1. MA83's Avatar
    https://www.asus.com/us/News/yi29FiPzTzzNXPhu

    ASUS Announces VivoTab Note 8 Windows 8.1 Tablet with Professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus

    2014/01/06
    The VivoTab Note 8 is powered by the latest Intel Atom Z3740 processor for a perfect balance between multitasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency

    Las Vegas, NV (January 6th, 2014) - ASUS today announced the VivoTab Note 8, a Windows 8.1 tablet featuring a professional Wacom digitizer stylus, making it the best pen-based tablet for productivity or creativity. Designed for professionals and students alike the VivoTab Note 8 is bundled with Microsoft Office Home and Student, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. VivoTab Note 8s lightweight and the ability to use it one-handed make it an ideal mobile productivity tool. With slim bezels, a high-definition IPS display and an elegant design it deserves pride of place in any business or educational environment.



    Powerful Quad-Core Processor
    The VivoTab Note 8 is powered by the latest Intel Atom Z3740 processor for a perfect balance between multitasking performance and outstanding energy efficiency. With up to 8 hours battery life, VivoTab Note 8 can last for a working day. And with 2GB of memory, up to 64GB of solid-state storage plus the ability to use up to 64GB microSD cards, there is all the storage space you need for your apps and files. Accessing your data on the move is simple, too, thanks to a free year of unlimited ASUS WebStorage.

    Precise input with Wacom technology
    Designed for one-handed user with ultra-slim bezels, the VivoTab Note 8 is ideal for highly mobile consumers. Its professional digitizer pen sits neatly in its holder along the bottom edge of the tablet, so it is always on hand when you need it. Based on premium Wacom technology, the digitizer stylus affords the best possible accuracy, speed, and responsiveness. This, combined with over 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity, provides an extremely natural writing or drawing experience, meaning you really can leave your sketchpad or notebook at home: the VivoTab Note 8 is all you need!

    Serious About Audio
    Developed by the team of experts in the ASUS Golden Ear team, SonicMaster audio technology uses a tailored mix of hardware and software to enhance sound quality to a level far above what you might expect from such a small device. Its rear-facing stereo speakers with large resonance chambers give rich, rounded bass, and sophisticated audio processing tools boost the frequency range to make music, movies and games sound fantastic.

    SPECIFICATIONS
    VivoTab Note 8
    Windows 8.1
    8-inch HD (1280 x 800) IPS display
    Intel Atom Z3740 processor
    Integrated Professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus with EMR Technology
    2GB LPDDR3 memory
    5MP rear camera and HD front-facing camera
    802.11 ABGN, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, Miracast
    Up to 64GB internal storage, up to 64GB microSD card slot and bundled unlimited ASUS WebStorage (1 year)
    Micro USB
    15.5Whr battery
    220.9 x 133.8 x 10.95mm
    380g

    Who else is excited about this tab?!
    01-10-2014 03:31 PM
  2. DBDev's Avatar
    Looks nice! However I don't like 8" tablets, but it still looks great
    MA83 likes this.
    01-10-2014 04:08 PM
  3. MA83's Avatar
    Forgot to mention the price points that have been reported (and instagrammed by ASUS): $299 for 34GB and $349 for 64GB.

    I've been wanting a full w8 tab in that price point with a quality active digitizer for quite some time! I use SuperNote on my OG ASUS TF101, but it's just not the same as OneNote. Plus a 10" tab can be a pain when I'm moving from meeting to meeting up at corporate. So, I'm really liking the smaller form factor with the WACOM integrated!
    01-10-2014 04:22 PM
  4. QOAM's Avatar
    I want one. I prefer 10" tablets. But I like the idea of the 8" tablet for carrying in my purse every day.
    01-20-2014 09:02 AM
  5. MA83's Avatar
    I'm on my second 10" tab and I have a super cheap 7" chinese android tab. I really like the size and portability of the 7" but the hardware was so jankity that the tab wasn't very useable. Anyways, 8" is going to be a great form factor for on the go. I use my ASUS T100 for work and play and it's a decent size for most things, but I use MS OneNote a lot to take notes during meetings and to keep my current task list up-to-date. It's a little too bulky for those types of quick reference uses. That's where I think that the 8" is better.
    01-20-2014 09:25 AM
  6. QOAM's Avatar
    I read that ASUS Customer service was horrible but Isn't that true for all customer service.
    01-20-2014 09:35 AM
  7. MA83's Avatar
    I think that they've really tried to change that image. They even have active support staff on this site now. Personally, having owned several ASUS laptops and now two ASUS tablets, I have yet to have an issue with a device that required me to reach out to customer service. I like their build quality and they almost always surpass my expectations for the price range I'm purchasing in. The T100 is a perfect example. It's a beast of a device for only $300-400, and there's not much more I could have wanted on it.
    01-20-2014 02:42 PM
  8. QOAM's Avatar
    Wonder what happened. I almost pre-ordered this tablet. I did actually and then when they said that it would be a while I cancelled my order and asked to be notified when they know a for sure ETA. Hadn't heard back from them and today went to the order page and found this posted. "This product is not available and cannot be purchased. It has been discontinued by the manufacturer or vendor."
    01-21-2014 03:24 PM
  9. MA83's Avatar
    They probably screwed up on the website getting the presale pages online. More than likely the page was made live when it wasn't supposed to be yet.
    01-22-2014 10:34 AM
  10. aitt's Avatar
    Said I would never own another ASUS product again after two failed some kind of way after the 1 year warranty.
    01-22-2014 10:38 AM
  11. MA83's Avatar
    01-22-2014 10:49 AM
  12. MA83's Avatar
    Said I would never own another ASUS product again after two failed some kind of way after the 1 year warranty.
    Sorry to hear that man! My ASUS TF101 is still going strong after 3 years, and the T100 just gets better and better the more I use it.
    01-22-2014 10:50 AM
  13. camaroz1985's Avatar
    My wife has been wanting an 8" tablet. This could be the one for her.
    01-22-2014 01:36 PM
  14. MA83's Avatar
    02-11-2014 12:29 PM

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