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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.

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, 2021-12- 8 (Update: 2021-12- 8)