ASUS today releases the information that the ASUS VivoTab running on Windows 8 Pro will be available from tomorrow (5th April). The ASUS VivoTab will be available in Amethyst Gray at S$1,399. This includes a leather casing, Wacom Digitizer Stylus and mobile keyboard dock.
Consumers will have the chance to compare this tablet (Windows 8 Pro) with Surface RT (Windows RT) as they will be available at the same date.
Update: As a reader has told me that I might confuse the readers by comparing Surface RT with VivoTab as they have different OSes and also different processors. Apologies if you have mistaken. Just to clarify, Windows RT is different from Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. Click here to check out their differences.
The specs of the ASUS VivoTab is as follows: –
Here is the Press Release
ASUS VivoTab™ Now Available in Singapore
Featuring Windows 8 Pro, a multi-touch HD display and Wacom® Digitizer Stylus, ASUS VivoTab™ delivers the perfect combination of performance and portability up to 19 hours mobile use
Singapore (4 April, 2013) — ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, today announces the availability of ASUS VivoTab™, a thin and light tablet featuring Windows 8 Pro. Sporting an 11.6-inch multi-touch HD display made compatible with a Wacom® Digitizer Stylus, as well as Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor for excellent combination of performance and energy efficiency, ASUS VivoTab enables users to run the latest software and legacy applications at ease. Available at S$1,399 from 5 April, ASUS VivoTab comes with a mobile dock that increases productivity, thanks to its functional ZENBOOK-inspired keyboard dock which has a built-in battery that provides up to 19 hours of mobile use.
Enhanced performance, incredible energy efficiency
Featuring a 1.8GHz Intel® Atom™ Z2760 dual-core processor with enhanced performance and incredible energy efficiency, ASUS VivoTab also boasts of a 11.6-inch multi-touch display with built-in Super IPS+ technology that gives a pin-sharp 1366 x 768 HD resolution in vibrant colours, wide viewing angles and superior outdoor visibility. ASUS TruVivid technology further enhances image clarity further by reducing display thickness, while its scratch-resistant Corning® Fit glass with anti-fingerprint coating keeps the screen crystal clear.
“Pen on paper” experience
ASUS teams up with Wacom®, the world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, to create the touch layer of the ASUS VivoTab HD screen. Supporting up to 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, the Wacom® Digitizer Stylus mimics the actual “pen on paper” experience that users are familiar with. The precise pen point accuracy improves user experience in drawing, sketching and note taking on the ASUS VivoTab, thereby redefining productivity on the portable and powerful Windows 8 tablet.
Flexible control for intuitive use
Flexibility is key with ASUS VivoTab, whatever the task in hand. Multi-touch function gives full, intuitive fingertip control with Windows Store apps, while the sensitivity of the Wacom® Digitizer Stylus offers extreme precision with desktop apps. When connected to the mobile keyboard dock that comes with a streamlined “hidden hinge” design, ASUS VivoTab is instantly transformed into a notebook, complete with a fully functional ZENBOOK-inspired keyboard, large multi-touch touchpad and two USB 2.0 ports for unprecedented productivity. Furthermore, the built-in battery in the mobile dock extends ASUS VivoTab’s 10.5-hour battery life by up to 9 hours, to an incredible 19 hours of mobile usage on the tablet.
Powerful, practical and extremely portable
Measuring at just 8.7mm thick and 675g light, ASUS VivoTab is a portable and practical device. Quad speakers with ASUS SonicMaster technology means ASUS VivoTab sounds as good as it looks too, while the 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus five-element lens and large f/2.2 aperture delivers best-in-class image capture.
The ASUS VivoTab will be available in Amethyst Gray at S$1,399. This includes a leather casing, Wacom® Digitizer Stylus and mobile keyboard dock.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionising the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.