The arrival of the Asus VivoTab RT marks the coming of yet another Windows-based tablet that is now being offered by AT&T in the US. While its original price is tagged at $699.99, this device is being offered by the carrier at $599.99, with the $100 being a special holiday treat for those purchasing tablets with a two-year allegiance to its network.
This slate holds a 10.1-inch touchscreen which renders visuals in resolutions of 1366 x 768p at 155 ppi. Its rear-facing camera is of 8MP capacity, and comes with an LED flash and 8X zoom. A 6760mAh lithium ion battery makes its way into the hardware, offering up to 8 hours of in-use time and a maximum of 10 days of standby time.
The Asus VivoTab RT is being dished out now by AT&T in 32GB capacity. However, it houses on it a microSDHC slot which takes the limit of its expandable storage till up to 64GB. None other than the Nvidia Tegra 3 processor keeps this slab going, with its operations clocked at a maximum of 1.3GHz. As far at its dimensions are concerned, the device measures in at 10.33” x 6.73” x 0.33.” And it tips the scales at 18.87 ounces.
This DLNA-equipped tablet also kicks in support for Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC. While it’s compatible with AT&T’s wide 4G LTE network, users also have the option of taking advantage of its Wi-Fi connectivity. Apart from 2GB of RAM, it also carries on it a G-sensor, a light sensor, a gyroscope and an e-compass. A 3.5mm audio jack and a mini HDMI port are present as well.
This device is the first in a series of such slates planned by the Taiwan-based company. The unreleased Windows 8-equipped VivoTab and its Smart version are still to be granted their respective launch dates. The advanced features and high definition screens of all three slabs will be accompanied by 3 years’ worth of subscriptions to Asus’ WebStorage technology. And since they’ve all been built for Microsoft’s latest OS, they also come with keyboards.
Those in the US interested in purchasing the Asus VivoTab RT can do so now by logging on to the AT&T website or visiting the carrier’s retail outlets.