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The Asus VivoTab RT is a Windows RT tablet that is able to transform into a laptop with a keyboard dock. The tablet is connected to AT&T's LTE network, which makes the VivoTab RT the first Windows 8 tablet supported by AT&T.

Description

Surface is Microsoft's first tablet, and it's designed around Windows 8. Surface comes in two distinct versions, one model running Windows RT and one running Windows 8 Pro. The Windows 8 Pro model has an Intel processor and runs the full desktop version of the OS. Microsoft is heavily featuring their Touch Cover for Surface, a thin screen cover that doubles as full keyboard. Surface can also accept stylus input.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 16, 2012
  • Price at launch: $599.00

Availability

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 9, 2013
  • Price at launch: $899.00
  • Height: 10.33 inches
  • Width: 6.73 inches
  • Thickness: .33 inches
  • Weight: 1.15 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: None

Hardware

  • Height: 6.81 inches
  • Width: 10.81 inches
  • Thickness: 0.53 inches
  • Weight: 1.99 pounds
  • Color: Black
  • Speakers: Stereo
  • Screen size (diagonal): 11.6 inches
  • Technology: IPS LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1366 px
  • Resolution (Y): 768 px
  • PPI: 135.09
  • Touchscreen type: Capacitive
  • Multitouch: Yes

Display

  • Screen size (diagonal): 10.6 inches
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px
  • PPI: 207.82
  • Touchscreen type: Dual-digitizer
  • Multitouch: Yes
  • Operating system: Windows RT
  • Launch OS version: 8

Software

  • Operating system: Windows 8
  • CPU brand: Nvidia
  • CPU family: Tegra 3
  • Cores: 4

Processor

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • CPU model: Core i5-3317U
  • Clock speed: 1.7 GHz
  • Cores: 2
  • Brand: Nvidia
  • Model: ULP GeForce

GPU

  • Brand: Intel
  • Model: HD Graphics 4000
  • RAM size: 2 GB

Memory

  • RAM size: 4 GB
  • Internal size: 32 GB

Storage

  • Internal size: 64 GB, 128 GB
  • External storage: Yes
  • External storage support: microSD
  • Carriers: AT&T
  • 3G: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • UMTS / HSPA: Yes
  • 4G: Yes
  • LTE: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • NFC: Yes

Connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • Effective pixels: 2 megapixels

Front Camera

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Effective pixels: 8 megapixels
  • Flash: Single LED
  • Focus type: Autofocus

Rear Camera

  • Video resolution: 720p
  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: Proprietary, Micro HDMI, Micro USB

Ports

  • Video out: Yes
  • Headphone: 3.5mm
  • Data connections: USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort
Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer

Sensors

Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass / Magnetometer, Accelerometer
  • Capacity: 6760 mAh
  • Removable: No
  • Quoted use time: 8 hr

Battery

  • Capacity: 42 Wh
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