Reviews and Problems with Asus VivoTab Smart (ME400C)
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 8
Real nice tablet for the money!
16 March 2014
Summary: After reading the negative reviews, it seemed that people had problems because updates were needed. So, I didn't even bother to use it until after I updated Win 8, then the free upgrade to 8.1, then Asus live update to get the new drivers and bios. After that (Which took a few hours), it runs PERFECT. What a STEAL!
Poorly constructed and INEPT (ASUS) CUSTOMER SERVICE.
16 March 2014
Summary: 1000 characters is not enough to express my dissatisfaction with this machine and ASUS customer service. We must suffice it to say that I have sent in the tablet twice, and neither time has it returned in satisfactory condition. The first time, ASUS wiped my data without my permission (they explicitly ask you for that before you send it), and the second, they returned it with a broken release switch (so you can easily remove it from the mobile dock).
Summary: - After a few months , the windows key they use will expire and ask you to activate again. When this happens, windows will not be able to activate and you will be stuck with a useless tablet unless you buy a new key.
Pros: Bought for 275 used. Worked like a charm. No problems there. The tablet appeared brand new and came with most of its paperwork as well.
Cons: - The Windows version they use to refurb these used tablets is NOT UPDATABLE to windows 8.1.
Summary: To make a long story short, I turned the tablet on and began downloading windows updates. I plugged it in wall using the charger provided cause the battery was about twenty percent. I left for a while and when I came back the battery was at 9% and not charging. So I decided to turn it off and see if the battery would charge with it off. It did not and now it will not turn back on. I'm sending mine back tomorrow.
Summary: I bought it about 1 month ago now and first thing I did was update the windows 8 to 8.1 then I did the ASUS update on the bios that must be done !! other then the charger not working it does charge with other usb chargers and this tablet has been excellent I put a 32GB micro sd memory card in it and it could have come with a bigger SSD drive but for what I paid for it I find it and excellent deal and would happily buy another
Summary: So, this is my first Tablet, but I have owned and built various computers since the early 80s. It's also my first venture into Windows 8, actually, 8.1 when you get finished. Now, as I said, this is a great value. The ''feel'' is great, a really well built, solid feeling tablet. Nice size, plenty of speed and once you get over all the initial software issues, you on your way to success. First thing to do is update the installed Windows 8.
Summary: Beyond the very minor cosmetic issue, this tablet is a solid and well performing PC. The fact that it runs all of my existing software as well as access to the Windows Store make this a very versatile companion. I use this for pleasure and for school and it syncs with my laptop flawlessly.