Asus will be showcasing the Vivo Tab and Vivo Tab RT
tablets along with new Zenbook ultrabooks at IFA in Germany.
The Vivo Tab (x86) and Vivo Tab (ARM) are not very
different than the Tablet 810 and Tablet 600 hybrids we saw
months ago at Computex. Both devices feature a dual-purpose
design, offering a removable tablet-style display and
The (x86) Vivo Tab is powered by an Intel Atom processor
paired with 2 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The mobile
dock offers a full QWERTY keyboard, track pad, dual USB
ports, and a second battery for extended runtime. The model
has a 11.6-inch display, which supports 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, a Wacom digitizer
and a stylus. The tablet is also equipped with integrated
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. It comes with a 10.1-inch display
capable of rendering resolutions up to 1366 x 768. 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.
Asus did not announce a price or launch date for either
Regarding the Zenbooks, Asus will showcase the U500VZ and
the Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch models.
The Zenbook U500VZ is 0.78" thick and fills Intel's SSD
requirement with dual-drive configurations offering either
128GB of flash alongside a 500GB mechanical drive or dual
SSDs with up to 512GB in capacity. It is powered by a
quad-core Ivy Bridge CPU.
The U500VZ also comes with a 15" IPS panel with a 1920x1080
resolution. A discrete GeForce GT 650M GPU is driving the
The second Zenbook looks more like an ultrabook. The
Zenbook Prime UX21A Touch is a 11.6-incher with a 1080p
screen and multitouch support. The ultrabook has no
discrete graphics and graphics are only powered by Ivy's
Asus says the UX21
A's power-saving tech extends battery life by 25% and
allows the system to last up to two weeks on standby.