Asus VivoTab Smart, your tablet-only Windows 8 device

In the past couple of weeks we’ve seen a lot of touch-enabled Windows 8 devices ranging from notebooks, tablet/notebook hybrids to all-in-one PCs. But how about for people who only wants a tablet-only solution? Enter the Asus VivoTab Smart ME400, a Windows 8 tablet, nothing more nothing less.

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It was Microsoft who first introduced a Windows 8 tablet in the form of the Surface, but unfortunately, it won’t be available locally. Asus came to the rescue with their VivoTab Smart ME400 which comes with Windows 8 Pro, not the RT version.

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The Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 is a 10.1-inch tablet with a 1366 x 768 resolution on a multi-touch screen. It is powered by an Intel Atom Z2760 SoC which is inferior than the Surface’s Intel Core i5 processor but still a decent low-power dual-core solution for tablets. It comes with 2GB RAM, 64GB storage and has an 8 megapixel f2.2 lens at the back.

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This slate is bundled with a magnetic Transleeve cover ala Apple’s Smart Cover that can be folded in many ways for a multi-purpose design. There’s also an optional Bluetooth keyboard cover accessory that functions similarly to the Surface’s Touch Cover.

Overall, the Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 is a sleek-looking, acceptably thin and lightweight tablet which gives you the full benefit of a Windows 8 OS for the price of Php25,995.

Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 Specs:
10.1-inch IPS multi-touch display, 1366 x 768 resolution
Intel Atom Z2760 dual-core 1.8GHz
PowerVR SGX 545 GPU (533MHz)
64GB internal storage, +32GB Asus WebStorage for 3 years
8 megapixel f2.2 lens rear camera with flash
1080p video recording
2 megapixel front camera with LED indicator
802.11 b/g/n WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
G-Sensor, Light Sensor, Gyroscope, E-compass, NFC
25Wh Li-polymer battery, 8 hours
265.5 x 171 x 9.7mm
SRP: Php25,995


  1. ang mura nito ah…

  2. paul_ph /

    just saw the MS Surface tablet “surfaced” at Villman website

  3. simplynice93 /

    Full review naman sir! :D

  4. Hope they don’t have the same problems as the touch cover of the Surface.

  5. Kung me microsd port lang sana eto, I’d prefer getting this over Samsung’s plasticky Ativ Smart PC which is 10k more expensive.

  6. lemonheads /

    Available na ba locally? :)

  7. francislee /


    Meron ba tong case with keyboard same with surface? If no, are there third party products for it?

  8. Quad-core WP8 tablet dapat.

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