Asus Tablet 810 packs Windows 8, Atom CPU, detachable keyboard

The Asus Tablet 810 looks like a slightly larger version of the Asus Tablet 600, but there are four key differences between these tablets:

  1. The Tablet 810 has an Intel Atom Medfield x86 processor, not an ARM-based CPU.
  2. It runs the full Windows 8 operating system rather than Windows RT.
  3. It has an 11.6 inch display, rather than 10.1.
  4. The 11.6 inch model has a Wacom dual digitizer.

The larger screen makes the tablet… bigger. But since both tablets have the same 1366 x 768 pixel display resolution and Super IPS+ display technology, you might not notice a huge difference at first glance.

Asus Tablet 810

But thanks to the Wacom digitizer, the Asus Tablet 810 can support both finger and digital pen input. You can use the pen to write or draw on the screen, hover a mouse cursor, select multiple check-box items, and generally use the tablet as if a mouse was plugged in. But you can also pinch to zoom, flick, and perform other finger-friendly gestures.

The Medfield processor in the Tablet 810 is a low power chip that’s not going to offer stellar performance while running legacy Windows apps. But unlike the Asus Tablet 600, which has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 ARM-based processor, the Tablet 810 can run older apps designed for computers with x86 processors.

Endadget reports that the Asus Tablet 810 has 2GB of RAM, a 64GB solid state disk, 2 USB ports, a microSD card slot, a 2MP front-facing camera, and an 8MP rear camera with flash.

The tablet is also pretty thin, measuring just 8.7mm, or about 0.34 inches thick. And like most of the tablets we see from Asus these days, there’s an optional keyboard docking station which lets you use the tablet like a notebook. The dock also adds additional ports to the tablet.

 

  • Guest008

    An Atom… why not?..
    But it’d better be under the 500$ price tag.

  • mcjw

    an atom paired with IPS?

    Folks are gonna poke their touchscreens so hard they crack… the way I click my mouse in frustration, thanks to the E-240

    • http://society50.com wmac

      You may buy one of their other tablets with i3/i5/i7.

  • http://www.facebook.com/youngmaester Joshua Young

    Hrm, do we still need to deal with the Atoms with 2GB of ram? I hope that was just a design choice not another MS netbook requirement.

  • toronado455

    I like this a lot. If it is fanless I’ll like it even more.

  • http://twitter.com/Tech_Gone_Wild Ezekiel Carsella

    atom and maybe depending on the generation core i3 are the only cheap cores and depending on what atom chip it is determines what experience you get.