ASUS VivoTab TF810C: Windows tablet and laptop in one compact package
ASUS does come up with transformers in the form in which they all now produce — with detachable keyboard dock that turns the tablet into a laptop. There is therefore nothing strange in the fact that when you create a tablet based on Windows 8, the designers took advantage of this development.
Front side is made of exactly the same as all the other “touching” devices: display, black frame and glass which they collected. However, the little logo at the bottom of the frame and the increased size you can guess — it’s not quite a tablet. This tablet with Windows 8 operating system.
Most of the back side of the case is covered with metal sheet. However, in the upper part there is a large plastic insert, about a quarter of the height of the housing. Her live antenna — Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. Yes, the VivoTab has NFC, which distinguishes it from most other Wintel tablets.
Keyboard into the dock, VivoTab is exactly the same as in 11-inch laptops, for example, in the Zenbook Prime UX21A and the VivoBook X202E.
On the body tablet no full contact, only microverse: MicroSD and Micro HDMI respectively.
Connector, which in the illustration is designated as a versatile, primarily used to connect docking station and charger.
But that’s not all: included with the tablet comes an adapter that allows you to convert this connector into full USB port. You can connect anything from USB sticks to external hard drive and printer. It looks somewhat cumbersome, but of all the options vpihivaniya connector 6 mm thick in the case of the device with thickness less than 9 mm, this is probably the most successful.
To dock the tablet is attached by two massive snaps.
To retrieve you must use the slider on the right side of the tablet.
On Board the docking station has two USB ports and the same universal connector, which also can be turned into a third USB port with an adapter. Total mode VivoTab netbook has three USB ports.
|ASUS VivoTab TF810C|
|Screen||11.6 inch, 1366×768; safety glass, IPS technology, LED backlight (AU Optronics, model not known)
Supporting 5-finger touch input
Graphics tablet Wacom
|Processor||SoC Intel Atom Z2760: 1.8 GHz; 2×512 KB L2, two cores|
|Graphics controller||Intel GMA 3600, integrated with the processor|
|RAM||2 GB LPDDR2-800 (soldered on the processor case, no expansion slots)|
|Drive||SSD 64 GB|
|Interfaces in tablet||1 x MicroSD (SDHC/SDXC)
1 x Micro HDMI
1 x combo audio Jack (mini-jack 3,5 mm)
1 x universal connector
|Interfaces in the docking station||2 x USB 2.0
1 x universal connector
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n (Broadcom)|
|Sensors||The light sensor
The accelerometer and gyroscope
Sensor magnetic field sensor (Hall effect)
|Sound||Four speakers, microphone|
|Camera||Rear: 8 MP, F/2.2, and LED flash
Front: 2 MP
|Battery||Tablet: 30 W*h (8380 mAh, 3.6 V)
In the dock: 25 WH (3500 mAh, 7.2 V)
Total capacity 55 WH
|Power supply||18 W (5 V, 2 A or 15 V, 1.2 A)|
|Touch panel||Without dedicated buttons, 89×50 mm (dock)|
|Size, mm||Only tablet — 294x189x8,7
Tablet with a docking station — 294x189x21
|Weight||Tablet — 680 g
Tablet with a docking station — 1345 g
|Operating system||In the tested instance — Windows 8 Pro (32 bit)
In retail devices — Windows 8 (32 bit)
ASUS VivoTab belongs to a new generation of ultra-compact Windows-tablets based on Intel Atom processor Z2760. Features of this processor on performance, prosaic: two 32-bit x86 core, clocked at up to 1.8 GHz and equipped with 512 KB of cache second level for each.
However, a far more interesting: it’s not just the processor, and SoC — system on chip. In the crystal, this time embedded in North bridge and graphics core that has become commonplace in the world of x86, but the South bridge.
Moreover, the memory chip is soldered directly on the processor, just as in most advanced ARM systems. Use the maximum memory LPDDR2-800. In short, the hardware tablet the bet is placed on the maximum compactness and extremely long battery life.
Of course, external graphics adapter VivoTab is not provided. Will have to settle for an integrated graphics core GMA 3600, which is one of the core versions of the PowerVR SGX540 of the first iPad, the iPhone or the first Galaxy S.
The tablet supports 5-finger input. Do you need 10-finger — decide for yourself, we the difference is not felt.
In addition to the sensor system that responds to the touch of a finger, the display of ASUS VivoTab is equipped with a built-in graphics tablet Wacom. The kit even has a very solid pen.
The design of the pen and at the same time a good and no. On the one hand, its size and shape are such that the pen is extremely comfortable to hold in hand. On the other hand, exactly for the same reason the tablet is not a case in which the pen can be stored.