Asus Vivo Tab RT: First Windows 8 tablet coming to UK networks!
The much anticipated Microsoft Surface tablet launches on Friday alongside Windows 8, but it’s not the only tablet running the new look Windows. The Asus Vivo Tab RT is coming to the UK very soon, and today the Taiwanese tech giant revealed that it’ll be available through Uk mobile networks too. Has the iPad just got a 3G rival?
The Asus Vivo Tab RT doesn’t break the design mould too much: it’s a 10.1-inch metal tablet that’s just 8.3mm thick, with a speedy quad-core processor and a hearty 64GB of storage space and eight megapixel camera. It runs Windows RT, the pared down version of Windows 8 designed for tablets, which is speedy but only lets you download apps from Microsoft’s digital store – much like how the iPad only connects to the iTunes App Store. Unlike Apple’s bad boy however, it comes with an optional keyboard dock, so you can turn it into a full fledged laptop.
Asus first revealed the Asus Vivo Tab RT to the world a few months ago, but this is the first time we’ve heard details about a UK launch. Asus says it’ll be going on sale here before Christmas, and while it’s not talking price just yet, it has revealed that a 3G-connected version will go on sale through both Three and Vodafone.
That gives the iPad and its data connected models a new rival – most tablets only include Wi-Fi for internet connectivity. But what the Asus Vivo Tab RT doesn’t have however is 4G, for turbo download speeds on the go – and the new iPad fourth generation and iPad mini do. Is that a dealbreaker for you? Let us know in the comments below.