Best in class it’s not, but for some, 7. We’d also hope that ASUS squeezes out a little more runtime on the next-gen model, especially since the keyboard doesn’t have a built-in battery of its own. Like every other Atom-based tablet, the VivoTab Smart’s Keyboard When the VivoTab Smart was first announced, there were some tech bloggers even some Engadget editors who suggested it came with a Surface-style keyboard. If pen input isn’t a necessity, though, you’ve got a choice to make:

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The tablet features built-in stereo speakers with SonicMaster Audio enhancement, but the volume is quiet, even when turned up to max volume. Brava’s light-powered smart oven is too expensive to make sense. Yes, it’s as small as you’d expect it to be, which means it’s usually a better idea bluehooth left click with a tap instead of trying to squeeze your thumb and index finger on there.

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No adapters are bluetotoh to convert those micro ports to full-size, so vivoatb may need to find a few adapters on your own. Yes, that thin TranSleeve cover snaps on in a manner similar to a Type Coverbut there are no keys attached there. Basically, then, the camera might feel a bit slow, but if these samples are any indication, it’s not actually that hard to end up with a pristine shot. Windows 8 People Connect all your social media accounts, with the main contact list view featuring larger tiles for your favorite contacts.

Audio quality on the VivoTab Smart feels like a bit of an afterthought, mostly because the single speaker doesn’t get very loud, and is located on the backside where the sound is at risk of getting muffled. No surprises here, but the VivoTab Smart comes with one year of warranty coverage. All told, it stands up quite well to scratches and fingerprints and generally works as promised, at least as far as protecting the tablet goes.


Microsoft recommends using its cloud storage service SkyDrive with Windows 8, so that gives you 7GB of free storage straight away. Brian Westover is an Analyst for the Hardware Team, reviewing laptops, desktops, and storage devices.

You may unsubscribe from the newsletters at any time. When the VivoTab Smart was first announced, there were some tech bloggers even some Engadget editors who suggested it came with a Surface-style keyboard. If anything, it was the volume that took a hit. The lightweight tablet has a polycarbonate plastic chassis, available in black, white, or red. Folks who want pen input are better off splurging on the ThinkPad, as that’s one feature you’re not going to get here.

All told, it’s a much less cramped — less netbook-ish — experience than what you’ll get on the Iconia W Please refer specification pages for full details. We’ll just spoil the punch line right here: But, it handles tracking pretty well, and even supports Windows 8 gestures, which isn’t true of every keyboard we’ve tested.

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In fact, if spectacular endurance is what you’re looking for, you might want to take a look at the Acer Iconia W, but even then we’ll warn you that it has a cramped keyboard and less built-in storage for the same price. It’s thin, at 9. However, a sizeable amount of the flash storage is taken up by Windows itself, so don’t expect miracles in the amount of things you can store — there’s around 35GB still available, but once you install apps, this will quickly be taken up.


And it generally does. You might be used to seeing a little variation in specs when we review smartphones, but low-powered Windows tablets are a different beast.

Even in low-light conditions a dimly lit lobby, for instance the main 8MP camera focuses quickly and accurately.

The Transboard, however, is a Bluetooth keyboard, complete with a rechargeable battery. Look and feel The VivoTab Smart might be one of the most inexpensive Windows 8 tablets on the market, but it also happens to be one of the best-made. Like Apple’s offering, the TranSleeve attaches not through a physical latch, but through magnets, which hook onto the bottom edge of the tablet. gluetooth

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You see, the cover has indentations in the spots where you’re supposed to fold it; not unlike a paper map with crease lines. By way of some magnet-enhanced origami, the cover folds to serve as a tablet stand, letting you prop up the VivoTab Smart on any regular table top or flat surface.

You get an 8MP rear camera with flash, autofocus, five-element lens and p Full HD video recording.

So what does this mean in terms of everyday use? We can’t say we’d blame you if you chose the latter.