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[engadget] ASUS VivoTab RT tablet arrives October 26th, starting at $599 for the 32GB model; keyboard dock included

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If this is your first introduction to the VivoTab RT, here's a quick recap: it basically offers everything people loved about ASUS' Android-based Transformer tablets, except it runs Windows RT instead. Like the Infinity and other recent ASUS tablets, it has a 600-nit Super IPS+ display, offering 178 viewing angles and Gorilla Glass protection. Other specs include a quad-core Tegra 3 chip (the new T30, to be exact), 2GB of RAM, NFC and an 8-megapixel rear camera with an auto-focusing f/2.2 lens. Then there's that keyboard dock, which has a USB 2.0 port and built-in battery rated for seven hours. (The tablet itself is said to last up to nine hours.) Finally, of course, as a Windows RT device it comes loaded with all of the same stock applications you'll find in full Windows 8 (Mail, IE 10, etc.), along with Office 2013 Home & Student. The main difference: you won't be able to install legacy Windows programs.
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available on October 26th, starting at $599 for the 32GB model, keyboard included. Alternatively, you can buy the 64GB tablet and docking station for $699

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Lol i'll keep my infinity pad. Im willing to sacrifice an extra gb of ram for 2x the pixels and good old jelly bean.
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What's with all these Win 8 tabs coming out with terrible screen resolutions? I thought we were finally moving forward in screen res, not backwards.
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Not being able to install legacy programs always sucks; at least the new interface is at home on a computer like this, not a desktop with a keyboard and mouse. At least in my opinion.

At least it's only $100 to double storage and add a docking station, that's a good deal in itself thumb.gif
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So I played with one of these in BB today. I am currently an iPad2 tab user. Unless I'm traveling my laptop does not even get turned on, and even then it's mostly for Hulu since the Hulu app will not display current tv episodes even if your a plus member.

I was very pleased to find that this little tab had no problem playing the full Hulu website right from the built in windows 8 rt browser. Going to research some more but it looks like Microsoft has pulled me from my iPad. Still using an iPhone5 for coms but would not mind knowing if the windows8 phones have the same capability or do they force app use?
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