Excerpt: The VivoTab Smart is a Windows tablet that seems to offer it all. This is a full unhindered Windows 8 device that’s somehow managed to come in both lighter and cheaper than its iPad equivalent plus it’ll let you run all your desktop apps and has a battery that lasts a full working day. However if that’s left you scrambling for a pen and asking ‘Where do I sign up?’ can we humbly suggest holding that thought for a moment – there are still quite a few caveats here.
Pros: Full Windows 8 OS lightweight design 7-hour battery life.
Cons: Netbook level performance only 33GB usable storage.
Summary: ASUS' 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 Surface with Windows RT. Plus, for $499, you get 64GB of storage, which is double the 32GB $499 Acer Iconia W510. (The 64GB version of the W510 costs $579.
Pros: Long-lasting battery, Impressive camera app, Very aggressive price, Twice the storage of competing Windows 8 tablets
Cons: Plastic design, Desktop apps can be slow to open, Lacks full-size USB port, Keyboard and cover not lap friendly
Summary: The compatible one. No matter whether iOS, Android or Windows RT, all operating systems have their quirks when it comes to the compatibility with the standard Windows 7 or Windows 8 versions. Asus' VivoTab Smart might eliminate these restrictions owing to Intel's Atom CPU and Windows 8. We exhaustively tested how well this works.
Pros: Bright, viewing angle stable and high-contrast screen, Good touch features with reliable feedback, Good battery life, Far-reaching Windows compatibility, Windows 8 on a tablet. That works quite well and is as functional as a Swiss pocketknife.
Cons: Fiddly micro interfaces, Hardware button with moderate feedback, Partly outdated performance for Windows 8, Matching cords and adapters for the micro interfaces. Also, the graphics solution for Windows 8 could have a bit more power and above all a better compatibility.
Summary: 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 been calling for a tablet that will let you install whatever you want, run desktop apps and play Flash. Are you one of these people?
Asus VivoTab Smart (ME400C) Windows 8 Tablet Review
11 April 2013
Excerpt: 4 Flares 4 Flares × Want a tablet but struggling to justify the laptop-like price tag? Want a laptop but thinking that the larger size could be an inconvenience? Asus aims to make those problems a thing of the past with its best-of-both-worlds VivoTab Smart (ME400C) ‘hybrid’ tablet. Has Asus successfully implanted laptop-class, x86 hardware into a 10.1″ tablet form factor?
Excerpt: 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 carry everywhere with you.
Pros: Full Windows experience, compact and light, well-built, upgradable storage via microSD
Cons: Can be sluggish, not enough RAM, Windows 8 is confusing here and RT would have been simpler
Conclusion: Si estás buscando una tablet con una batería que dure todo el día, que trabaje con Windows 8 y que cuente con varios puertos de conexión, La Asus VivoTab Smart es una gran opción, ya que además su desempeño y velocidad es muy bueno.
Pros: Tiene una buena variedad de puertos de conexión, el sistema operativo Windows 8, una cámara con buena resolución y varias aplicaciones ya integradas.
Cons: La tienda de aplicaciones de Windows 8 no tiene tantas opciones como las que ofrecen iOS o Android.
Recensione: ASUS VivoTab Smart, un tablet per far girare Windows 8
18 May 2013
Excerpt: L’idea di Microsoft è che Windows non debba conoscere confini tra desktop e tablet, e i vari produttori si stanno impegnando per concretizzare tale filosofa nell’hardware. Per questo motivo sono nati molti “ibridi”, un po’ computer portatile, un po’ dispositivo mobile, a partire dal noto Asus Transformer.