Asus VivoTab TF810C Windows 8 tablet up for pre-order for $799 and up
The Asus VivoTab TF810C is a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel Super IPS+ display, an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, and an optional keyboard dock which doubles the computer’s battery life.
This model also features a Wacom active digitizer which lets you write or draw on the screen using a pressure-sensitive digital pen.
Excaliber PC is now shipping the VivoTab TF810C for $799 and up.
Update: Excaliber PC now says the tablet is up for pre-order.
Equipped with 2GB of RAM and a 64GB solid state disk, this tablet is one of the more expensive Intel Atom powered tablets on the market. And that $799 price doesn’t even include the keyboard dock. You’ll have to pay nearly $200 more to get the docking station.
Asus says you should be able to get more than 10 hours of battery life from the tablet alone, and around 19 hours with the tablet and keyboard together.
The tablet features WiFi, Bluetooth, an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front-facing camera.
Since the VivoTab TF810C has an x86 processor and runs the full Windows 8 operating system, it can handle most Windows apps including software written for Windows 7 and earlier. That’s something you can’t do on this tablet’s little brother, the $599 Asus VivoTab RT which has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 ARM-based processor and runs Windows RT.
But it’s still kind of tough to get over the $799 starting price, especially since soon you’ll be able to up a Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with an active digitizer, Windows 8, 2GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage for $649.