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ASUSVivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (4)

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    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Battery life (9)
  • Wifi (7)
  • Operating system (6)
  • Screen (6)
  • Easy to customize (5)

Cons

  • Difficult to customize (3)
  • Speaker quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Web browsing (9)
  • Email (8)
  • Out-of-office productivity (7)
  • Social networking (7)
  • Entertainment (6)
    • Tablet Size:
    • Just right (10)
    • Tablet Construction:
    • Feels sturdy (8)
    • Usability:
    • Simple enough (9), Simple controls (4)
    • Media:
    • Fast streaming media (5), Easy to use media player (3), Good speaker sound (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business professional (5), Tech savvy (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great for school

I bought this for my 13-year-old son for school to do his classwork on and whatnot. It's great that it's a "locked down" OS, so he can't install random...Read complete review

I bought this for my 13-year-old son for school to do his classwork on and whatnot. It's great that it's a "locked down" OS, so he can't install random programs he finds on the Internet. But with Office 2013, and the various online tools (Google Drive, etc) he's covered for getting stuff done.I was quite skeptical of Windows 8 RT, given the reports of a lack of useful apps. But, with the included Office 2013 and lot of other great apps I'm not sure what they mean by that.The hardware is very slick - the tablet is thin and very light and I love that it has an SD card slot, though I don't think he will ever use it. There is very little flex in either the tablet or the keyboard dock. I'm pressed with how tough it seems. Time will tell if it withstands back and forth to school every day.The screen is very bright and works well indoors and out, but I found the included Windows camera app quite limiting. The one provided by ASUS was much better and he has some fun with the filters.Speakers are so-so, but about as good as other tablets. Headphones are a far better option.With the included keyboard dock it's basically a netbook, but with a touchscreen and 12-hours of battery. He charges his iPhone from the USB port too. The slot for the tablet is very stiff and hard to move when the tablet isn't inserted (like when you first get it out of the box). I was afraid I was going to break it I had to put so much pressure on it to move. But, this is great for when the tablet is attached as it's not wobbly and stays just where you put it. It's not bad to type on as the dock seems heavy enough to not have it flop over but I wish it was a little easier to open when it is closed. As it is you have to get a pretty good grip on it before it opens as the gap between the tablet and keyboard dock isn't very large.All in all, I'm happy with the purchase. He didn't want an iPad (I have no idea why) and instead wanted something that would play Flash games. So, this was the best thing I could find. With the "free" keyboard dock included it was just too good of a deal to pass up. He's happy, so I'm happy.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OntheFence

I use my tablet as a substitute to my larger laptop. I have mixed feelings about Win8. Not happy that Flash Player doesn't work and have considered sending it back because of that....Read complete review

I use my tablet as a substitute to my larger laptop. I have mixed feelings about Win8. Not happy that Flash Player doesn't work and have considered sending it back because of that. The tiles take some getting used to and the text in the Win8 suite is WAY too small! the size of the VivoTab is great. Had the Transformer which was great on battery life and had no problem loading any websites/videos. Battery life on Vivo not nearly as good even attached to keyboard dock. Overall, I would say wait a little while before taking the leap to purchase.

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4.0

A great tablet with windows RT

By Eddie

from WNC

About Me Heavy Duty User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Value
  • Sharp Tones & Colors

Cons

  • No Driver For Hp6p Printe

Best Uses

    Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

    Asus has always built quality products and this tablet is a good example. It seems faster than my wifes tf300t. Win RT takes some getting used to but overall a very polished OS for a tablet.
    I will give it 5 starts when Windows app store has Firefox and Opera browsers.

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    5.0

    Great Tablet!

    By HarleyJohnCA

    from Calimesa, CA

    About Me Heavy Duty User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Doesn't Jam
    • Durable
    • Good Value
    • Professional Weight
    • Sharp Tones & Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color Photos
      • Professional Documents

      Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

      My wife has an Ipad and I didn't want to gwt the same thing. I decided to get the Asus Vivo Tab. I have had Asus motherboards for years and they have always performed well and lasted a long time. The tablet comes with windows 8 rt and MS office. It is lightweight and fast. It takes great pictures and you can see all your tasks with out closing a window. It switches between tasks very easily. I like it better that the Ipab especially with the detachable keyboard!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Satisfied

      By eddyEddy

      from Montreal, CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Battery Life
      • Easy To Customize
      • WiFi

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Camera
        • Email
        • Entertainment
        • Games
        • Out-of-office Productivity
        • Social Networking
        • Web Browsing

        Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

        I bought it primarily to test my windows 8 applications and I am very satisfied. For the price I think it was a steal

        • Tablet Size:
        • Just Right
        • Usability:
        • Intuitive
        • Media:
        • Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound

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        5.0

        Excellent Service - easy transaction

        By Paul

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Business Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • App Availablity
        • Operating System

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Run In House Code

          Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

          We bought a large volume of tablets, 55, and B&H was easily able to handle the volume on short notice. The transaction was short, simple, and as always - in stock. We plan to use B&h as our primary office technology vendor.

