Summary: This tablet is crippled in one regard. It has an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3650. That's OK. But Intel does not make a graphics driver for Windows 8 for that graphics card/chip. So Asus wrote their own driver. And it does NOT support video scaling. This means that, if you run an older Windows program that must run at a lower resolution to be seen on full screen, the graphics driver will not show it on full screen.
Summary: If you're going to get Windows 8, you must have a mouse for certain functions. I bought the ASUS keyboard and touchpad w/ cover to go with this, so I"d have what I need. What I didn't realize is that the keyboard didn't attach to the tablet nor did the cover hold it effectively in place. Therefore the tasks in Windows that still require keyboard and mouse are very clumsy when you're not positioned at a desk or table.
Summary: I say not bad for reasons:1) it is light, smoothly, and easy to deal with.2) I love its battery, it really works up to 9 h. However: 1)the charger wire is too short. 2)Win 8 has no very good store nor than good apps. 3) its sound must be rise up.
Summary: I've been a computer user for over 25 years, but don't have a smart phone. I bought this tablet to use Word, Excel and other downloaded software. The user manual has minimum information. I had to use internet tutorials to do much navigating. The tablet was bundled with Office 2013 Home and Student. I could not unlock Office. The product key was accepted and downloaded the setup file, but would immediately give me an error message when trying to setup the software.
Summary: I was looking for a cheap tablet offering more versatility than an Ipad or android tablet and bought this one due to its "low" price. The versatility comes from Windows 8 (not RT) allowing to use the VIVO Smart either as a tablet or as a small computer (with limited power) and using some of your old windows programs. Of course, you will have to understand that Windows 8 is a double-edge sword since it is poorly designed as tablet operating system (e.g.
Summary: Met 75% of my expectation I have an iPad and several Window 8 notebooks. iPad is a beautifully designed product. It has great resolution, beautiful display, instant-on, long battery life and is a great device for consuming content. The only shortcoming for me is not to be able run Window software such as the stock trading program Schwab StreetSmart Pro or Fidelity Active Trader Pro. iPad has Apps on stock trading which are not adequate.