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
  • Ed

    ang mura nito ah…

  • paul_ph

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

  • simplynice93

    Full review naman sir! 😀

  • JMBalicano

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

  • Enya

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

    • Eason

      It has an Micro SD Card Slot :)

  • lemonheads

    Available na ba locally? :)

  • francislee


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

    • Calvin

      meron pero hindi ata kasama sa purchase. separate buy sya.

      • tdy

        any update regarding the price of the keyboard dock and the availability?

        Thanks! :)

  • Jeb’87

    Quad-core WP8 tablet dapat.