          • Tablet Size:
          • Large
          • Tablet Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Easy To Use Media Player

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          3.0

          Nice but not best

          By Z

          from Israel

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Battery Life
          • Keyboard
          • Office 2013

          Cons

          • Apps Selection
          • Difficult To Customize
          • Video No Mkv

          Best Uses

          • Out-of-office Productivity

          Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

          Product is good quality and easy to use once you get used to the Windows RT. When combined with the keyboard it is a bit heavy and feels like a netbook. Responsiveness is ok but not great, and you get the rolling marvels (the new hourglass) often while opening apps. As for the apps - selection is very (very very) limited. No offline navigation app, no good gmail app, no status bar.Advantages - has Office 2013.

          • Tablet Size:
          • Compact
          • Tablet Construction:
          • Feels Sturdy
          • Usability:
          • Simple Enough
          • Media:
          • Very Limited Video Player

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          5.0

          Excellent purchase!

          By golfgeek

          from Summerfield Florida

          About Me Grandparent, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • App Availablity
          • Battery Life
          • Easy To Customize
          • Operating System
          • Screen
          • Web Browsing
          • WiFi

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Camera
            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Games
            • Out-of-office Productivity
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

            This tablet is a loaded with goodies purchase.Great Value for the dollar. Suggest company includes a website for individuals to download the complete user manual if the wish. I haven't used the game selections yet, but I have a lot of choices of free games:); you have to see it to believe it.

            • Tablet Size:
            • Just Right
            • Tablet Construction:
            • Feels Sturdy
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound

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            5.0

            VivoTab TF600 - PERFECT !!

            By positive

            from Nj. 07201

            About Me Business Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Battery Life
            • Easy To Customize
            • Operating System
            • Screen
            • Web Browsing
            • WiFi

            Cons

            • Speaker Quality

            Best Uses

            • Email
            • Entertainment
            • Social Networking
            • Web Browsing

            Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

            This a very nice and powerfull tablet. I use it a lot to surf internet and to watch Youtube. The display is brilliant and battery life great. The only bad thing - my wife is very angry with me as I spend to much time with my tablet

            • Tablet Size:
            • Just Right
            • Tablet Construction:
            • Feels Fragile
            • Usability:
            • Simple Enough
            • Media:
            • Easy To Download Media

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            4.0

            GOOG TABLET

            By DAN

            from CANADA

            About Me Business Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Camera
                • Email
                • Out-of-office Productivity
                • Social Networking
                • Web Browsing

                Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                VERRY SATISFIED OF THIS TABLET. COMES WITH SOFTWARE WORD AND EXCELL AND +++. THE ONLY NEGATIVE IS THAT WE NEED TO BY OTHER SOFTWARE ONLY FROM WINDOWS STORE AND SOME PERSONNEL SOFTWARE CAN NOT BE INSTALLED ON THE TABLET. ALSO POOR SPEEKERS SOUND.

                • Tablet Size:
                • Just Right
                • Usability:
                • Simple Enough
                • Media:
                • Easy To Use Media Player, Fast Streaming Media

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                5.0

                worth e very penny

                By thefarmerswife

                from kansas

                About Me Technically Challenged

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Battery Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                    easy to use, portable

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Compact
                    • Usability:
                    • Simple Enough

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                    4.0

                    It makes me feel a lot more productive

                    By Tamminator

                    from Berkeley, California

                    About Me Student

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Battery Life
                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Operating System
                    • Screen
                    • Web Browsing
                    • WiFi

                    Cons

                    • Button Configuration
                    • Speaker Quality

                    Best Uses

                    • Email

                    Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                    It's so pretty! It's longer than I wanted. I was expecting a shorter length and a wider width, but I've become accustomed to it. It makes sense now with the snap screen.
                    I mainly use it for class notes,and am still looking for useful apps. The first day I used it, it was ridiculously slow and kept on crashing. My wifi reception was really blotchy. But once I updated windows, all my problems seemed to go away. Now it catches wifi much better than my phone. Some apps still take a while to load but oh my goodness everything else is so pretty! The screen brightness and resolution are absolutely noteworthy.

                    I really like the snap function but I wish I could find a way to snap screen half-half instead of 1/3 and 2/3. I'm really pleased with the product. I mean, it could go faster but I bought it knowing it was RT. But I'm crossing my fingers updates in the future will streamline everything more. I much prefer the Windows programs over the ones that came with ASUS. I want more apps to be available on the store, but right now they aren't necessary. They're just going to distract me from school. Also, sometimes the home/start button is unresponsive but it's probably me with my 10 programs running. I need to stop my bad computer habits. I've only used it for about 4 days.

                    By the way, I LOVE the windows and all the Office capabilities. I missed it so much on my other android devices. This is a very solid and sturdy device. I definitely think it's cooler than an ipad. I feel cooler than ipad users in class too, but that may be just be me being a snob.

