ASUS celebrated the announcement of their latest devices with great fanfare. Other than the VIVO series and the ultrabooks we’ve already known about and seen for quite some time, ASUS presented a truly new tablet: the ASUS VIVO Tab Smart.
The ASUS Vivo Tab Smart is essentially the basic version of the Vivo Tab. But instead of an ARM platform, an Intel Atom Z2760 dual core processor running at 1.8 GHz is onboard. The device looks basically like the Vivo tab RT, but sold without the keyboard dock that comes with the ARM model. The price is a bit cheaper at 499 euros due to the lack of keyboard. Instead of the dock, ASUS is offering a Microsoft Surface-esque Trans Keyboard Sleeve.
In addition to the Atom processor, the ASUS Vivo Smart Tab has 2 GB RAM and a 64 GB SSD. The 10.1-inch display has a resolution of 1366 × 768 pixels, but there is no digitizer as on the larger TF810 model. Stylus operation is therefore not possible. The tablet also has an 8-megapixel camera on the back with flash and a webcam on the front, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. There is a microUSB port, microHDMI and probably a card reader. On the planned LTE model, there is a SIM card slot as well.
PS: By the way, the ASUS ME400C we reported one earlier may also be coming in a second model, the ASUS ME400CL, on which there is reported to be 4G/LTE-Support.