Asus Vivo Tab RT.

I’m pleased to announce the rather magnificent Asus Vivo Tab RT is now available on Three. It’s our first 3G Windows RT tablet and it’s a beauty.

This versatile tablet is the ultimate work and play tool.  It’s wonderfully light and thin, and with an impressive fifteen hrs of battery time when using the keyboard and a large 10.1” display screen, it’s perfect for taking out and about.

It runs on the new touch focused Windows RT platform, and features everything you come to expect from the Windows experience, including Office 2013. I love that you can switch from touch to keys with the keyboard dock.  So when you’re on the move, it’s everything you want and expect from a tablet but when needed, it easily transforms to a more traditional desktop experience, but without all that extra weight.

The homescreen is fully customisable and includes a rather cool picture password lockscreen feature. This basically means the old fashioned password has been dispensed with and instead you tap areas of a picture you have chosen in order to gain access. In addition, interactive wall tiles mean you are free to stamp your own personality on it J

With a powerful 1.3Ghz Quad Core processor, multi tasking is a dream, meaning switching between the Windows RT touchscreen mode and the classic desktop mode is quick and easy – maybe too easy if you’re easily distracted from work by the prospect of continuing your Xbox game!

With such a dynamic tablet it’s easy to see why you’d want the best possible network experience, not to mention the most data you can get your hands on. That’s where we come in, our Ultrafast network, which has already been rolled out to 50% of the UK population and will be with 80% of the population by the end of March, is the perfect partner to this exciting new DC HSDPA enabled tablet.

Get yours now :-)

18 Responses to Asus Vivo Tab RT.
  1. Moderator: Nicki

    @jmc – Hi there, nothing planned as yet but we’ll ensure we keep our Coming Soon page updated if we do. We do have some Android tablets available too within our website.

  2. jmc

    Hi, My mobile broadband contract is finally coming an end. i called customer services and they offered me an upgrade to an Ipad Retina, however, you don’t have any Windows Tablets available anymore.
    Do you know if there are plans to launch any other Windows 8 tablets or has Three decided not to offer any more?

  3. Moderator: Nicki

    @jmc – Hi, yep it’s still available here.

  4. jmc

    I can no longer see this on your website.

    Are Three no longer doing Windows 8 Tablets? My Ipad contract is up for renewal in a couple of months and I was planning to go Windows.

  5. Alex Noble

    It’s a bit misleading to say that Windows RT still has desktop mode, because while it IS technically true, this mode can only be used for Microsoft office.

    You also say that “Windows RT was designed from the ground up for touch screen displays, with it’s live tiles blah blah blah”… But actually it was the entirety of Windows 8 which was designed like this, the difference with the RT version is that it was designed for ARM processors and therefore will only run applications which have been recompiled by the developers to run on ARM.

    Then again, I suppose that’s a bit of a mouthful to give to the non-technically literate in a short video, and equally it’s hard to put the phrase “like normal Windows 8, but more limited” into a video designed to advertise. However I might consider highlighting the improved battery life, lack of noisy fan, the price and the weight as advantages to getting an RT tablet over a Pro model.

  6. Moderator: Johanna

    @Chris Bowser – No plans to at the moment… We’ll blog if this changes though.

  7. Moderator: Johanna

    @Nigel – It’s in the tablet, so you can use it with or without the keyboard.

  8. Chris Bowser

    Are you guys planning on selling the Vivo Tab Smart? Similar retail price to the Vivo Tab RT but with full Windows 8 on an Atom processor

  9. Nigel

    Is the sim card slot in the tablet or keyboard? I mean can you get mobile internet without the keyboard dock attached?

  10. Moderator: Johanna

    @Chris Bowser – Ahh it all makes sense now but not good news I’m afraid. It’s only being sold online, so none of our stores will have it in stock for you to test in advance. Sorry!

  11. Moderator: Johanna

    @Chris Bowser – Thanks for letting us know, we’ll share with the retail team at HO and find out where they are stocked. I’ll get back to you when I hear.

  12. Chris Bowser

    @Ros, Hi Ros it was the Baker Street London branch and the Strand/Charing Cross branch.

    As I got some conflicting information when I tried to order over the phone, I decided I wanted to see the tablet itself before making a buying decision.

  13. Ros

    @Chris Bowser – Hi there. There aren’t any in shops that you can buy and take away with you same day, however, you should be able to order in store, same as you can order online. Would you mind letting me know which stores you visited that were unable to help? We need to feed this back. In the meantime, you might want to try ordering online, it will take the same amount of time as if you ordered in store.

  14. Chris Bowser

    Hi guys do you know when these will be available in 3 shops. I have tried two stores in central london and neither had heard of the Asus Vivo Tab or received any point of sale about it?

  15. Moderator: Nicki

    @Grant – Hi there,

    Have now received some feedback from our device guys. What they’ve advised is that the limitation on Windows RT is that the user cannot install any other applications apart from the Windows App Store. Legacy applications can only be installed if they are present in Windows store.

    All the applications installed from the Apps store will open in metro UI mode but not in desktop mode. Desktop mode is available in the device for File manager activities and Internet Explorer only. All other applications will only use Metro mode.

    Hope this makes sense


  16. Moderator: Nicki

    @Stuart Ward – Hi there, from what I remember we were never selling these directly however we did have a relationship to package our sim cards with them for sale via 3rd party retailers, but not directly for sale via ourselves.

  17. Grant

    I think ur being a little misleading saying that RT comes with desktop mode and not explaing that you can’t use legacy applications.?

  18. Stuart Ward

    You talked about Chromebooks over a year ago, where are they? Nobody wants windows 8.

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