IFA 2012: Asus Unveils Windows 8 Based Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT


IFA 2012: Asus Unveils Windows 8 Based Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT


Asus the Taiwanese PC manufacturer has revealed more details about two new tablets based on Windows 8 at the ongoing IFA 2012 in Berlin. Initially, Asus revealed this new line-up of Windows 8 based tablets – Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT with the names Tablet 810 and Tablet 600 at Computex in June.

Vivo is a Latin word meaning “to live”, indicating that they will combine the work and play related features. The new series of Windows 8 tablets are designed to blend the elegance of Asus' tablet design with Microsoft's Windows 8 OS.

Initially, both the Vivo tablets will be released in Australia after the official release of the Windows 8 OS.

Vivo Tab

Vivo Tab will sport a 11.6 inch 10 point multi-touch supporting Super IPS+ display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. The tablet will be powered by intel's low power Atom processor. It will be equipped with a stylus, which provides easy navigation through the Windows 8 interface.

Measuring 8.6 mm in thickness and weighing 675 grams, Vivo Tab has an 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 2MP front camera, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD and NFC.

Similar to the keyboard dock of the Transformer Pad, the one in Vivo Tab will sport a trackpad, an extra battery and dual USB ports.

Vivo Tab RT

Asus Vivo Tab RT, as the name indicates, it runs on Windows 8 RT OS based on ARM Tegra 3 quad core processor.

The tablet will have a 10.1 inch display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Weighing around 520 grams, Vivo Tab RT will be light in weight. The other specifications are the same as the Vivo Tab, having only 32GB SSD and only one USB port on the keyboard dock.


Price & Availability

There is no official word from Asus regarding the price and release date of these Windows 8 based tablets. However, they will be released only after October 26, the official release date of Windows 8.

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