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January 09, 2013

Asus launches VivoTab Smart, priced at Php26k

Asus announces that their new Windows 8 tablet, the VivoTab Smart will be available for the Philippines early this year.

The VivoTab Smart runs Windows 8 on an Intel Atom dual-core CPU along with a 10.1-inch HD display. What’s special about the tablet is that it can utilize Asus’ TranSleeve Keyboard which can be used as a cover, a keyboard or a stand.


The tablet will be available  this early 2013 for Php25,995 and will be sold in black or white. An LTE variant will also be available for purchase.


Asus VivoTab Smart specs:
10.1-inch 1366 x 768 multi-touch IPS display
Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core processor
8-megapixel AF rear camera
1080p Full HD video recording
Front-facing 2-megapixel camera
ASUS SonicMaster Audo
9.5 hours battery life
Windows 8.
265.5 x 171 x 9.7mm

26 Responses to “Asus launches VivoTab Smart, priced at Php26k”

  1. John says:

    This will be the best tablet!! Wanna know why? It isn’t pricey and runs pure Windows 8 which basically makes it a full-fledged PC.

  2. Rey
    Twitter: tagabalasik

    I agree, Its inexpensive and has the right dimensions :-)Pair it with an inexpensive BT KBD and mouse and you have mobility and productivity in a very small package :D Looks great too!

  3. paul e. says:

    it uses an atom processor? too slooooooooow…

    • Jasper says:

      you’re one of those quick judging “atom = slow” people. Sheez, grow up please. Atom isn’t slow anymore :)

    • John says:

      ^Amen to that. Have you been living under a rock lately? This is the new (i repeat, new) Atom processor you’ve all been whining about. It has been completely revamped from bottom to top.

    • paul e. says:

      check out decent reviews of acer iconia w510 (particularly performance) using that same processor… just a glorified netbook.

      so sorry if i offended the sensibilities of some people… let me just correct and rephrase what i said earlier…

      not-too-sloooooooow. ;)

    • Rene says:

      I have an Asus VivoTab TF810C which uses the same processor.

      Speed is subjective.

      Atom too slow? Definitely not for my use, which is personal browsing, office work and some light gaming.

      Plus you can’t beat the 19 hours of battery life with the optional keyboard dock. Even with a full day of work (plus some overtime) I’m only able to run it down to 60%. I don’t need bring my charger anymore.

  4. pong says:

    Waw 26k na lang. yung nag exibit sila last year mga 32k daw.. cguro me kasama keyboard dock un.

  5. royax says:

    mga ser… d ako mxado techie…hehe.. tankng lang.. windows 8 OS to diba? can it run windows app? or games?like photoshop etc.?

    • pong says:

      yes windows 8 sya kasi intel ang gamit nya processor pero hinde ko sure kung kakayanin nya yung photoshop or high end games. meant for light computing lang sya

  6. jajajason says:

    Sa wakas! Meron na akong prospect tablet!

  7. Mica
    Twitter: micasobre

    I’m glad the responses are mostly positive. I really think Windows 8 can be great, if people give it a try

  8. Judeo says:

    iPad killer. But casuals would rather buy an iPad with very limited features rather than pony up for a tablet with a full fledged OS.

  9. iVan says:

    I’m ditching my plan to get a Nexus 10. I will instead get this one.

  10. Adam says:

    great tablet for its price. the best 10.1 imo.

  11. MyMaria
    Twitter: mrsnoodleboy

    Definitely going to look out for this and then purchase one just in time for my birthday *woot*

  12. atty.ymer
    Twitter: ymermigev

    thank god for this (^_^) i was thinking of buying the note 10.1 but this is definitely a better option as i can use it for work given it’s running windows 8 and for entertainment like watching my fave tv series and reading ebooks…i just hope they’ll stick with that pricing once its available in the market given the kind of anticipation from the consumers.. **sigh**

  13. wilde says:

    Naah, pricey pa rin for my limited budget

    Still waiting for that sub P20k windows 8 tablet.

  14. roiji says:

    no full sized usb port. just one micro USB.
    i can live with that, i think.

    but at this price point, the vivobook (which also has touch capability) is already upgraded to an i3..

  15. jun says:

    Where is this priced?


  16. emil says:

    so what store is selling this tab for 26K?

  17. john b. says:

    I bought my asus vivo tab at complink in megamall for 26k. I was supposed to buy HP elite tab but opted to buy asus due to a very significant price difference of 17k. so far, the experience is great and i’m running ms office home version.

  18. june says:

    May built-in GPS ba ang vivotab smart? how much daw ang LTE version?

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