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Just Right
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Feels Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Intuitive, Simple Enough

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    OntheFence

                    By Tap Tech

                    from New Jersey

                    About Me Business Professional, Tech Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Operating System
                    • Screen
                    • Web Browsing

                    Cons

                    • Battery Life
                    • Lack Of Flash Player

                    Best Uses

                    • Email
                    • Entertainment
                    • Out-of-office Productivity
                    • Web Browsing

                    Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                    I use my tablet as a substitute to my larger laptop. I have mixed feelings about Win8. Not happy that Flash Player doesn't work and have considered sending it back because of that. The tiles take some getting used to and the text in the Win8 suite is WAY too small! the size of the VivoTab is great. Had the Transformer which was great on battery life and had no problem loading any websites/videos. Battery life on Vivo not nearly as good even attached to keyboard dock. Overall, I would say wait a little while before taking the leap to purchase.

                    • Tablet Size:
                    • Just Right
                    • Tablet Construction:
                    • Feels Sturdy
                    • Usability:
                    • Takes Practice
                    • Media:
                    • Games

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                    3.0

                    Hopeful

                    By labtexan

                    from Loudon, TN

                    About Me Grandparent, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Entertainment
                        • Games
                        • Social Networking
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                        We bought this product because we wanted a Windows RT tablet and it was a better deal that the Microsoft tablet, especially with the free keypad attachment.The unit is first class, but the operating system is a little slower than I saw with IPads and Android tablets. There is a boot-up period and sign-in requirement that slows one down a bit. Of course, we knew that Windows RT apps were limited. We have a Windows 8 PC and cell phone, so we wanted the tablet to be better able to talk to each other. Still learning how to do that.

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Usability:
                        • Simple Enough

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good tablet

                        By qbauer

                        from Chicago IL

                        About Me Business Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Battery Life
                        • WiFi

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Customize

                        Best Uses

                        • Email
                        • Games
                        • Out-of-office Productivity
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                        Good light weight tablet. Windows RT needs more time to get the bugs worked out and more apps... But it's worth the sacrifice to have MS Office.

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Usability:
                        • Intuitive

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great for school

                        By Lynchenstein

                        from Victoria, BC, Canada

                        About Me Parent

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • App Availablity
                        • Battery Life
                        • Operating System
                        • Screen
                        • Web Browsing
                        • WiFi

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Customize
                        • Speaker Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Camera
                        • Email
                        • Entertainment
                        • Out-of-office Productivity
                        • Social Networking
                        • Web Browsing

                        Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                        I bought this for my 13-year-old son for school to do his classwork on and whatnot. It's great that it's a "locked down" OS, so he can't install random programs he finds on the Internet. But with Office 2013, and the various online tools (Google Drive, etc) he's covered for getting stuff done.I was quite skeptical of Windows 8 RT, given the reports of a lack of useful apps. But, with the included Office 2013 and lot of other great apps I'm not sure what they mean by that.The hardware is very slick - the tablet is thin and very light and I love that it has an SD card slot, though I don't think he will ever use it. There is very little flex in either the tablet or the keyboard dock. I'm pressed with how tough it seems. Time will tell if it withstands back and forth to school every day.The screen is very bright and works well indoors and out, but I found the included Windows camera app quite limiting. The one provided by ASUS was much better and he has some fun with the filters.Speakers are so-so, but about as good as other tablets. Headphones are a far better option.With the included keyboard dock it's basically a netbook, but with a touchscreen and 12-hours of battery. He charges his iPhone from the USB port too. The slot for the tablet is very stiff and hard to move when the tablet isn't inserted (like when you first get it out of the box). I was afraid I was going to break it I had to put so much pressure on it to move. But, this is great for when the tablet is attached as it's not wobbly and stays just where you put it. It's not bad to type on as the dock seems heavy enough to not have it flop over but I wish it was a little easier to open when it is closed. As it is you have to get a pretty good grip on it before it opens as the gap between the tablet and keyboard dock isn't very large.All in all, I'm happy with the purchase. He didn't want an iPad (I have no idea why) and instead wanted something that would play Flash games. So, this was the best thing I could find. With the "free" keyboard dock included it was just too good of a deal to pass up. He's happy, so I'm happy.

                        • Tablet Size:
                        • Just Right
                        • Tablet Construction:
                        • Feels Sturdy
                        • Usability:
                        • Intuitive, Simple Enough
                        • Media:
                        • Easy To Download Media, Fast Streaming Media, Games

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                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Not the best

                        By Sad Pam

                        from Savannah, GA

                        About Me Parent, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Battery Life
                        • Screen
                        • WiFi

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Social Networking
                          • Web Browsing

                          Comments about ASUS VivoTab TF600 10.1" Tablet with Windows RT:

                          I found this to be a neither a good tablet nor a good pc. Limited apps and the conversion from Office 2003 to Windows Live unsatisfactory. Also, the Office included does not include Outlook. I liked the hardware, but Window 8 RT was too limiting.

                          • Tablet Size:
                          • Just Right
                          • Tablet Construction:
                          • Feels Sturdy
                          • Usability:
                          • Complicated
                          • Media:
                          • Fast Streaming Media, Good Speaker Sound

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