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What You Need to Know About ASUS Windows RT Tablets

ASUS is a Taiwanese company that specializes in tablets and other computer systems for the consumer market. Its tablet computers allow you to watch or stream videos, listen to music, capture beautiful photographs, or browse the web from almost anywhere. The internet features require access to a Wi-Fi connection or a cellular network.

What is Windows RT?

Windows RT is a mobile operating system that comes preinstalled on certain tablets and smartphones with a 32-bit ARM architecture. It was primarily designed to take advantage of the power efficiencies of a system-on-chip, or SoC, device. SoC refers to any device that integrates multiple components, including the main processor, the graphics processor, and the Wi-Fi, onto a single chip. This helps reduce the physical size of the mobile device. Windows RT comes with several apps and features, including Windows Store, Office 2013 Home and Student RT, Internet Explorer, a Bitlocker-based encryption system, and access to Xbox Music and Xbox Video. It is compatible with a wide variety of different USB peripherals as well.

Which ASUS tablets use the Windows RT operating system?

The primary ASUS tablet that runs on the Windows RT operating system is the VivoTab RT. This is a hybrid device that incorporates elements from a tablet and a laptop, including a detachable keyboard. With its clamshell design, you can convert it from one mode to another. All versions of the VivoTab RT share a similar set of features, including:

  • A 10.1-inch multi-touch LCD display with a resolution of 1366x768 pixels
  • A 1.3GHz Tegra3 quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM
  • Your choice of either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage space
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity
  • A 2-megapixel front camera and an 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording

The rear camera has a back-illuminated sensor, which improves performance in low lighting conditions, as well as an f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, and a flash system. The tablet's screen is made with a technology called IPS, or in-plane switching. IPS allows you to view the screen from wide angles without a loss of quality. It is also capable of high color accuracy and response times. The screen is made with scratch-resistant Corning Fit Glass.

How many versions of the ASUS VivoTab RT are available?

There are three different versions of the VivoTab RT: the regular version, a 3G version, and an LTE version. The regular VivoTab RT has no cellular capabilities. The VivoTab RT 3G is designed to work with the HSPA Plus (also known as Evolved High Speed Packet Access) standard, which improves the performance of existing 3G networks. The VivoTab RT LTE, as the name implies, is designed to work with the 4G LTE standard. It offers higher data bandwidth levels than previous standards, allowing you to stream or download high-bandwidth video.

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