ASUS Vivotab TF600T in Test

ASUS follows the same recipe with Transformer-plates when they make their first tablet with Windows RT, but feels much higher.

Asus has become a major player in the market for tablets with Android, both with the Google samarbetet Nexus 7 but also on their own with their Transformer-plates. For the later product series name from the ability to dock the tablet in a doll that acts both keyboard and mouse as a spare battery to the plate.

Now is the turn of Windows RT, which may benefit from the same type of form factor as the previous Transformer-plates.

Vivotab feels a bit like a cross between the Asus is more expensive and less expensive tiles in terms of design. Just over half the back consists of brushed metal, while the upper part is in the ribbed plastic. The plastic sits there not to interfere with the signals from the GPS and wifi-antenna, but the ridged surface also provides a better grip. In addition to the two large holes along the lower long page has Asus kept exceptionally clean edges and without too many buttons and inputs. It makes the lack of a proper USB port directly into the plate, like Samsung’s Ativ Tab can boast, as in this context seems like it is missing.

The front is pitch black with a Windows key of touchmodell, giving Vivotab a pretty stylish outer overall construction quality is horse lengths better than Samsung’s counterpart.

The keyboard dock means something of a boost for Asus. The whole design is quite stable and the shell around the keyboard is in brushed metal, which is really neat. Both keyboard and mouse trackpad also feels a bit updated, and somewhat more stable than previous versions. Mouse pad also has touch support with multiple fingers, so you don’t have to up and touch the screen too often when navigating around. The doll also offers a full-sized USB output, even if it feels like the two ports had not been too bad to compensate for the absence of similar ports on the plate.

A small advantage is that the plate is also available with 3 g connectivity or 4 g built in.

Like Samsung have Asus not made too much mischief with Windows RT in order for it to be truly unique, but the accompanying apps will give at least a little added value. First and foremost is the Asus Web storage private cloud solution, which gives the user the entire 32 gigabytes of storage free for a period of three years. It can be compared to Skydrive, which the user may have to settle for seven gigabytes. The downside is that the Webstorage app doesn’t seem quite compatible with Windows RT. Skydrive are deeply integrated in the system and the idea is that even other apps should be able to be integrated in the same way to easily access and share files, but such a solution is missing completely in the current version of the Webstorage.

Another app that kept up with from Androidplattorna is the Supernote, which is a reasonably sensible app for notes that both can handle text and written material. What you write can then sync with Skydrive and similar apps.

In performance tests beats the Vivotab Samsung Ativ Tab in all tests, albeit only by a hair’s breadth. In common usage it floats on as expected by Windows RT, but with a lot of frustrating delays when the system will sync and connect to the net when apps starts up. It’s hardly Asus errors, but still a disturbing moment when using the plate.

In the same way that Windows RT suffers plate cannot run standard Windows applications, but only newer ones from the Windows Store.Where it will take a while before apps and programs exist to a greater extent, which allows the use feels pretty limited.

If it is a tablet with Windows RT you’re after Vivotab seems like a slightly better choice is Samsung Ativ tab. partly build quality, but also because of the included apps that feels far more useful and beneficial, although they would need to be updated and integrated more into the system. Also, if you have plans to take pictures with the Tablet becomes Vivotab more a little better choice then the camera at eight megapixels generates generally better images with more natural colors and better sharpness than the Samsung.

However, if you are standing and velar between Windows and some form of Windows 8 machine, however, it may be worth mentioning that Vivotab quickly goes up in price if you buy it with the keyboard and any 3 g reception. A Vivotab with 3 g and keyboard lands at about 8 600 kronor, which is what you can get some touchscreen equipped laptop (Asus own budget model with a touch screen and Windows 8 lands on 5 000 SEK). A Windows computer are generally larger and heavier of course, but at the same time, you get a better experience in the older Windows interface and support for all older apps you use on your computer today.

With Windows 8 Windows RT, looks and works so as it feels difficult to wholeheartedly recommend RT-slabs in the more expensive class when they significantly more competent choices is at more or less the same price tag of slightly larger packaging.

On the other hand: David Boda

Manufacturers don’t learn. I love to use the keyboard to the plate. But to the hinge mechanism to lift up the back of the structure over the rubber feet to prevent it from slipping around is so stupid. On an ordinary table glides away like a penguin on a isrutschkana. It is exactly the same design stupidity that I complained

 

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