Sunday, 7 October 2012

ASUS renames Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT, outs Zenbook U500VZ

Asus is yet another company to bring joy to the ultrabooks and Windows 8 lovers at this year’s IFA in Berlin.

The company has renamed the Computex-born Tablet 600 and 810 to Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT and announced a 15″ Zenbook with a model name of U500VR.
The Vivo Tab is a Windows 8 touch-enabled slate with an optional, Transformer-style, dock keyboard. The tablet features a 11.6″ Super IPS+ display, is based on Intel’s 32nm Clover Trail Atom and sports 2 GB of RAM. There is an 8 MP camera on the back and a 2 MP one on the front. Also on board is 64 GB worth of storage and NFC connectivity. The Vivo Tab supports the Wacom digitizer stylus for natural, pressure-sensitive on-screen drawing. The whole slate weighs 675g and is 8.7 mm thick.
The Vivo Tab RT runs on a quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, is 8.3mm thick and weighs 520g. The screen is a Super IPS+ 10.1″ of the same 1366 x 768 resolution. The Vivo Tab RT will come with 2 GB RAM and 32 gigs of on-board storage.
Both devices, like the Transformer series, offer an additional keyboard dock with two USB ports (2 on the Vivo and 1 on the RT) and a backup battery.
Pricing and availability aren’t disclosed yet but we think a post October 26 launch is something of a certainty.
In other, ASUS-related, news the company also announced a new, 15″ Zenbook – the U500VZ with a full keyboard, complete with a numeric numpad.
It will pack a 15″ 1080p IPS panel, backlit keyboard, quad-core Intel Ivy Bridge i7 CPU with optional NVIDIA GeForce GT650M GPU. The U500VZ Zenbook comes in two storage variants – a 128 GB SSD/500 GB HDD combo or two SSDs up to 512 GBs.
Still no word on pricing or availability. We guess the machine will run Windows 8 out of the box.
Thanks, philip for sending this in

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