Asus has big plans to launch its new tablets with Microsoft Windows 8. The company plans to introduce two Windows 8 tablets and one hybrid tablet with notebook features. ZDNet managed to get hold of Asus’ plans of introducing three Windows 8 products with the expected pricing. At Microsoft’s formal unveiling of Windows 8, Asus plans to announce Vivo Tab RT running Windows RT for $599 (Rs 32,400 approx.) and Vivo Tab running Windows 8, with dock accessories, for $799 (Rs 43,200 approx.).
Asus has big plans to join the Windows 8 tablets segment with two dedicated models. The Asus Vivo Tab RT-TF600T features a 10.1 inch Super IPS+ panel with 178 degree viewing angle. The Windows 8 RT (Windows for ARM) will bring a touch-friendly user interface and will come pre-loaded with MS Office 2013 for ARM tablets. Asus has packed a quad core Nvidia Tegra 3 mobile processor for better performance. This tablet will come with an optional keyboard dock costing $199 (Rs 10,800 approx.) extra, with a built-in battery to provide extended battery life to the tablet.
The Asus Vivo Tab TF810C will feature full blown Windows 8 operating system with all major desktop features and Microsoft Office trial version. This Vivo Tab will feature an 11.6 inch Super IPS+ panel with great viewing angles and an Intel Atom Z2760 mobile processor meant for tablets. This tablet too will come with an optional mobile dock costing $199 (Rs 10,800 approx.).
The slide does not mention the release schedule but we can expect these tablets to be announced before or during Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system launch. Two new Asus Vivo Tab series tablets can be expected by the end of this year.