ASUS Is Ready With Windows 8 Devices, Pre-Order Going On

Yesterday, Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows 8 Pro retail upgrade pack and as well as devices from OEM vendors. Initially, vendors including Acer, Asus, Dell,HP, Samsung and Sony are taking pre-order of Windows 8 devices. Among them, Asus seems to have the most diverse portfolio at this moment. The company is currently opened its Windows 8 portfolio to consumers with the TAICHI 21 dual-screen convertible, the VivoBook X202 touchscreen notebook and the VivoTab Rt (the listing short-lived in newegg.com before being removed for unknown reasons). Check the specifications below.

TAICHI 21

TAICHI 21 Specifications

Model TAICHI 21
Operating System Windows 8
Display
  • Dual 11.6″ IPS Full HD display (1920*1080)
  • 10-finger touch for notebook and tablet functionality
Graphics
  • Intel GMA HD
Processor
  • 3rd Gen Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7GHz)
  • or Intel Core i7-3517U (1.9GHz)
RAM
  • 4GB DDR3
Storage
  • SATA III SSD 128GB or 256GB
Battery 6 cell with up to 5 hour of battery life
VivoBook X202

VivoBook X202 Specifications

Model VivoBook X202
Operating System
  • Windows 8
Display
  • 11.6″ LED Backlight HD (1366X768) capacitive touch panel
  • Multi-touch functionality
Graphics
  • Intel GMA HD
Processor
  • 3rd Gen Intel Core i3-3217U (1.8GHz)
RAM
  • 4GB DDR3
Storage
  • 500GB HDD
Battery 2 cell with up to 5 hour of battery life

Windows RT Tablet

VivoTab RT Specifications

Model VivoTab RT tablet
Operating System
  • Windows 8
Display
  • 10.1-inch 1280 by 800 touchscreen.
Processor
  • NVIDIA Tegra 3
RAM
  • 2GB
Storage
  • 32GB
Memory Card Reader And Supports
  • MicroSD slot
Video Port
  • HDMI

The TAICHI 21 1.7GHz Core i5, 128GB SSD price starts at $1,300 and 1.9GHz Core i7 plus 256GB SSD costs $1,600. The VivoBook X202 touchscreen laptop is priced at $600 for 11.6-inch touchscreen, a 1.8GHz Core i3, 4GB of RAM and 500GB HDD. Both the devices are available for pre-order at ASUS official website. The Asus VivoTab RT tablet will cost $599 for 32GB of storage and 2GB of memory, but pre-order is currently unavailable.

Thanks to: Engadget

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