Slowly but surely, it looks as if Asus
is taking the wraps off of its CES 2013 product launch plans. Shortly after teasing the Zenbook Touch U500VZ, the Clover Trail
-based Asus VivoTab has emerged with a proper product portal on the company's website. It's a Windows 8-based rig, complete with a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 CPU, 11.6" display, a Wacom digitizer tablet, an optional ZenBook-style mobile dock and the potential to completely wipe out the need for a dedicated laptop. It's an extension of Asus' ongoing push to produce products that act as a tablet when you need one, and a laptop elsewhere, and this one's looking more promising than ever.
It'll obviously go head-to-head with devices like Microsoft's own Surface RT
, boasting two USB 2.0 ports, up to 19 hours of battery life with the dock, a full keyboard + trackpad (again, via the optional mobile dock), a WXGA display, 178 degree viewing angles, an 8MP rear camera (with LED flash), a front-facing 2MP webcam, and 64GB of eMMC storage. You'll also get 32GB of Asus Webstorage space free for 36 months, as well as Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a plethora of sensors.
Asus isn't revealing a price tag as of yet, but that should follow in due time.