1. baseballbert's Avatar
    Long story short, the USB port on my ASUS Vivotab Note 8 went belly up and its $180 to repair. I need a tablet for work to specifically run OneNote and updates in Excel and that's about 90% of what I'll need it for.

    What recommendations do people have for less than the $180 repair fee? Thanks!!!
    08-23-2017 04:32 PM
  2. MatP's Avatar
    I just did a search on Ebay and note there are a number of Dell Venue 8 Pro tablets that have recently sold in the neighborhood of $100. I have had one of these for the last four years, and it's been great. I suspect it would be similar to your Asus. Bad news, though, my USB port is on the way out, too. I have only one mini USB cable that will charge it, and my mini USB to USB adapter no longer works. That said, it is still going and I consider four years to be a pretty impressive life cycle for a tablet that was less than $300 to begin with and has led a pretty tough life.

    There are also a few Vivotab 8s that sold recently on Ebay. They appear to be going for a little more than the Dells, but many still less than $180.

    I think the Dell and Asus were really the top 8 inch tablets of their time. Maybe you're thinking you want to go with something else, though, a 10 incher or similar. I guess that would require some more hunting around.
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    08-24-2017 12:22 PM
  3. baseballbert's Avatar
    Thanks a ton for taking the time out of your day to respond. Much appreciated.

    I'll take a look around ebay. I've heard good things about the Dells.
    08-25-2017 09:29 AM
  4. tgp's Avatar
    The HP Stream 7 or 8 are pretty good value for a budget device.
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    08-25-2017 09:36 AM
  5. baseballbert's Avatar
    The HP Stream 7 or 8 are pretty good value for a budget device.
    I saw those on Amazon for a decent price. Do all of the windows 10 updates slow it down given its specs? But if only OneNote is being used probably a moot point?
    08-25-2017 07:13 PM
  6. baseballbert's Avatar
    What about Nuvision tablets?
    08-25-2017 07:14 PM
  7. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I saw those on Amazon for a decent price. Do all of the windows 10 updates slow it down given its specs? But if only OneNote is being used probably a moot point?
    I wouldn't recommend getting that HP tablet. It's a bargain, sure, but you get what you pay for. I bought it when it was released. Loved it for a while, but its quality is pretty low, in my opinion. Also, I'm pretty sure that it has stopped getting the big updates from MS due to its processor. I'm not 100% on that though.

    I have the Nuvision 8 inch tablet, and it's not that bad actually. Screen is really good for the price. My only problems with it have been the speaker output and wifi on mine is spotty at times. Often, on boot up, I get the "No Internet Access" message and have to reboot. That issue was rampant for the past 5 or 6 months on my tablet, but it's becoming fairly rare for me now.

    For your particular needs, I think the Nuvision tablets would be fine for you.
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    08-25-2017 08:35 PM
  8. baseballbert's Avatar
    I wouldn't recommend getting that HP tablet. It's a bargain, sure, but you get what you pay for. I bought it when it was released. Loved it for a while, but its quality is pretty low, in my opinion. Also, I'm pretty sure that it has stopped getting the big updates from MS due to its processor. I'm not 100% on that though.

    I have the Nuvision 8 inch tablet, and it's not that bad actually. Screen is really good for the price. My only problems with it have been the speaker output and wifi on mine is spotty at times. Often, on boot up, I get the "No Internet Access" message and have to reboot. That issue was rampant for the past 5 or 6 months on my tablet, but it's becoming fairly rare for me now.

    For your particular needs, I think the Nuvision tablets would be fine for you.
    Which model do you have? Thanks for the feedback!
    08-28-2017 10:28 PM
  9. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'll have to look when I get home from work. I bought it soon after it was released, so it is one of the originals. Also, since the last few updates, I've had no internet troubles.

    I have the TM800W560L Signature Addition. For the price, it's a really good tablet.
    Last edited by Scienceguy Labs; 08-29-2017 at 09:16 PM.
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    08-29-2017 12:34 PM
  10. digitaldd's Avatar
    I second the Dell Venue 8 Pro, I have one of the original models and aside from 2GB ram and 32GB storage its been a champ
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    08-30-2017 01:43 PM

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