ASUS VivoTab TF810C is an easy and practical tablet, well built and offers good performance due to its 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor. Connected to the dock, it transforms into a netbook with range of up to 19 hours. Do not forget the stylus with which you can process through pictures, you can draw and even take notes.
ASUS, one of the largest manufacturers of the portable world, came strong in the tablet market by launching an impressive number of models. It started shy with the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and ended up manufacturing 6 sets of tablets: VivoTab, Nexus, Slate, Transformer Pad, Slider Pad and MeMO Pad.
At the end of this year, the Taiwanese manufacturer focus more on VivoTab series that is only equipped with the new operating system from Microsoft - Windows 8. From the ASUS VivoTab series there are tablets like: ASUS VivoTab (Intel Atom and Windows 8), ASUS VivoTab RT (Tegra 3 and Windows 8) (the simple version, 3G and LTE) ASUS VivoTab Smart (Intel Atom, Windows 8, 10.1 screen inch).
We begin the review from the ASUS VivoTab series with the ASUS VivoTab (TF810C) tablet, the first that comes equipped with Intel Atom and Windows 8. The new operating system has not yet reached one month after the big launch, and the market is forming. Tablets with Windows 8 probably will not enjoy much success at the moment, but ASUS VivoTab (TF810C) tablet really struck me pleasant and does not depend on the number of applications from the Windows Store. With a processor based on the x86 architecture, supports all applications compatible with Intel/AMD and Windows
This is the first and second portable tablet with Windows 8 which we reviewed. I can say that it will take time to get acquainted with this new market, based on the use of the new operating system and performance of the applications. I think in the near future we will waive further analysis of tablets in terms of synthetic tests.
ASUS VivoTab (TF810C) on its exterior
In recent years ASUS greatly increased on the laptop market and has greatly improved the quality and reliability of their products. ASUS VivoTab is no exception and enjoys a solid construction with good quality materials. I have nothing to reproach in this regard.
Despite its size of 294.2 x 188.8 x 8.7 mm, the tablet weighs 675g without docking and about 1.3 Kg - Tab with Dock. The screen of 11.6-inch is not uncomfortable to use, but you don't want to try a larger tablet. From my perspective, I think this would be the maximum size supported on a tablet.
The design is simple, minimalist, with slightly rounded corners. In the from side there is the screen of 11.6-inch, Super IPS+ with ASUS TruVivid technology for better picture clarity and generous viewing angles. The display is very bright - 600 nits - cd/m2, and the colors are nice, warm, without getting your eyes tired. Below the screen is the "winkey" Windows key that switches between the classic and the modern way or send you in the dashboard from any application. It cannot go unnoticed, especially with the new logo for Windows 8 which is white.
The back cover is made of 2 parts: one plate in 75% of the surface, pleasant to the touch and the ASUS logo is engraved, the second is plastic and holds 25%, is found in the upper side. ASUS chose this design to avoid problems with signals from GPS and Wi-Fi.
Regarding ports, ASUS VivoTab comes with 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Mic-in) 1 x micro HDMI 1 x Micro SD Card Reader (SDXC). On the dock are 2 USB 2.0 ports.
Docking for VivoTab
ASUS does not let go of the famous Transformer tablets docks that are popular among buyers. But, from generation to generation, the Taiwanese manufacturer shows improvements. The new mobile docking keyboard has a full QWERTY chiclet type keys and is well defined. The touchpad is large and borrowed from ZenBook series.
In docking is a battery which increases its autonomy to 19 hours - 30Wh (Tab) + 25Wh (dock) Li-polymer battery. The manufacturer states that the test was done by running a 720p video, 100 nits brightness, volume basis with headphones attached, connected to Wi-Fi.
ASUS VivoTab (TF810C) Performance
As I said, ASUS VivoTab comes equipped with Intel Atom processor and it allows running all applications compatible with x86 and Windows.
The 1.8GHz processor does its job well. You cannot run the latest games, but for internet, office and multimedia work is good. You can also use photo editing programs, but do not ask for Photoshop advanced level. The 2 GB of RAM is sufficient for daily activities.
The hardware plus Windows 8 operating system makes a very good. But it is too early to draw conclusions about the new operating system. Still holds many secrets, even for me. I like how it moves, how it is designed and its encouraging interaction. There are times when you do not know if it's better to use the keyboard, touch screen or stylus.
Digital pen detects 1024 levels of pressure, support activities drawing, sketching and taking notes. Also offers a very high level of control in Windows 8, even in desktop mode. You can process the photos, you can write or browse through the operating system using the stylus. Based on Intel Atom x86 processor, it depends on the number of stored applications. You can listen to music, play games and even watch HD or Full HD. Its 8MP camera, located on the back of the tablet takes decent photos and can capture Full HD.
Still no information on availability and price, but we hope to reach us as soon as the store has its offers, we recommend it because it’s a good partner in travel, entertainment and even business.