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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. The announcement of the Acer Aspire R7 was the best example of the company's assertion that it was moving from computers designed with touch to computers designed for touch. But if having a fancy, even unprecedented...

May 19th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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More Info ASUS outs VivoTab Smart with Type Cover-esque keyboard cover ASUS VivoTab Smart hands-on (video) ASUS Vivo Tab Smart comes to the UK as the ME400, priced at £399 We've been rather busy cranking out reviews lately, and we've got all the usual PC makers to thank. Simi...

February 20th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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You know how ASUS started with one Transformer tablet and then quickly grew that line to, like, half a dozen models? Yeah, well, the company's about to do the same thing for Windows 8 slates. The outfit already announced the VivoTab and VivoTab RT, and now it's about to start selling the VivoTab S...

January 7th 2013 at 11:45pm 0 Comments
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ASUS' Atom-based VivoTab has largely stayed on the sidelines while the VivoTab RT takes the limelight. The FCC may have just hinted that it's time for the non-RT model to shine with a filing showing what could be a North America-specific variant. The absence of RT labeling across the descriptions...

January 7th 2013 at 6:01pm 0 Comments
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Windows 8 tablets have had their specs bandied about for months, but their prices have continued to remain off the radar. Now, however, a purported ASUS holiday roadmap sent to ZDNet may give us a glimpse as to how badly bank accounts could be affected this fall. According to the slide, the ASUS V...

September 17th 2012 at 7:41pm 0 Comments
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It looks like IFA will be where many Windows 8 devices shown back at Computex get (more) official. Exhibit A is ASUS, which today pulled the curtains on the Vivo Tab and the Vivo Tab RT, previously known as the ASUS Tablet 810 and the ASUS Tablet 600, respectively. There's still no pricing info av...

August 29th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments