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Get to know the Asus Vivo Tab RT (pictures)

As the Windows RT version of Asus' Transformer Pad Infinity (an Editors' Choice device), and a direct competitor to Microsoft's Surface RT, expectations for the Vivo Tab RT tablet are high.

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The Vivo Tab RT's big competitors

The Asus Vivo Tab RT has its work cut out for it. Its Android counterpart, the Pad Infinity, was the best Android tablet of its time. And currently, the Tab RT is going head to head with the Microsoft Surface RT. But with its zippy innards and vivid screen, the Tab RT has what it takes to put up a good fight.
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A richly bright screen

The Vivo Tab RT has a Corning Fit Glass 10.1-inch IPS+ touch screen that has a 1,366-by-768-pixel resolution, a 16:9 aspect ratio, and 600 nits of brightness.
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Quad-core power

The tablet runs on Windows RT and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU. With the keyboard, it'll cost $599 for the 32GB version, and $699 for 64GB.
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Unattractive panel strip

The tablet's back panel includes an unflattering wide strip of ridged plastic, presumably to accommodate its GPS' signal.
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Typing it out

Though sturdy with buttons that depress, the device's keyboard component is cramped and uncomfortable to type on.
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A look at the dock

One of the ports on the bottom of the tablet that connects to the keyboard dock.
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8-megapixel camera with flash

The back of the Vivo Tab RT houses an 8-megapixel camera and LED flash.

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