Conclusion: The Asus VivoTab TF810C is a lovely Atom Windows 8 transformer whose launch has been hampered by spotty retail presence, a lack of drivers for the first two months and an enormous price tag in the US. Now that Asus has the drivers mostly sorted out, we're more bullish on the tablet, but given its small retail distribution and absent review program, we're not sure how strongly Asus is behind this product.
Pros: Good quality materials, very good optional keyboard dock with extended battery, Wacom digitizer.
Cons: High price, driver support has been weak, Asus tech support seems unaware of product.
ASUS VivoTab TF810C review: deluxe Windows Transformer
23 February 2013
Excerpt: The number of devices designed for Windows 8 is growing, we're seeing lots touchscreen laptops, but also new tablets. Today we are taking a closer look at the ASUS VivoTab (TF810C), the more high-end relative of the VivoTab Smart we reviewed previously.
Summary: Unbalanced. Use real Windows 8 in a tablet or notebook. There seem to be no boundaries for the productivity: the familiar Office-package works, frequent writers will love the keyboard and the battery runtime is gigantic. So why this title?
Pros: Keyboard with good feedback, Wacom stylus pen for accurate input, Standard USB ports via docking station, Extreme battery runtimes with docking station, Silent operation, Low heat development, Bright display and high contrast, Best viewing angles in its class, Accessories: tablet stand/cover, Very good 8 MP camera with flash, Clean and high quality aluminum inlet of the keyboard. The docking inputs are convenient and the stylus refines working with the Windows desktop...
Cons: Low Windows-performance, Lowest GPU power, Loud click pad, Slow, small flash storage, Very long charging time of both batteries, Slight TFT bleeding / pressure-sensitive borders, A standard SD card reader and an HDMI port at the dock. The low performance leaves a bad impression; the VivoTab cannot be used as desktop replacement. The drivers of the PowerVR SGX 545 are suboptimal; we could not determine the specifications and the display calibration did not work.
Conclusion: Apart from the usual barrage of Windows 8 apps, ASUS have installed a few of their own custom apps. There’s ASUS Webstorage, which lets you sign up to a cloud-based storage solution to backup and retrieve your files. There’s a handy Guide app that shows you various video tutorials of how to use the VivoTab, and a SuperNote application to take down notes.
Excerpt: ASUS has a strong track record of well received tablets like the Google Nexus 7 (best selling Android tablet in the third quarter this year) and the Eee Pad Transformer Prime (first slate with a quad-core processor). Joining the impressive list is the ASUS VivoTab . Combining solid build quality with elegance, ASUS VivoTab sports a brushed aluminum back, rounded edges on the glass, and a chassis made using state-of-the-art nano-molding technology.
Excerpt: It may not run a fast Core i5-based processor , but the Asus VivoTab 810 and its Intel Atom CPU is a great choice for anyone who wants a lightweight Windows 8 -based tablet with long battery life. It's an 11.6in model that can be used for basic Web browsing and multimedia consumption, and it even ships with a dock and a stylus so that it can be used for comfortable note-taking and other office tasks.
The VivoTab 810 is an Atom-based Windows 8 tablet that can do double duty as a laptop
Good Gear Guide.au
3 April 2013
Summary: The ASUS VivoTab 810 is a Windows 8-based tablet that offers a good overall user experience. It's not fast, but it's zippy enough for basic Web and note-taking tasks, as well as watching local video files. Its keyboard dock is useful and its battery life is long. We just wish it came with more internal storage space and a better price tag.
Pros: Light weight and feels good to hold, Keyboard dock is useful for productivity apps, Great battery life, Ships with a stylus for handwriting
Cons: Needs more internal storage space, Power adapter cord a little too short, Price could be better
Summary: В моём обзоре Windows RT я написал, что само существование этой операционной системы кажется мне загадкой в свете выхода планшетов на базе платформы CloverTrail. С тех пор моё мнение не изменилось: ASUS VivoTab TF810C работает быстрее, чем VivoTab RT, при этом обладает настолько же впечатляющим временем автономной работы и полностью совместим со всеми программами и устройствами, разработанными для Windows.