ASUS Vivotab Note 8 M80TA 8-inch Windows 8 Tablet Coming

Posted on 18 December 2013 by



 

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The ASUS Vivotab Note 8 is coming. Spotted in a number of places around the net, including the ASUS website, it’s pretty much confirmed. Mobilegeeks have chased down the specifications of this Windows 8.1 Baytrail tablet that will start at $299. The Wacom digitizer stands out.

  • Display: 8-inch IPS. 1280×800 resolution
  • Touchscreen: 10-finger capacitive, Wacom-Digitizer with Stylus (Possible option)
  • OS: Windows 8.1 with Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student
  • Processor: 1.33 – 1,86GHz Intel Atom Z3740
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal storage: 32 or 64 Gigabyte
  • Connectivity: MicroSD, MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio.
  • Wireless: WLAN a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
  • Camera: 5Mp rear, 1,2 Mp rear
  • Other:: Stereo speakers and mic.
  • Battery: 3950mAh, 15Wh
  • Colour: Black
  • Size: 220,9 x 133,8 x 10,95 mm.
  • Weight: 380 g

With price, weight and specifications the same as most of the 8-inch tablets one wonders why ASUS are coming so late to the market but the Wacom digitizer will be a big attraction for many. Apart from that it’s down to quality, availability, accessories and offers.

Based on the content that ASUS have prepared, one can expect the ASUS Vivotab Note 8 very soon.

Source: Mobilegeeks.

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Beomagi says:

    The one thing that would sell me an 8″ windows 8.1 tablet over any other, would be a proper keyboard dock. Bring back the UMPC!

    Jason Reply:

    That’d be ideal. I’d rather have a physical keyboard and an optical/trackpoint mouse. At least with a stylus you’d get a mouse pointer. Although, you’ll have to keep pulling it out/in. Stylus usage can also force you to adjust your grip to a less stable one when you’re using the tablet without a table or some other surface.

  2. JohnCz says:

    If they are putting “Note” in the product name I suspect the stylus will indded be included and stored in the unit.

    Jason Reply:

    I hope it’s included AND there’s a silo for it. Dell’s solution sucks. Their’s isn’t included, too fat, no silo and uses a battery. Not to mention it doesn’t work very well.

    Chippy Reply:

    Interesting thought. A stowed stylus with Wacom would be quite something.

  3. Jason says:

    Wow, the possible storable active stylus may convince me to jump on the 8″ Windows 8 tablet bandwagon earlier than I thought. I was waiting for the 64-bit and 4+ GB versions.

    cmvrgr Reply:

    64bit and 4 gb versions is my main reason for waiting ….

    Alex White Reply:

    Same here. 4GB/64bit is a reasonable minimum.

  4. Hop says:

    I dont really understand why people like 64bit more than 32bit?
    90% programs are 32bit and you like these 64bit programs whre you have to use Torch to find them.
    64bit takes even much more memory

    cmvrgr Reply:

    It is obvious that we are using 64 bit apps and we need that support.

    Paul Reply:

    There are some who just need it. There are some 64-bit only software out there. Also, these people who need them obviously are willing to sacrifice ease of use so they can use the software at all instead of waiting for who knows how long to get to a notebook or desktop PC. Besides, Bay Trail isn’t just going into 8″ devices but also in 10″ notebooks. Then there’s those who want to install Linux on them but default out of the box methods require 64-bit hardware and UEFI/BIOS.

    Just because you don’t have a use for 64-bit doesn’t mean others don’t either. Of course, I’m not saying there’s a majority who need 64-bit but they exist and hence the comments who ask for them. What I don’t understand is why there are always people who don’t understand that the things people do can vary as much as the amount of people out there in the world.

  5. Paul says:

    From the leaks, this may be the best 8 incher yet and they’re just going to get better. I have to say Windows 8 and Bay Trail really are huge benefits to the UMPC area and even the whole convergence ideal. Really wish OQO and Viliv could have lasted long enough to reach this point. Hopefully, others will fill in their shoes.

    I’m also looking forward to how Ubuntu Touch fares since I’m also a Linux user. I’m not an expert or anything but I do like to automate many tasks using Bash scripts, cron jobs, upstart/systemd events and the plethora of available Linux utilities which isn’t really an easy thing to do on Windows.

  6. Hector says:

    Oh Viliv! How I really miss you…

    cmvrgr Reply:

    My viliv is super even now. They only bad thing is the 5″ screen that is so small for everyday use. For sure viliv idea for mobile computing was many years ahead. That was the reason of paying 750€ to buy it..

    Now I am stuck in a tab3 8″ and a ultrabook and I wish soon in 2014 that 64 bit tablets will come on the market and have all my desktop apps in my pocket every second of the day that will help me to be more productive by sticking is on a hdmi tv. For sure an i5 processor is the minimum for the tasks that is required for my needs but an i3 performance baytrail isn’t bad for a 400gr package.

  7. Bahiga says:

    Add 3G / GPS and a keyboard with an extra battery and this would be the best machine

  8. CLC says:

    If you connected one of these to the micro usb port, could you have a usb device connected at the same time you project to another screen via hdmi?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-Female-to-Micro-USB-Female-Male-Adapter-Splitter-White-Giwpb-/310724161251?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item48589a6ee3