Windows 8 slates get affordable with Asus VivoTab
But the keyboard dock is a pricey extra
The official Asus VivoTab release date and price has been confirmed by the Taiwanese manufacturer, and it's good news for those looking for a slightly more affordable Windows 8 tablet.
Touching down in stores on Janaury 31, you'll need to part with £399 to get your hands on the VivoTab, which sports a 10.1-inch HD LED display, 1.8GHz dual-core Intel processor, 2GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and 8MP rear camera.
Like Microsoft's Surface Pro, the Asus VivoTab runs the full blown Windows 8 OS instead of the reduced RT version found on the Surface and Samsung Ativ Tab.
No bundles here
As with the Surface and Surface Pro, Asus offers a keyboard cover to attach to the VivoTab which makes typing a whole lot easier and allows you to use the tablet as more of a laptop - a real advantage for business users.
Sadly the keyboard doesn't come bundled with the Asus VivoTab, and will put you back an additional £90 if you do decide to pick one up.
That's a steep price tag, although still cheaper than the Surface Pro, which is set to come in at around £200 more expensive (albeit with a slightly fancier spec sheet).