1. jdevenberg's Avatar
    If you order the Vivo Tab RT off of Staples.com (they aren't carrying it in store yet) they will throw ith the $160 dock for free. Best Buy won't match this, I tried. Amazon isn't offering the same deal (didn't see if they'd match it or not). No one else I have checked is including the dock, only Staples.com. Best part, free 2 day shipping on any order over $45.

    I think this puts the Vivo Tab RT neck and neck with the Surface on value, as they both have features the other doesn't.
    10-26-2012 03:22 PM
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    10-26-2012 03:26 PM
  3. theefman's Avatar
    Either the word hasnt gone out or most retailers are ignoring it as nowhere else has that deal. Good deal.
    10-26-2012 03:31 PM
  4. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I read that several days ago, and I asked every single retailer that was selling it and every last retailer if they were including the dock and as of yesterday, all of them said no. I was really bummed because I like what the Vivo has to offer better than what the Surface has to offer but only wanted to spend $599 with a keyboard so I asked again today, and only Staples said yes. I got off the phone with the local Best Buy 10 minutes ago and they said no. I even went so far as to contact Asus about it because all the reviews said it was included and retailers were saying no. All I got back was a generic response about unreleased products.
    Last edited by jdevenberg; 10-26-2012 at 03:38 PM.
    10-26-2012 03:32 PM
  5. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Either the word hasnt gone out or most retailers are ignoring it as nowhere else has that deal. Good deal.
    I agree. I wanted the Vivo a lot more than I wanted a Surface (it fits my particular use case better), but wasn't willing to shell out $760 bucks on the Vivo for what I could get for $599 in the Surface. This deal made my day this morning.
    10-26-2012 03:40 PM
  6. theefman's Avatar
    I agree. I wanted the Vivo a lot more than I wanted a Surface (it fits my particular use case better), but wasn't willing to shell out $760 bucks on the Vivo for what I could get for $599 in the Surface. This deal made my day this morning.
    I'm tempted, seems the Atom devices are due Nov 14, per the MS store pre-order page. But RT just wont work for me, so I guess I'll be waiting.
    10-26-2012 04:10 PM
  7. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I'm tempted, seems the Atom devices are due Nov 14, per the MS store pre-order page. But RT just wont work for me, so I guess I'll be waiting.
    I was tempted by Atom devices, but I just do not need x86 compatability. I don't own a single paid x86 program and every program I use, with the exception of the coming but unlaunched Nook app, has a Windows RT version available already. I am a techie, but not a power user lol
    10-26-2012 04:22 PM
  8. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    Hmm, looks like you can get a free dock from Asus until the end of the year.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
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    10-26-2012 04:44 PM
  9. theefman's Avatar
    I was tempted by Atom devices, but I just do not need x86 compatability. I don't own a single paid x86 program and every program I use, with the exception of the coming but unlaunched Nook app, has a Windows RT version available already. I am a techie, but not a power user lol
    I dont run a lot of x86 programs on my Acer at the moment but I think the extra flexibility is worthwhile. Things like backing up to my Home Server, and a few other utilities. Maybe when RT matures I can leave the few programs I currently run behind and move over.
    10-26-2012 04:46 PM
  10. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Hmm, looks like you can get a free dock from Asus until the end of the year.

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
    In that event, TigerDirect.com has it for $499 and Best Buy will price match it. Add in the free dock from ASUS and you have the makings of a really sweet deal on your hands
    10-26-2012 06:14 PM
  11. theefman's Avatar
    In that event, TigerDirect.com has it for $499 and Best Buy will price match it. Add in the free dock from ASUS and you have the makings of a really sweet deal on your hands
    You know, I've never had best buy accept to price match, has their policy changed?
    10-26-2012 07:12 PM
  12. jdevenberg's Avatar
    You know, I've never had best buy accept to price match, has their policy changed?
    Yes. But it turns out there cost on the vivo is $550 so they won't go lower than that. Office Depot matched the $499 though
    10-27-2012 12:02 AM
  13. theefman's Avatar
    Yes. But it turns out there cost on the vivo is $550 so they won't go lower than that. Office Depot matched the $499 though
    In store? Hate to admit but I may pick one up and sell my Acer and use it till something decent comes along. And was that without the dock?
    10-27-2012 12:28 AM
  14. jdevenberg's Avatar
    In store? Hate to admit but I may pick one up and sell my Acer and use it till something decent comes along. And was that without the dock?
    Yes in store. I'm typing on it now. It was $499 without the dock cause they matched tiger direct. Apparently it is a store by store choice if they price match web sites or not, so if one says no, try another. And I applied for the free dock from Asus, so I will end up paying $499 for the tablet and dock on launch day.
    10-27-2012 12:40 AM
  15. theefman's Avatar
    Yes in store. I'm typing on it now. It was $499 without the dock cause they matched tiger direct. Apparently it is a store by store choice if they price match web sites or not, so if one says no, try another. And I applied for the free dock from Asus, so I will end up paying $499 for the tablet and dock on launch day.
    Sounds like a good deal. How do you like it so far?

    Edit: looks like the Tigerdirect price has gone back to normal, you nipped in just in time.
    Last edited by theefman; 10-27-2012 at 01:20 AM.
    10-27-2012 01:10 AM
  16. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Sounds like a good deal. How do you like it so far?

    Edit: looks like the Tigerdirect price has gone back to normal, you nipped in just in time.
    Wow that is awesome! I'm really liking it so far. I've used android, iPad, and now windows tablets and this has been my favorite out of the box,
    10-27-2012 01:25 AM
  17. theefman's Avatar
    Wow that is awesome! I'm really liking it so far. I've used android, iPad, and now windows tablets and this has been my favorite out of the box,
    Thats good. I'm going to the MS store near me later so I'll compare both if I do decide to buy.

    Probably should post in the Vivo RT forum as well, pretty quiet in there. :)
    10-27-2012 02:12 AM
  18. jdevenberg's Avatar
    Didn't even know we had one
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    10-27-2012 07:53 AM
  19. theefman's Avatar
    Didn't even know we had one
    How much disk space did it have out the box?
    10-27-2012 12:13 PM
  20. jdevenberg's Avatar
    You know, I didn't check. There wasn't too much bloat wear on it though, just a Asus could storage app (5 gigs free) and an Asus Camera app. So it should be fairly similar to the 20ish of the Surface
    10-27-2012 03:59 PM
  21. theefman's Avatar
    Ok, thanks. Looking like the Atom's are starting to show up, the Acer is now on Amazon showing out of stock. Still might get one though, if only to have something to play with right away.
    10-27-2012 04:41 PM
  22. SoloXCRacer's Avatar
    How much disk space did it have out the box?
    This was taken from a Vivo Tab RT demo unit at Best Buy. There were some photos and videos on there taken by other customers. So, this should give you an idea I hope.

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    10-29-2012 09:44 AM
  23. dzdj's Avatar
    You know, I didn't check. There wasn't too much bloat wear on it though, just a Asus could storage app (5 gigs free) and an Asus Camera app. So it should be fairly similar to the 20ish of the Surface
    What is nice about this "bloatware" is it is easily uninstallable!
    10-31-2012 05:20 PM
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