Reviews and Problems with Asus VivoTab Smart (ME400C)
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Not a durable tablet!
14 September 2013
Summary: I expected to love this tablet since I have an Asus Transformer Prime but this tablet is not as durable. First off it already came with one scratch on the screen fresh out of the box. I purchased the matching Asus keyboard and cover that goes with this tablet and it has put another scratch on the screen the first time I hooked it up.. They are deep scratches as well and I am gentle with my things.
Summary: had to return tablet on 5th day did a software update system rebooted after no Bluetooth connection to keyboard and no wifi connection to internet called square trade and was told to call seller as it was less than 30 days was when I called amazon told to return unit for full refund as others were having same problems now I have keyboard, pen and eeekit bundle but no tablet
Summary: When I first got this unit on July 23rd, I thought it was going to be a great little full speed Windows 8 unit, and in fact my original review was marvelous. Had some minor issue getting Windows Update to actually work, but after downloading and installing the ASUS updates and a few misplaced reboots, it loaded all of the updates (a considerable amount) without incident.
Summary: I was really looking forward to this Asus ME400C-C2 Windows 8 tablet. It arrived quickly and was nicely packaged. It is a very attractive tablet, slightly bigger than an iPad but lighter in weight than the iPad. Unfortunately it turned out to be disappointing on a number of levels: -the touch screen did not always respond whether using one's finger or a stylus, or the response was delayed -when it was doing updates you frequently had no idea if it was working or not,...
Poorly constructed and INEPT (ASUS) CUSTOMER SERVICE.
9 May 2013
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: I bought one of these two weeks ago from Amazon, with the dock and sleeve. I returned it early this week as defective (it was.) Certain parts of the screen were sensitive, and touching there cause it to hard shut down in a flash (no saves). Setting it, even very lightly, on a hard surface also caused it to hard crash. Turning it upside down did the same thing.
Summary: I so looked forward to getting this Windows 8 tablet, but it has not come close to living up to my expectations (based on owning an old iPad). Just to be clear, I have no big issues with Windows 8. This is a review of the hardware. The design is very minimalist, which means I often find it difficult to locate the various buttons whenever I pick it up because you just don't know which way round it is.
Summary: I have owned this tablet for a little under six months, and for a while the video driver would crash after waking it (fixed by new video driver). However, the motherboard recently screwed up, and needed to be replaced. Still under warranty, thankfully, but not boding well. It also runs the Windows 8 operating system, which is often obstructively difficult to work with, requiring much more complicated and difficult solutions to problems easily fixed in Windows XP or 7.
Pros: Cheap, easy to use
Cons: Hardware prone to errors, Windows 8 OS, difficult to find support equipment