Windows 8 cometh. With it, comes a flood of tablets, laptops and hybrids all vying to showcase the best of what the platform has to offer. Now at IFA, it’s Asus’ turn. The company has unveiled a few noteworthy devices, but king of them has to be the Asus Vivo Tab RT – the first device we’ve seen that’ll truly give Microsoft’s Surface a run for its money.
The Vivo Tab RT is a Windows 8 RT-powered 10.1-inch tab that comes in at a super thin 8.3mm and weighs just 520g. The tablet portion of the device is a mighty fine looking bit of kit in the Asus Transformer tradition.
It’s running off an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM and a sizable 32GB of storage. The GPU is a 12-core monster, which means it’s a pretty solid gaming machine. So far, so good, but then things get interesting.
Snap the tab into its keyboard dock (with a new hinge design), and it becomes a fully-fledged netbook, replete with a gratis version of Office 2013. This’ll super-charge the battery life up to 15 hours and gifts you a USB port.
There’s no word on price or release date yet, but expect the Asus Vivo RT before the end of the year. Is this the best Windows 8 hybrid yet? Let us know below