Prices in AU are so baffling and high, my condolences The VivoTab Smart is very similar to the base model ThinkPad Tablet 2 and base Dell Latitude 10. Here in the US, the Dell and Asus are both priced at $499 for the base model. Honestly, these three (in base config for Lenovo and Dell so no pen feature included) are so similar, it largely comes down to brand preference. The Asus has a little more flex in the plastic back but is otherwise a solid tablet for the price.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview