Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 was launched today for just under $500.
The Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 is one of the few new Windows 8 tablets, and what you get in addition here is a keyboard and touch pad that works well too.
It’s a good tablet in itself in that it has few flaws, but there are some. The least annoying of which is the screen which could have more NITS to it, or in other words, it could be brighter.
The other but more important issue is the Intel Atom Z2760 processor. As a 1.8GHz dual core processor it’s neither kind to the battery nor powerful for typical Windows 8 tasks, so this is an area where I wish Asus had gone for a more powerful quad-core processor instead. Quad-core processors will dominate Windows 8 tablets in 2013 anyway, so Asus should be ahead of the game. So this is something to consider if you’re thinking about buying this tablet.
Most of the other main specs are good, but then they have to be as well in order to meet the Windows 8 standards set by Microsoft, though the 10.1-inch display have a mere 1366 x 768 resolution, so that won’t become the envy of high-end Android tablet owners any time soon.
Otherwise it has 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options, b/g/n 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera, and even NFC.
The battery lasts up to a maximum of nine and a half hours, while the weight is 580 gram for the tablet.