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Asus Vivobook 13 Slate tablet PC in review: OLED goes low budget

The Asus Vivobook 13 Slate brings OLED to the world of Windows tablet PCs. With a starting price of $599, it's affordable, it beats the Samsung Galaxy Book S in terms of performance, and it can easily keep up with the Microsoft Surface Go 2.
Sebastian Jentsch (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain), 🇩🇪

The Vivobook 13 Slate from Asus is a rather heavy Windows tablet that wants to score points with a keyboard sleeve, a detachable kickstand, and especially a Full HD OLED panel. It's aimed at users who would like to get their hands on a Surface Pro 7 or a brand-new Pro 8, but who aren't willing to pay 1,000 Euros (~$1,129) or more.

Asus is only asking for $599, and the Full HD OLED display is standard! Except for the 60 Hz PWM at low brightness, the panel is fully compelling. Corners have been cut when it comes to the ports as a way to maintain the device in its price range; there is no Thunderbolt here. Fortunately, no compromises have been made in terms of performance, even though a low-end Jasper Lake SoC is running inside. The Pentium Silver chip doesn't need a fan, and it can compete with its closest rivals, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Book S, in terms of computing power and system performance; the Samsung device is surpassed in most disciplines.

Since many aspects are ultimately good as well, such as the good camera (front and rear), the input devices, and the speaker sound, the Vivobook 13 Slate earns our full recommendation.

All details, results, and comparisons with current contenders can be found in our review of the Asus Vivobook 13 Slate.

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Sebastian Jentsch
Editor of the original article: Sebastian Jentsch - Managing Editor Consumer Laptops - 741 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2010
Computers always had an important place in my life, starting with an Intel 80286 microprocessor in the early 1990s. I became interested in the productive side of technology, especially in campus radio, while studying at TU Chemnitz and during a trainee program in Belfast. Hardware interests led me to manage, which is now a division of Notebooksbilliger, for a few years. I became self-employed in 2010 and took the next logical step in my career by starting to write for Notebookcheck.
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Stephanie Chamberlain
Translator: Stephanie Chamberlain - Translator - 516 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
I've been fascinated with technology ever since I got my very first Android smartphone, which was quite a while ago. The power packed into such a small footprint still amazes me. Learning to program made my understanding of technology deeper, and at the same time, it expanded my interest to the area of desktop computers and laptops. All this led me to enjoy reading and watching reviews of new devices, and that's how I stumbled upon Notebookcheck. I immediately found their reviews to be very comprehensive, and luckily, I've even had the chance of translating them since 2019. When it comes to the huge field of technology, I'm currently also interested in specializing in Java programming.
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Sebastian Jentsch, 2021-12- 8 (Update: 2021-12- 8)