13.3-Inch Windows Tablet Asus VivoBook 13 Slate With Keyboard And OLED Display On Sale For $357

There’s a sale on the 13.3-inch Windows tablet Asus VivoBook 13 Slate with the Intel Pentium N6000 processor now in June, with the price slashed from $599 to $357:

That’s 40% off, so what’s up with that? Well, it’s mostly clearing out inventory before the new model with the Intel Pentium N200 and Intel Core i3-N300 processors hits the shelves in the US.

But this is the Asus VivoBook 13 Slate (T3300KA-DH21T) model that’s powered by the 3.30 GHz Intel Pentium N6000 processor, with 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage.

What makes a difference though is that it ships with the keyboard included. The other aspect is the large 13.3-inch OLED display with a Full HD resolution.

Asus VivoBook 13 Slate
Asus VivoBook 13 Slate

So it’s a Windows tablet that’s cheaper than the cheapest Surface Go 3, but with a Gorilla Glass protected screen that’s larger than even that of a 13-inch Surface Pro 9.

That could be interesting. In the end the choice is probably about comparative performance. So let’s dig into that.

The Geekbench 6.0 benchmark performance of the Asus VivoBook 13 Slate with the N6000 processor, generally tops out at just over 520 in single-core, and over 1420 in multi-core.

Meanwhile, the Surface Go 3 with its two different processor options, competes with a benchmark score of just over 1000 in single-core and up to 1670 in multi-core scores when powered by the Pentium Gold 6500Y processor with 4GB RAM, and just above 950 in single-core and up to 1630 in multi-core scores when powered by the Intel Core i3-10100Y processor and 8GB RAM.

So there is a definitive power difference between the tablet choices. But a large and wide OLED screen has a lot to offer too, especially on a Windows tablet, if the tasks are more of time consuming kind of editing spreadsheets, creating large PowerPoint presentations, documents with lots of info and images, reading and working with multiple windows open simultaneously, and so on.

– Jim Miller