Recently ASUS revealed its lineup of Windows 8 Ultrabooks and tablets. These new devices feature some interesting innovations. Let’s see what they have to offer the discerning techie:
This Ultrabook is definitely the pick of the lot. It has, believe it or not, not one but TWO screens! One each on either side of the lid of the notebook. Close it and you have a tablet. Open it and wow, you have an Ultrabook! Isn’t that cool? The screens are 11.6 inches full HD and the outward facing screen (for the tablet) is touch capable. Both the screens can be run at the same time, though how much this feature will be of actual help is a little doubtful. The Taichi will run on the i5 or i7 low voltage processor, and have 256 GB storage. Price starts at $ 1600.
This tablet has an 11.6 inch display and is powered by a Z2760 dual core chip. It has 2 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. You can combine it with the keyboard dock and get over 18 hours of battery life with a single charging.
ASUS Transformer Book:
This is more like the Ultrabook version of the famed ASUS Transformer tablets. The design is quite similar to the Zenbook, and it has a detachable screen that can be used as a tablet when needed. It features a powerful core I processor and 256 GB storage, and will be available in 3 sizes: 11.6, 13.3 and 14 inches.
ASUS Zenbook Touch UX31A:
This is designed along the lines of the company’s Zenbook Prime series. What is different here is the touch capable screen. It is 10 point and full HD. The expected starting price is $ 700.
ASUS VivoBook X202 and S400:
These are both laptops with touch screens. The X 202 is 11.6 inches and the S400 is 14 inches. The screens are not full HD, but have a resolution of 1366 X 768 pixels. Supposedly these devices can resume from Sleep mode in just a couple of seconds. They are targeted at a bigger market and so can be run on Intel Pentium or Celeron processors also. If you are undecided still maybe this will help: you get free access to their cloud storage service with free 32 GB storage for 3 years. Starting price is a very affordable $ 500.
Vivo Tab and Tab Smart:
The Tab runs on Windows 8 pro, the more powerful version of Win 8, while the standard version powers Vivo Smart. It features super IPS+ panels and are based on Intel’s Atom platform.
Vivo Tab RT:
This tablet is based on the Windows RT platform and has a keyboard dock that provides increased battery life and enhanced functionality. It is 10.1 inches in size and is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 (quad core) chip. Its 12 core GPU make it ideal for graphics applications, and has 2 GB RAM and 32 GB storage capacity.
This laptop has a 23 inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It has been designed in such a way that you can use it as a desktop and a multi touch tablet. It also enables Wifi wireless streaming.
This is a guest post by Nathan Brown. I am a Windows 8 Tab enthusiast and i know there are definitely so many people like me out there who can not wait to lay their hands on a Windows 8 Tablet/ultrabooks. If you are one of us, share with me your expectations about the ASUS Windows 8 tablets/ultrabooks discussed in this article. Which will be your preference and Why.
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Can i install other OS on Vivo Tab, like Android. Because it is tablet i think Android would be much better
Nwosu Mavtrevor says
I am guessing it wont be easy to try because most tablet’s are completely different architecturally than a PC.Tablets normally have an ARM CPU. All desktop operating systems are designed to run on intels x86 and/or amds x64 architecture, and are completely incompatible with ARM architecture The CPU isn’t your only problem, as the operating system has to have the drivers to all the obscure bits of hardware in the tablet.