Thursday, 8 November 2012

Cheapest Asus tablet with Jelly Bean coming in Jan

Asus had yesterday launched Vivo Tab RT & a notebook-tablet hybrid 'Taichi', running on Windows RT OS in India.

Asus will make its entry into the affordable tablet segment by launching a 7 inch tablet in India in next two months.

Alex Huang, managing director, system business group, Asus India said to The Mobile Indian, "Asus will launch a sub Rs 15,000 Android Jelly Bean based 7 inch tablet for India in January."

He further added, "Till now we didn't have a tablet catering to the entry level buyers in the country, which is quite a huge market, but with the launch of 7 inch tab in January, Asus will address this issue."

Asus had yesterday launched Vivo Tab RT and a notebook-tablet hybrid, called Taichi, running on Windows RT operating system in India.

Vivo Tab RT has been priced at Rs 61,999 while Taichi has a price tag of Rs 1,39,999. Both the devices will be available in the market from December onwards.

The Asus Vivo Tab RT features a 10.1 inch Super IPS+ panel with 178 degree viewing angle. Asus has packed a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor for ultra fast performance. This tablet also comes with an optional keyboard dock with a built-in battery to provide extended battery life to the tablet but its price is not yet known extra.

Besides, the tablet has 64 GB of storage space, 8 megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash, 2 megapixel front camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and quad-speakers with SonicMaster audio technology.

On the other hand, Asus Taichi comes with Windows 8 operating system along with Intel i7 processor. It actually comes with two sided displays with a keyboard. When the lid is closed, it works like a tablet with its upper display and when opened, it acts like a notebook with its lower display and keyboard.

Both the displays are of 11.6 inch with 10 fingers touch support. This 1.25 kg weighing device has also WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI port, 2 USB port, and one mini VGA port. This tablet of this hybrid device has also a 5 megapixel autofocus camera while the netbook part sports a HD camera.

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