Skip to main content

CES 2013: Asus to launch £399 Windows 8 Vivotab tablet

Asus’s UK marketing manager, John Swatton, has confirmed to ITProportal that retailers across UK will start selling a Windows 8 tablet for £399 by the end of January with an additional £80 for a keyboard and a cover that can double as a stand.

The tablet is the Vivotab Smart ME400C also John hinted that the Smart moniker might be dropped altogether for the sake of clarity. The tablet looks a lot like its RT counterpart, Vivotab RT, but is slightly thicker due to a bigger battery; still, it weighs only 580g and measures only 9.7mm thick.

It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760, a dual core processor clocked at 1.8GHz. Other features include a 10.1in 1,366x768 IPS display, 64GB onboard storage, 2GB of RAM, a rear 8-megapixel camera with an f2.2 aperture, full Windows 8, Sonicmaster audio technology, a 2-megapixel front facing camera, full HD video recording and up to 9.5 hours battery life.

(The Windows RT tablet is the one on top while the Windows 8 tablet is the one below)

The device will optionally come with a Bluetooth keyboard as well a cover stand that’s collapsible. In addition, the company will be giving a three-year subscription to its Asus WebStorage cloud based service with 32GB to kick off.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.