ASUS MeMO Pad Smart 10, VivoTab Smart Compared

VivoTab Smart Specs

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
10.1-inch WXGA (1366x768) IPS panel, multi-touch
PowerVR SGX545
Intel Atom Z2760 (dual-core, 1.8GHz)
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

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)
25Wh Li-polymer battery (9.5 hours)
G-sensor, gyroscope, e-compass, ambient light sensor, hall sensor, NFC
TranSleeve Touchpad Keyboard and Cover - $130 ($100 street)
$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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