Conclusion: We've reviewed quite a few tablets here at AVForums, the majority using the Android OS but a couple of iPads as well. They've varied in looks, design, specification and performance, ranging from the top draw iPad down to a sub £250 Toshiba AT300. As far as the £429 Asus VivoTab Smart is concerned, it sets itself apart in that it offers a full Windows 8 operating system.
Pros: Full Windows 8 operating system, 8MP rear camera, Light and comfortable to use, Cheap for a Windows 8 tablet
Cons: Low quality internal speakers, Low resolution screen, Frustrating to use without a bluetooth keyboard, No USB connection out of the box, Build quality could be better
Summary: The ASUS VivoTab Smart is an interesting and fairly powerful tablet, certainly with a good balance between quality and price. Ideal for everyday use, and Web browsing, e-mail, access to social networks, photos and video playback, but not suitable for heavier tasks, such as editing, where the limits of the processor you are definitely filling. Outstanding photo department, perfect connectivity, interesting NFC module.
Pros: Front camera, support 3G, GPS, magnetic keyboard, NFC module, Autonomy, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, rear camera 8 MP, Windows 8, LTE Support
ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 10.1 inch Windows 8 Tablet Review
6 May 2013
Summary: The ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 Tablet is running Windows 8, this gives the ASUS VivoTab Smart a great selection of applications. Actually it is pretty much anything will run in a Windows environment. Toss in the battery life that we experienced and the increased portability of the 10.1″ size and the ASUS VivoTab Smart is great alternative to an ultrabook and a great tablet overall!