Case in point: Asus announced Tuesday the anticipated Vivo Tab RT would arrive day and date with Windows 8.
The tablet will come in 32GB and 64GB varieties, and both include a keyboard dock with purchase.
4G LTE at AT&T, 3G at Vodafone
While there are standard Wi-Fi versions of both Vivo Tab RTs available, those hoping for a cellular support will find a few options.
We already knew AT&T would get the Vivo Tab RT in the U.S., with limited exclusivity and 4G LTE support, and Asus confirmed that again Tuesday.
Asus also confirmed Vodafone would carry a 3G version of the tablet in select European markets, but didn't elaborate specific locales.
With Nvidia's quad-core Tegra 3 TE, a 10.1-inch screen with 1366 x 768 resolution and HD video-recording capabilities, the Vivo Tab RT should appeal to plenty of customers.
Just how many consumers will choose the Asus over Microsoft's own proprietary tablet, however, remains to be seen.