taking a look: iPad 4, Google Nexus 10, Asus VivoTab RT, Microsoft Surface RT. Asus' VivoTab Smart ME400CL sports a 4G/LTE module.

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Asus VivoTab Smart Review

 

Just a few short years ago if you described a Windows computer with a 10-inch display running on an Intel Atom processor, you were most likely describing a netbook. Nowadays, that description is even more rare, and when it does crop up – as in the case...

Light, comfortable to hold, solid build ; Less expensive than the competition ; Runs full Windows 8 and older programs ; Long battery life

No full USB input port ; Underpowered Atom processor ; Cameras unimpressive

You'll be able to do more with this than with an iPad – even taking the scarcity of Windows 8-specific apps into account – but you won’t be able to do it more speedily and without some frustrations with the interface.

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ASUS VivoTab Smart

 

ASUS' Windows 8-powered VivoTab Smart is a solid Windows 8 tablet at an affordable price.

Long-lasting battery; Impressive camera app; Very aggressive price; Twice the storage of competing Windows 8 tablets

Plastic design; Desktop apps can be slow to open; Lacks full-size USB port; Keyboard and cover not lap friendly

Click to EnlargeASUS' VivoTab Smart has some things going for it. It features a crisp display, long battery life and the ability to run both modern-style Windows 8 apps and traditional desktop apps for the same price as the more limited Micorsoft...

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Asus VivoTab Smart Review

 

Until recently, when you thought about looking for a tablet, it was pretty much a decision between iPad and Android. Now with Windows 8 and Windows RT, we've seen a number of new tablets on the market over the past couple of months. Another option is...

Full Windows 8 experience ; Lightweight and portable ; Good battery life

Atom processor and 2GB of RAM holds performance back ; Only 25GB of free internal storage

With the Asus VivoTab Smart currently priced at $499, it’s a compelling option for those looking for a moderately-sized tablet running the full Windows 8 platform without breaking the bank. But when adding on the $150 TranSleeve Keyboard option, you’re...

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“Retro” Review: ASUS VivoTab Smart

 

Upgrades to Windows 8 tablets, such as the ASUS Transformer T100 (SRP P24,000), now use the Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. The boost in speed, improved graphics, and drop in power consumption that Bay Trail provides renders previous tablets, those...

But if the ASUS VivoTab Smart dips in price and if you know you’ll only be doing light office and school work, why not?

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Asus VivoTab Smart review

 

The Asus VivoTab Smart is certainly an interesting idea. Boiled down to basics, it's a Windows 8 tablet compressed into the sort of design you'd expect for a Windows RT tablet. That means it's small and light, and will be the ideal device for you to...

Full Windows experience, compact and light, well-built, upgradable storage via microSD

Can be sluggish, not enough RAM, Windows 8 is confusing here and RT would have been simpler

We have mixed feelings about the VivoTab. It certainly can be a little sluggish at times, far more so than an equivalent RT tablet would be. However, the added flexibility of full Windows 8 is really quite a draw. We think it's a bit under-powered in...

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Asus VivoTab Smart

 

A full Windows 8 tablet that is cheaper than the Microsoft Surface RT.

Slim body ; Reasonable price ; Full Windows 8

Low pixel density ; Low-powered CPU ; Laggy at times ; Poor internal speaker

Top marks? Far from it, but the VivoTab Smart matches its entry-level Windows 8 competitors.

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Asus VivoTab Smart review

 

The latest entry from Asus into the Windows tablet mêlée is agood-looking, slimline machine that offers the full versionof Windows 8, making it more versatile than most of thecompetition, but what has it sacrificed?

Wired: Slim design, full Windows 8, 8 megapixel camera and 2megapixel camera

Tired: Screen not full HD, processor a bit underpowered

Good to see the full version of Windows 8 on a standardtablet, and the better-than-average camera will probably appeal tosome. But while it comes in at a reasonable price, the Microsoft Surface RT offers a better screen, more powerfulprocessor and its...

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Asus VivoTab Smart

 

The Asus VivoTab Smart looks like any one of a number of iPad knockoffs: with a thin black plastic frame and a 10.1-inch screen, at a glance it could be just another forgettable Samsung Android tablet. But this is a different beast entirely: it runs...

The Asus VivoTab Smart is absolutely not for everyone. If it’s a bargain you want, get a £159 Google Nexus 7. If it’s smarts and sexy looks, you can nab an iPad mini for just £269. But there’s still an audience out there, who ever since day one have...

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Asus VivoTab Smart

 

Don't buy this piece of crap. I know people that don't know anything about computers always complain about “crashing” and garbage but this tablet has blue screened or just flat out turned off on me several times out of the box.

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