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A Stable and Affordable Windows 8 Tablet,
This review is from: ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C-C1-BK 10.1-Inch 64GB Tablet (Black) (Personal Computers)
Weight (580 Grams)
Full windows 8
64 Gb emmc
Speaker volume could have been higher, but its still acceptable based on the compact form factor.
Full USB port would have been better but not a deal breaker
I initially got an Acer Iconia W510 and was fed up of the constant crashing/driver issues with the device and returned it.
1. Build Quality
Checked this tab in while surfing for windows 8 tablets and i liked its build quality and features that are mentioned in pro's list here (Acer tablet had a lot of flex on the back plastic cover). As expected the tab feels really sturdy with no signs of flex no matter how you hold it.
2. Battery Life
The battery life of tablet is great, i can go through full day (approx. 9 hrs of usage) without any problems.My use involves web surfing, videos, music, games etc (I use this for entertainment mostly)
Intel Atom serves for most needs, dont expect Heavy lifting programs like adobe photoshop to run very smooth but other than that for daily needs it works well even while multi tasking. I ususally have multiple apps open and switch between them constantly, the experience goes without a hitch. You can have multiple browsers/tabs open and it would work great, the 2GB RAM complements well with the atom processor and does not show any signs of slowdown in day to day use of Office, Videos, Music, Web Browsing, reading, Games from Windows store etc and also since this is intel powered, you get all the goodies of pugins to browser in desktop mode.
The first thing you should do when getting this tablet is update it, Asus Live is a good client to get updates related to drivers and you would see many windows updates which are very critical stabilty and power updates, these updates also include updates to make the microsoft store work better. Once you get up to date, there are no stability/driver issues and the tablet works well, Ive been using this for around a week and i did not see any crash or any driver issue. Its very stable and works really well.
Hope this review was helpful for people thinking of purchasing this tablet. I definitely recommend this product.
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Initial post: Feb 4, 2013 6:06:11 AM PST
How is the video play back? watching NetFlix? any lag/jumpness?
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2013 5:15:42 PM PST
No lag or jumpness in video playback, plays HD (1080p/720p) videos without a hitch.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2013 5:16:05 PM PST
Netflix works very well too.
Posted on Feb 5, 2013 5:04:19 AM PST
Cool thanks... also, I would asume without a keyboard, if you select a area where you need to type, does it pop up the virtual qwerty keyboard like android phones do?
and did you buy/install a external memeory card yet? I seen a 32gb sandisk SDHC and a 64gb SDXC wasn't sure if it support the XC or not... thanks.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 5, 2013 1:32:54 PM PST
In the new windows 8 apps if you click an area to type it will pop up the keyboard, when you are in desktop mode you can select the area to type and there is a keyboard icon on taskbar by default hit it and keyboard pops up, its an extra step but becomes fairly intutive once you start using the tablet.
I read at some posts that it supports SDXC but havent tried with 64gb cards, i only required a 32 Gig sdhc card for my needs so cant comment for sure if it supports SDXC too. Thanks.
Posted on Feb 8, 2013 2:12:40 PM PST
Thanks for the review. I was wondering if you have played any of the more graphic intensive games from the store like Hydro Thunder or Reckless Racing? They run well on my Surface RT but I am considering selling it to get this but I don't want to sacrifice playing Xbox live games.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2013 2:22:29 PM PST
Hydro thunder and reckless racing works well, also you can take it for granted that if it works on Surface RT it will work on this one too :)
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