The Asus VivoTab is an 11.6 inch Windows 8 tablet with an Intel Atom Z2760 Clover Trail processor, a 1366 x 768 pixel display, and a dual digitizer which lets you use your fingers or a digital pen to interact with the tablet.
Asus will soon begin selling the VivoTab for $799 and up. There’s also an optional keyboard dock which adds extra ports, extends the tablet’s battery life, and basically turns the VivoTab into a notebook.
I got a chance to spend a few minutes with the VivoTab this week, and it’s a nice tablet… that feels a bit expensive when compared with the $499 VivoTab Smart.
The two tablets have the same processor, operating system, and screen resolution. This model is just a little bigger, has a Wacom digitizer, and comes with the option to pay even more money for a keyboard dock.
I also find that 11.6 inch tablets like the VivoTab feel a little more awkward to hold than 10.1 inch and smaller tablets. You wouldn’t think there’d be much difference — and in landscape mode, there isn’t. But when you try to hold the VivoTab in portrait mode, it feels enormous and off-balance.
Maybe it just takes a little getting used to… or maybe you just shouldn’t bother trying to use larger tablets in portrait orientation.
The tablet features 2GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, an 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 802.11n WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Asus says you should be able to get about 10.5 hours of battery life when using the tablet alone. That jumps to 19 hours when you add the keyboard dock.