Asus showcases Windows 8 Vivo Tablets at IFA 2012

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Asus is showcasing two slick Windows 8 tablets at IFA 2012 in Berlin: the Vivo Tab (x86) and Vivo Tab (ARM) RT.

Both devices feature a dual-purpose design, offering a removable tablet-style display and keyboard dock.

The (x86) Vivo Tab is powered by an Intel Atom processor paired with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of embedded storage. The  mobile dock offers a full QWERTY keyboard, track pad, dual USB ports, and a second battery for extended runtime. The 11.6-inch display renders resolutions up to 1366 x 768 and supports 10-point multitouch.

The Vivo Tab measures 8.7 mm thick and weighs 675 g. It boasts an eight-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, as well as a two-megapixel front camera for video chatting, a Wacom digitizer and a stylus. The tablet is also equipped with integrated NFC technology.

Meanwhile, the (ARM) Vivo Tab RT is 8.3 mm thick and weighs 520 g. It pairs an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The 10.1-inch display is capable of rendering resolutions up to 1366 x 768. Like its x86 counterpart, the RT is also equipped with an integrated NFC chip, along with a QWERTY keyboard mobile dock that features a track pad, USB port and additional battery.

Unfortunately, Asus has yet to announce a price or launch date for either tablet, although we will keep you posted.