Joined on 02/03/08
ASUS Vivotab Refurb
Pros: Price Size Condition Battery life Transformability
Cons: Windows 8 Updating
Overall Review: I bought one tablet, and then another, and then another. The first Vivotab I bought updated without a hitch, but it took DAYS. In order to update to 8.1, which is a vast improvement over 8, you are required to download updates for 8 then you can update to 8.1. There are around 120 updates that need to be installed first before you can install 8.1. I also found out the hard way that you need to update the ASUS software first, so be sure and do that to start (located on the regular desktop - LiveUpdate) Once all the updating is done you have a nice, good working tablet that has not disappointed yet. I also purchased a Transleeve keyboard that had expanded the capability of the tablet. I will be starting medic school in the fall and this is going to be my go to device. I decided to get another one for my wife. This one was a clunker. It wouldn't update, had to completely reset it twice to get it to work so I RMA'd it (sent it back.) This is interesting though, I see these stories of how terrible the RMA experience is.......I gotta call Shenanigans on that. It was the most pleasant, helpful, and courteous experience I have ever had returning a product. Period. New Egg deserves kudos for that. I got my replacement Vivotab within 10 days and had a much better experience with it than I did the first now that I got it figured out, and knew what to do. Overall, I have to say, buy this tablet. You get a barebones product but the savings are tremendous. You do stand a small risk of getting a Frisbee, but New Egg stood behind their product and did the right thing. That earned them the fifth egg on my rating.