Posted by: kurtsh | November 12, 2012

INFO: Why not the ASUS VivoTab RT TF600T Tablet?

imageThe other day, I asked myself, “Why would anyone choose the ASUS VivoTab RT TF600T Tablet over a Microsoft Surface for Windows RT?  What, with the VaporMg chassis of Surface, the keyboard technology, the kickstand… why go anywhere else?

It turns out… there’s a LOT of reasons.  Here’s a list of capabilities that the ASUS VivoTab RT comes with for $599:

  • SonicMaster Audio 
    (Surface has basic audio)
  • 2MP front facing camera, 8MP rear facing camera
    (Surface as a sub-1MP front facing camera for both front & rear)
  • 1.19lb Weight
    (Surface is 1.49lbs)
  • KEYBOARD DOCK (INCLUDED):  Firm keyboard included
    (Surface’s keyboard is thin & light, but less rigid for on lap use)
  • KEYBOARD DOCK (INCLUDED):  Extended battery built-in
    (Dock doubles battery life to 16hrs; Surface kybd does not extend battery)
  • KEYBOARD DOCK (INCLUDED):  Extra USB Port
    (Surface keyboard does not provide USB port)

I certainly don’t think it’s as durable as Surface given that I have first hand knowledge of how strong the casing is, however if that’s a trade off you’re willing to make, the Asus may be a good choice for you.


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