Asus’ version of the Microsoft Surface is now available in stores and selling for Php25,999. This 10-inch tablet is powered by an Intel Atom processor and Windows 8.
From the form factor perspective and the use of the smart keyboard, the VivoTab Smart looks like they’re in the same league but the Surface RT runs on Windows RT while the VivoTab Smart is on the regular Windows 8 OS.
Asus VivoTab Smart specs:
10.1-inch multi-touch IPS display @ 1366×768 pixels
Intel Atom Z2760 1.8GHz dual-core processor
64GB internal storage
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
8MP AF rear camera
1080p full HD video recording
2MP front-facing webcam
ASUS SonicMaster Audo
microSD card reader
G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, Hall sensor, NFC
9.5 hours; 25Wh Li-polymer battery
265.5 x 171 x 9.7mm (dimensions)
In any case, it looks like Asus is positioning the VivoTab Smart as the new netbook-tablet hybrid. With a suggested retail price of Php25,999, that combo sure does look very appealing.