Asus VivoTab RT review
10.1 in 1,366x768 display, 525g, 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3, 2.00GB RAM, 64GB disk, Windows RT
Windows RT will be a familiar experience for anyone who's used Windows 8, but we struggled with it because we couldn't install many of the applications we take for granted, and you're limited to downloading applications through the Windows Store. Conveniently, it comes with Office 2013 RT, which lets you create word documents, spreadsheets and presentations with Microsoft's fantastic Office applications.
We’ve reviewed the £540 64GB version of the VivoTab. Add the keyboard dock and you'll have spent over £650, which is over £100 more than an equivalent Microsoft Surface. You can pick up a 32GB model and add a 32GB MicroSD card to save yourself some of the initial cost, but even at this price, we feel the hardware has some build quality concerns and that Windows RT is far from ready to replace your existing laptop or tablet. The uncomfortably compact keyboard makes typing a challenge for long periods of time and there’s presently a lack of good software. Microsoft's Surface might be thicker and heavier, but its keyboard covers are far easier to type on and its build quality is far superior. If you're determined to buy a Windows RT device, we think you should opt for that instead of the VivoTab RT.