Summary: When I reviewed the Asus Transformer Pad Infinity , one of the best Android tablets available, I ended with this: "If you want one device that's both a tablet and a laptop, I'd wait a few weeks to see what Windows 8 has in store." I said something similar about the Transformer Pad , and about the PadFone . Asus's modular strategy works reasonably well with Android, but seems tailor-made to fit how Windows 8 works.
Pros: Light, thin form factor, Excellent battery life, Above-average speaker
Cons: Windows RT has some serious flaws, Keyboard and trackpad are too small, App ecosystem is basically non-existent
Excerpt: ASUS’s rendition of Windows RT shows what Microsoft got so right, and so very, very wrong with the Windows RT. It’s not like ASUS is trying to hide VivoTab RT, in fact, it’s one of the only Windows RT devices that is really making a go of it in the United States. Samsung never offered its ATIV Windows RT tablet state-side, and just pulled it from Europe as well… due to slow sales. Look, we’ll keep this one brief.
Pros: Excellent multitasking, refined hardware, great Transformer dock performance.
Cons: Windows RT’s walled garden limitations, multitasking hampered by desktop app ban.
ASUS VivoTab RT TF600T review: Windows RT according to ASUS
14 January 2013
Excerpt: Microsoft released an ARM version of Windows 8 called Windows RT, and that's the version that runs on the ASUS VivoTab RT. Also known as the ASUS TF600T, we will take a closer look at that tablet today.
Atom vs Tegra in Windows 8: battle of the mobile chips
9 January 2013
Excerpt: Windows 8 is the first consumer version of Windows that not only runs on processors with the X86 architecture (from Intel and AMD), but also with processors with the ARM architecture. That makes it possible to compare the performance of these two architectures, which is exactly what we did. With two ASUS tablets we compared the performance of the Intel Atom Z2760 and the Nvidia Tegra 3.
Summary: The ASUS VivoTab RT isn’t the absolute best Windows RT tablet on the market, but it’s a pretty darn good one. You’ve probably noticed by now my repeated references to the Surface. While it might not be fair to repeatedly refer back to the other device, Microsoft has really used it to set the standard for Windows tablets. It is, however, a big tablet, thanks to its 10.6-inch screen.
The Windows 8 Tablet Review: Acer Iconia W510 vs ASUS VivoTab RT
25 December 2012
Conclusion: Considering all of the positive and negative aspects of both of these tablets, it is quite evident that Windows 8 is a touch operating system and should only be experienced with a touch environment. I personally did not like Windows 8 until I started to use it with these two tablets, and since then I have grown to love it even more than Windows 7.
Conclusion: Before we get into the nitty gritty, we’d like to point out that Asus is offering a special promotion on the VivoTab RT , which enables any buyer of the tablet to get the keyboard dock for free. Yes folks, you heard that right! If you pick up the tablet before the end of the year (December 31st, 2012), you’ll be able to nab it au gratis! All in all, it’s really giving the Surface RT a good run for its money.
Pros: Sleek and sturdy design, Better camera performance than the Surface RT, Convertible design, Phenomenal battery life with the keyboard dock
Summary: The VivoTab RT is one sweet little system. It's remarkably thin and light even with the keyboard dock attached, and both components combine solid build quality with a certain elegance. They gel nicely, too; the tablet and dock can be attached and separated with ease, and the accompanying OS does a good job of switching between environments suited to each configuration.
ASUS VivoTab RT review: everything you loved about the Transformer tablets, but with Windows
26 October 2012
Summary: For better and worse, the VivoTab RT replicated everything we loved and didn't love about the company's Android-based Transformer tablets. This, too, is exceptionally thin, light and easy to hold, with long battery life and a good camera. Still, the fact that ASUS hasn't changed the layout on its keyboard dock means you'll have to brace yourself for a cramped typing experience -- which is a shame since Microsoft's own Surface tablet is offered with not one, but two...
Pros: Long battery life, Thin, light design, Good camera
Cons: Cramped keyboard, Some performance hiccups, Limited app selection at launch