Cleaning out my closet


While cleaning my closet bedroom closet yesterday, I found my Asus vivotab RT in it. I haven’t used it for 3 or 4 years. After all that time in there, they battery still had a 85% charge.

Thinking about selling it, maybe get about $75. It also have the keyboard.

After playing around with it, it was not as slow as I remember.

Beside from the apps loading slow, the desktop stuff was fast, and loaded normally. Even browsing site wasn’t that slow. It was about the same speed as loading sites on my iPad mini.

Being that they make Windows 10 for ARM. I wonder if I can put Windows 10 on that.

Comments (6)

6 responses to “Cleaning out my closet”

  1. AnOldAmigaUser

    The ARM processors of the RT days are easily outclassed by the current generation, and Windows 10 does not run especially well on them.

    Microsoft will not allow Windows 10 on a Surface RT so I doubt it would work on a third party device. You could give it a shot for the entertainment value, but my guess is that it will fall into the realm of recreational impossibilities.

    • wright_is

      In reply to AnOldAmigaUser:

      The newer processor will have an extended instruction set and features, new video chipset etc. so the code probably won't work anyway and none/few of the peripherals would work (probably no video, no touch, for example).

  2. Patrick3D

    Asus doesn't offer driver downloads for that device, unless the ARM version of Windows 10 happened to ship with the necessary drivers built-in for nvidia tegra 3 processors, then you won't be able to get it to work. Everything I have read is that Microsoft has only developed support for specific models of SnapDragon processors.

  3. Paul Thurrott

    You can't put Windows 10 on ARM on that, sorry. The chipset is incompatible.

  4. waethorn

    In response to your last query: No.

    Windows RT devices used NVIDIA SoC's (except for the Nokia device). Windows 10 for ARM was only made for Snapdragon processors, and is incompatible with the RT devices.

  5. johannes

    How funny! I have the keyboard that I bought on some firesale long ago, thinking I would buy the tablet also. Then, yeah Windows RT just vanished and now the tablet is impossible to find. It would have to be at a very nice price now also since the OS is abandoned. However, the build quality on this device is really nice! Even the keyboard is aluminium and it feels waaaay more premium than the Asus Transformer Pad 100 or whatever that replaced this device running "real" Windows.

    Nice find! I think you should keep it, I guess it would make a really nice terminal like device. Running remote desktop to connect to a powerfull PC and doing all the work there with a really nice battery life since the keyboard has a battery to :)