if the latest Windows OS incarnation has given you the glimmer of hope for the Redmond firm, then you would be probably thrilled to know you can enjoy the same full Windows 8 experience you had on a desktop while on-the-road with a much portable device such as ASUS VivoTab Smart Tablet – a Windows 8 tablet. yes. we are fully aware that there are ‘transformers’ out there but honestly, not everyone will be all gaga over lugging a laptop/tablet hybrid and hence, a tablet should be the next best thing for your Windows 8 needs whenever you hit the road. running off Windows 8 (obviously) and powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom dual-core (Z2760) processor with 2GB of RAM, the VivoTab Smart Tablet features a 10.1-inch LED backlit multitouch Super IPS display offering 1,366 x 768 resolution and boast a 8.0-megapixel rear-facing BSI autofocus camera, blessed with five element lens and full HD 1080p video recording capability.
other highlights include 64GB of internal storage, stereo speakers with SonicMaster Audio Technology, a 2.0-megapixel front-facing camera, a 25Wh lithium-polymer good for 9.5 hours of usage and it is loaded with today’s standard sensors and connectivities including G-Sensor, light sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, Hall sensor, NFC, WiFi, Bluetooth, a dual-function audio jack, micro HDMI out, micro USB, as well as a micro SD card slot. on the aesthetic front, the VivoTab Smart Tablet looks just like any other tablets – nothing out of the ordinary but notable, with regard to its physical build, is its 9.7mm thin form factor and a non-hefty 580 grams (1.3 pounds) – a weight that is considerably light as far as 10-inch class tablet goes. as a deal sweetener, ASUS is throwing in a 32GB ASUS Webstorage Space for 36-month. oh, if you just can’t leave without a laptop, there’s an optional TranSleeve Keyboard that combines the benefit of a cover and stand with a wireless keyboard, turning your VivoTab Smart into a touchscreen-capable laptop. you can pre-order yours now for just $499.