ASUS may have confused some of us with its similar-sounding Windows hardware range and it's showing no signs of stopping. It just announced that the Vivo Tab Smart (now the Vivo Tab ME400 to UK readers) will arrive in the British Isles on January 31st, priced at £399. The 10-inch tablet will be running the full Windows 8 experience on a dual-core 1.8GHz Atom processor, with the rest of the specs also tallying with the US-bound iteration we got to play with earlier this month. It'll be available from both Argos and Carphone Warehouse and although there's no word yet on pricing for the optional (and slightly familiar) cover-stand yet, we'll update you when we hear more.
Update: ASUS has been in touch, pricing up the cover at £39.99, while the cover with keyboard will ring in at £89.99.
source: Asus via engadget
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ASUS Launches VivoTab™ ME400 Tablet with Intel® Atom™ Processor
for Full Windows 8 Experience
Affordably priced 10.1-inch tablet with TranSleeve Keyboard provides full compatibility with existing Windows software and hardware
London, United Kingdom, (22 January, 2012) - ASUS today launched the VivoTab™ ME400 tablet with 10.1-inch HD display and full Windows 8 experience, all at an affordable price. The ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 is perfect for work and play, at home or on the move. Thin and light, ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 features an Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor for full compatibility with new and existing Windows 8 software, and an optional TranSleeve Keyboard that magnetically combines screen protection with a wireless keyboard for enhanced productivity.
Perfect for productivity, ideal for entertainment
Just 9.7mm thin and 580g light, ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 has a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display with a crisp 1366 x 768 HD resolution. IPS display technology delivers 178-degree wide viewing angles and ensures clear and bright images, even when seen from the side. VivoTab™ ME400 also features 5-point multi-touch for fluid fingertip control with Windows 8. The TranSleeve Keyboard is an innovative accessory that is a cover, keyboard, and stand all rolled into one. It not only aids in the typing experience, but protects the tablet as well.
With its Intel® Atom™ Z2760 dual-core processor, the ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 delivers fast and responsive performance, while still providing up to 9.5 hours battery life on a single charge. The ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 gives complete peace of mind to users too, thanks to complete compatibility with both Windows 8 Store and Desktop apps, along with plug and play support for a wide range of existing peripherals.
The ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 features high-quality cameras front and rear. The 8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus, five-element lens and 1080p Full HD video recording captures precious moments with crystal clarity, while the front 2-megapixel camera is perfect for face-to-face video chat. The ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 also features renowned ASUS SonicMaster audio technology for incredible sound quality for all kinds of listening material from its built-in stereo speakers.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 comes in ceramic white, diamond blue and poppy red, and is available as of the 31st January 2013 from Argos and CarPhone Warehouse. The ASUS VivoTab™ ME400 has an SRP of £399.
ASUS TranSleeve Keyboard will be sold separately.