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
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!
Summary: Well, there you have it. I think the VivoTab Smart may be the first serious Windows 8-powered competitor to Android- and iOS-based tablets.