ASUS Malaysia: VivoTab™ Smart Tablet (ME400C) for Full Windows 8 Experience


(dark diamond blue with simplistic design back panel, just a logo, 8mp camera lens and LED flash)

Another product that launched by Asus Malaysia on 22nd Jan is the VivoTab™ Smart Tablet Wi-Fi version (ME400C) with Microsoft Windows 8 as operating system. Different from VivoTab & VivoTab RT, the VivoTab Smart features a multi-colored thin body design and protective Transleeve Keyboard that will compete directly with other tablets as Microsoft Surface RT and Samsung Ativ Tab.


(ceramic white color looks just amazing, accecptable build quality that doesn’t feel flimsy)

The one big advantage of VivoTab Smart is it provides full compatibility with existing Windows software and hardware, thanks to complete compatibility with both Windows 8 Store and Desktop apps, along with plug and play support for a wide range of existing peripherals (printers).

The VivoTab™ Smart Tablet (ME400C) will be available from Week 5 of January 2013 at authorized ASUS resellers with the price of RM 1,799 for ME400C (Wi-Fi) and RM 2,099 for ME400CL (Wi-Fi + 3G LTE).


(finger marks all over the bright high definition front screen)

Specs:

i) VivoTab™ Smart Wi-Fi (ME400C

  • Display: 10.1“ IPS capactive multi-touch HD ( 1366×768 ) LED Backlit 178° view angle IPS with Soda Lime Glass
  • Processor: Intel® Atom™ Z2760 dual-core @1.8GHz
  • Main Camera: 8-megapixel f/2.2 Auto-focus 5-element lens 1080p with LED flash,
  • Front Camera: 2-megapixel with LED indicator
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Storage: 64GB onboard, Free 32GB ASUS WebStorage for 3 Years
  • Size: 265.5 x 171 x 9.7mm
  • Weight: 580g
  • Audio: Dual Speaker with SonicMaster audio technology
  • Connectivity: NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, audio Jack, Micro HDMI, Micro USB, Micro SD Card Reader
  • Battery: up to 9.5 hours
  • Colors: Ceramic white, Dark diamond blue, Poppy Red (late February)
  • Price: RM 1,799
  • ii) VivoTab™ Smart Wi-Fi + LTE (ME400CL) 

  • Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n + LTE
  • Battery: up to 8.5 hours
  • Price: RM 2,099 on February
  • others are same as ME400C above
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    (Transboard, the wireless bluetooth keyboard, Transleeve will be available in near future)

    About TranSleeve Keyboard

    To enjoy full Windows 8 experience, an optional accesorry you will need to add-on VivoTab Smart is TranSleeve Keyboard. The term “TranSleeve Keyboard” actually consist of two different things,

    i) “Transleeve”, serves as joint to Transboard, protection cover for keyboard and tablet, and as a stand, 4 colors available
    ii) “Transboard”, wireless bluetooth keyboard with touchpad, 2 colors available as image above


    (slide for Transleeve and Transboard, cropped from my phone’s pic)

    Transleeve (cover) will help to combine Transboard (keyboard) with VivoTab Smart by a magnetised metal hinge, when you want to do typing, cover need to be folds up to support Tab as a stand. While not in use, keyboard and tab can be fold together with cover, additional magnets will help to keep the keyboard in place in the cover.

    For more detail info and pictures about Transleeve Keyboard, refer to “trustedreviews.com“. As mentioned in the event, ASUS TranSleeve Keyboad will be sold separately from the Tab as accessory.

    Photos from the event

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