ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10, VivoTab Smart Compared - HotHardware

ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10, VivoTab Smart Compared

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Whereas the MeMO Tab Smart 10 is an Android tablet designed for content consumption, the VivoTab Smart is a full-fledged Windows 8 device with a x86 foundation. It's built for work and play, and also to take advantage of Microsoft's touch-happy OS without having to pay a Surface Pro-like premium.

It streets for around $450, or about the half the price of a Surface Pro. To get to that price level, ASUS opted for an Intel Atom Z2760 processor (Clover Trail) clocked at 1.8GHz. Clearly this isn't intended as a desktop replacement, but as a full Windows 8 tablet than can function as a notebook when duty calls.


Asus VivoTab Smart
Specifications & Features
Operating System
Windows 8
Display
10.1-inch WXGA (1366x768) IPS panel, multi-touch
Graphics
PowerVR SGX545
Processor
Intel Atom Z2760 (dual-core, 1.8GHz)
Memory
2GB LPDDR2-800
Internal Storage
64GB eMMC flash storage + 32GB Asus Webstorage for 36 months
Wireless Connectivity
802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth v4.0

Multimedia
Dual stereo speakers
2MP front-facing camera
8MP rear-facing camera
w/ auto-focus
Ports and Expansion
Micro USB
Micro HDMI 1.4a
Micro SD card slot
3.5m headphone/microphone-in combo
System Weight
1.27 pounds (580g)
System Dimensions
10.33 (W) x 6.73 (D) x 0.38 (H) inches (262.5 x 171 x 9.7 mm)
Battery
25Wh Li-polymer battery (9.5 hours)
Extras
G-sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, NFC
Accessories
TranSleeve Touchpad Keyboard and Cover - $130 ($100 street)
Price
$500 MSRP ($449 street); 1-year warranty


A glance at the spec sheet makes it obvious the VivoTab isn't on the level of a Surface Pro. It's for users who don't need that kind of power, but still don't want to settle for Windows RT on top of an ARM-based foundation, which would rule out being able to run legacy Windows applications.

ASUS also sent us its TranSleeve Keyboard Cover to get a better feel for how the VivoTab functions as a laptop. It's a $130 accessory that retails for around $100 and is available in a few different color options.

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For the price, the MeMO Pad Smart is a no brainer. It's a little light on internal storage but it has the SD card slot and microUSB. Good to see 10-inch slates under $300!

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Yeah, it's pretty slick. Just wish ASUS could have squeezed in a Full HD 1080p display at the same price point (what good is cake if you can't eat it too, right?)

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I have the VivoTab Smart and it has issues. Like being pretty useless without the transleeve and kb. Should be bundled in, instead I had to pay 80 CAD to get it shipped. Sometimes screen rotation stops working. I dont know why, but I have to reboot. Windows 8 on my desktop is fine, since I never use metro. On the tablet, it is like a two world experience in which the old (desktop) doesnt realise that there is a world of touch. I have found many programs that do not like touch for mouse leading to terrible input recognition. One more thing, the atom is more than capable of handling anything one would do on a tablet. It ill even let you play games (but you will need a bt kb for that!)

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